• Welcome to Beginning Ceramics

    Hello and welcome to Higley High Ceramics. Higley High School is one of the few High Schools in the area with a Ceramics Program and we are proud to have a long-running Ceramics program. Students at Higley High can take Ceramics all four years of High School starting with Beginning Ceramics and then Intermediate and onto Advanced Ceramics. Senior year, students have the option of taking either AP Art (3-D) or repeating Advanced Ceramics for elective credit.

    My classroom is set up for the student. It’s their space to learn, explore, create and maintain. The creative process teaches us about ourselves, other cultures, and our abilities through our individual experiences. In Ceramics, each student is held responsible for planning, executing and cleaning up after themselves along with working together to keep work spaces safe and clean.


    Beginning Ceramics Supplies & Fees 

    Course Fee:

    A course fee for the entire year is $50, or $25 per semester. Please pay this fee as soon as possible.  This money is used to purchase Ceramic supplies and tools for the class. Without your fees being paid, we will not be able to purchase supplies for this course.

    How to Pay the Course Fee: 

    Pay through the new software In Touch Receipting (Click here for a direct link) and then follow the instructions below:

    1. When you go to the website please click the option for 1st Time Users [Click here to set your password] if you have not created an account with In Touch Receipting prior to the start of the school year
    2. Use you same username and password you use for ParentVue account
    3. Locate course fees
    4. Make a payment

                *You can also see your balance if your student has been charged for any course fees.

    Your email is used as your username in your profile
    If you have any questions please call Katie Davis in the Bookstore 480-279-7445

    Course Materials:

    All students are required to provide the following for the course:

    • Spiral Bound Sketchbook or Notebook (No sketch pads!! (they fall apart))
    • Pencil Box
    • Eraser, Pen, Regular Pencil (used for writing and using with clay)
    • Plastic Grocery Bags
    • Combination lock
    • Colored Pencils (12-24 pack)

    Other optional items:

    • Apron/Old T-shirt
    • Small, Old hand Towel
    • Hand Lotion

    Donations: If you would like to make a donation to the Ceramics Program through Tax Credit, click here for the link. Please remember to write in that you would like your tax credit money to go toward the HHS Ceramics program. This money can be used to help purchase supplies, equipment and other materials to use in the Ceramics classroom. For any other donations, feel free to contact Mrs. McClellan. Thank you for your support of the Arts.