• Cortina opened its doors in August 2006 as the seventh school to join the Higley Unified School Ditsrict.  Home of the Tigers, it was built as a community school to service the educational needs of families living in the Cortina and Sossaman Estates communities.  From opening day to the present, Cortina has always committed to hiring quality staff members to meet the educational needs of every student.  Each staff member actively embraces the school’s vision and mission:

    Cortina Vision 

    Committed to being a positive, connected community that inspires, encourages, and empowers all learners.


    Mission Statement 

    Our purpose at Cortina is to provide the community with a welcoming and safe learning environment that cultivates confident learners who take risks and express curiosity.