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:
In order to build an inspiring learning environment we will:
Create a climate of high academic expectations.
Use technology to provide students with engaging classrooms and critical thinking skills to reach their highest potential.
Maintain collaborative lines of communication connecting parents, teachers and students.
Provide a safe environment academically, emotionally and physically.
Use data and assessments to provide feedback and monitor for progress to drive instruction.
Mission StatementAt Cortina Elementary School we are committed to empowering all students to reach their learning potential by guiding and challenging them individually and collectively. Through quality programs and instruction, parental and community involvement, and strong leadership Cortina has been recognized as an Excelling school. Cortina takes pride in its accomplishments and is proud to be a member of the Higley learning community.