• "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~Dr. Seuss

    Upcoming Events at Higley High School:

    College Fair:

    Is college in your future? Maybe a military career? Mark your calendars for the annual College and Career Fair, Thursday, September 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Several local and out of state schools will have representatives here, as well as, the military. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a jump start on your post high school plans. First 20 students from the class of 2020 to come by the Higley College and Career table, get a prize!! 

    College Financial Aid Night:

    Date: Thursday, October 24, from 6-8 p.m.
    Location: Higley HS Library.

    Parents and senior students are invited to attend this important financial aid event where families will have the opportunity to complete the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) Financial Aid experts from the in-state schools will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions. Computers will be available to complete the online form while you are here.

    Please RSVP by emailing Mrs. Keane krista.keane@husd.org.

    How to prepare for this event:
    • Bring your Social Security number, or Alien Registration (USCIS) number
    • 2018 taxes (W-2s, records of money earned)
    • Current bank statements and investment statements
    • Records of untaxed income
    • Create an FSA ID prior to this event by clicking here, and then clicking on the Create an FSA ID tab. Students may stop by the College and Career Center anytime after Fall Break for assistance with obtaining your FSA ID.

    The FAFSA will open October 1. Federal Student Aid website. The FAFSA site offers several resources to answer questions. There is also a glossary that provides information on various college and financial aid terms.

    Other College Events Around the Area:

    HBCU Fair
    Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 , 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Phoenix College, 1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013 

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is a supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Each year, Delta Beta Omega co-hosts with the Phoenix College NAACP/Black Student Union, a fair for hundreds of valley students, their parents, counselors and advisors. College recruiters and alumni from HBCU's will be in attendance providing information about the institutions. Students can also get hands on assistance with financial aid and the application process.

    For more information visit HBCU Fair

    Johns Hopkins Visits Near You
    Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6 – 9 PM
    Location: Chaparral High School, 6935 E Gold Dust Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
    Join Johns Hopkins admissions representatives at this one and only presentation in the Phoenix area. Learn about academics, student life, the application process, financial aid, the city of Baltimore, and more.

    For more information visit Johns Hopkins Visits You

    NACAC Greater Phoenix National College Fair
    Date:  Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. AND Monday, October 21, 2019,  9 a.m.  to 12 p.m. Location:   Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    This event is free and open to the public, National College Fairs are the perfect place to kick off your college search.

    Admission representatives from schools across the country are all gathered in one place. Their goal: To encourage you to learn more about their institutions, and help you sort through the qualities you’re looking for in a college. 

    For more information visit: https://www.nacacfairs.org/

    NACAC Phoenix Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
    Date: Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Interested in pursuing a college degree in music, theater, art, dance, or other related disciplines?  NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs Are for You!

    For more information visit: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/

    Utah State University Open House
    Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Location: Falls Event Center Gilbert, 4635 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
    Talk to USU experts about academic programs, financial aid, student life and more. You will also get to know USU better while enjoying free Aggie Ice Cream. Bring your transcripts and test scores to qualify for, and receive scholarships on the spot! For more information visit Utah State University Office of Admissions Open Houses.

    2019 Association of American Medical Colleges Minority Student Medical Career Fair

    Date: Saturday, November 09, 2019
    Location: Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    This event consists of workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) along with a career fair featuring over 75 medical schools from across the country. Representatives from other health professions also attend. Enjoy interactive discussions with current medical students to find out about their medical school experience, and participate in hands-on activities to test your skills!

    While the focus is on supporting individuals from diverse and under-served communities, all high school and college students interested in medicine and the biomedical sciences are welcome.

    For more information, and to register, please visit the Minority Student Medical Career Fair.

    Other Opportunities

    VERTO Education Seniors: Here's an opportunity to study abroad for freshman year, and earn college credit!

    Overnight at Johns Hopkins and learn about their Humanities program
    Partners in Progress shadowing and mentoring program
    Young Engineers: Young Engineers Shape the World is a two-year program that takes place during out-of-school time. The program seeks to help high school students view engineering as a socially relevant profession. Through a variety of weekend events, participants spend time exploring individual fields of engineering through hands-on activities that are developed to help shape their engineering identity. Aimed at attracting female students, first generation students, and those with financial need that are in 10th-11th grade, YESW seeks to increase the diversity of students pursuing engineering.
    Gilbert Sister Cities: Explore the world for free through this amazing opportunity. Four juniors will represent Gilbert in China or Northern Ireland next summer; find out how you can be one of them.
    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Earn a scholarship and a trip to Washington, DC for all your hard earned volunteer hours.
    ATTENTION JUNIORS! Med-Start Health Careers Program: The Med-Start Health Careers Program is a summer academic enrichment program for any 11th grade Arizona high school student interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences. Students participate in the program during the summer between their junior and senior years.