Caryn Bacon  
    Welcome to the Higley Traditional Academy. On behalf of the students and staff, I am pleased to welcome you to our learning community. We pride ourselves in academic excellence and the members of our staff are dedicated to creating a learning environment that connects people, engages all learners and inspires students to achieve great goals.

    Each and every member of our staff is committed to student success. Having completed comprehensive, professional development in the Spalding Reading Method, our highly qualified teachers are prepared to deliver rigorous instruction using proven instructional practices in an environment that is challenging, supportive and positive.
    Reading is taught using the Spalding Method. This program is phonics-based and instructs students to read, write and spell through a complete K-6 integrated language arts curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on literature and non-fictional text, preparing students for college and career readiness. To build on that concept, students learn both oral and written foundational grammar skills. 
    Higley Traditional Academy is a school of choice for families because it offers a back-to-basics curriculum with full access to all the options our school district has to offer, including music, media,  art and physical education. Our 21st Century classrooms include interactive white boards, 1:1 laptop computers in the classrooms, and document cameras. 
    Our students dress for success! Uniforms are an integral part of eliminating outside distractions. We are committed to creating a culture where students come to school each and every day ready to learn. 
    As parents and family, you will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Higley Traditional Academy prides itself in the positive relationship between the PTO and parent volunteers, site advisory council and the school. Our neighborhood school serves more than 700 students and we welcome over 250 volunteers. Parent involvement is integral to our success and we invite your participation as we work toward continuous improvement of our school. Please contact us if you are interested in being a parent volunteer or in teaching Art Masterpiece in the classroom!
    We provide a safe and focused learning environment so teachers can teach and students can learn. As students acquire necessary skills, we enjoy helping them identify their strengths while never losing sight of their individuality. 
    Mrs. Caryn Bacon
    Higley Traditional Academy