The Higley Traditional Academy develops a solid foundation of fundamental and higher-level thinking skills through a structured curriculum that is consistent within each grade level and sequential throughout the grades. The kindergarten through sixth-grade curriculum is taught using both whole group and small group teaching techniques. To preserve the integrity of the academic day, minimal programming interruptions are scheduled to allow students access to learning to the greatest extent possible. Also, student uniforms are essential for the proper structure of a traditional academy.
The phonics-based Spalding program is the basis of HTA’s language arts curriculum. Math instruction is differentiated and provides students access to multiple problem-solving strategies, procedural fluency, and computational fluency. Special area classes, such as media, music, art, and physical education are included in the curriculum. Technology will be incorporated throughout the curriculum as appropriate in accordance with Arizona State Standards and within district guidelines. Each student is provided with their own laptop to use while here at school.
With the exception of Special Education classes, pull-out programs are not provided at Higley Traditional; however, many of these programs, such as robotics, yearbook, and student council may be available either before or after the regular school day.