Ready for Kindergarten?
Take a Virtual Tour and Learn More About Cortina
Cortina Elementary is a community school in the Higley Unified School District serving neighborhood kindergarten through sixth grade students.
Our classrooms provide each and every child the opportunity to learn and grow in a challenging and supportive environment. We make learning relevant and fun through discovery science, current events, hands-on mathematics and engaging students in rich literature and text. Additionally, we provide a well rounded curriculum of physical education, art, technology, and music. We offer a full menu of athletics, arts, and school sponsored clubs and organizations to meet the needs and interests of each student.
Interested in enrolling your child into kindergarten at Cortina? View our informational Kindergarten Round Up PowerPoint by clicking here.
Take a virtual tour by watching the video below and get a sneak peek of what kindergarten at CortinaElementary will look like.
Additionally, you can learn more about our program by viewing our virtual Kindergarten Round Up Q&A. Click here to view the Q&A.
Enroll Today for the 2021-22 School Year
Registration may be completed online through the District’s new system. Families will be contacted on a business day within 48 hours.
If you are unable to complete the online registration, you may print and complete registration forms and return them to your school during business hours.
To determine what home school boundary you live in, please click here for our boundary maps.
Please be sure to bring the following documents when registering your child, along with your completed registration packet:
• Child’s Birth Certificate
• Child’s Immunization Record
• Proof of Residency
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Qualifies for Kindergarten?
If your child will be 5 years of age by August 31 of school year you wish to enroll, he or she qualifies for kindergarten.
If your child will be 5 years of age between September 1 and December 31 of that school year, you may consider having your child tested to see if he/she will qualify for early entrance kindergarten.
There is a non-refundable fee of $60.00 to cover the assessment. If you would like to submit an application for Early Entrance Kindergarten Assessment, please sign up here. For assistance, please call 480.279.7055.