• Ready for Kindergarten?

     Kindergarten classroom with the teacher at the front of the class


    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. Registration for the Early Entrance Kindergarten Assessment will close on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2pm. For assistance, please call 480.279.7055.