• Ready for Kindergarten?


    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.


    Enroll Today for the 2022-23 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.

    To learn more, please visit our District's Kindergarten Webpage