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  • Higley Virtual Academy is a stand-alone, comprehensive K-12 school that helps meet the needs of our families.

    Higley Virtual Academy - Semester 1 Enrollment

    Enrollment for all K-12 students will conclude on Tuesday, August 9th at 12pm. Should you have an interest in exploring Higley Virtual Academy’s fulltime or our concurrent learning module, we encourage you to contact the office at 480.279.9713 or email HigleyVirtualAcademy@husd.org for additional information.

    Registration for the second semester will open late-November with virtual learning beginning January 2023.

    We recognize decisions pertaining to your child’s education do not come lightly and appreciate your consideration of our campus.

Announcements

  • HUSD Takes Proactive Approach to Ensure Students Thrive Academically and Emotionally 

    To increase awareness of mental health challenges among young people, Higley Unified School District has implemented a Healthy Higley Wellness Initiative. This initiative is designed to provide community members in the Gilbert area with the resources needed to ensure students thrive academically and emotionally.

    As part of Higley Unified School District's updated strategic plan, maximizing each student's academic and social-emotional growth is of the utmost importance.

    HUSD has taken a proactive approach to ensure the District is providing resources to support the social-emotional growth of each student and the development of positive student behavior. To do so, HUSD has developed and implemented a K-12 comprehensive counseling program, with additional counselors available to all students. This increase in counselors includes the addition of one District led counselor to support the K-12 counselor group, three counselors to service all nine elementary schools, and a District behavior coach. This model enhances the ability for all students to fully utilize all the opportunities that are available to them related to emotional well-being.

    The District has also improved its process of training employees, families, and students on social-emotional growth. This year's focus is resiliency, which includes proactive and preventative ways to overcome obstacles and develop positive life skills.

    Additionally, the District is focusing on suicide awareness and drug prevention. One of the strategies the District is using to increase suicide awareness is through additional training for all school site employees. HUSD is currently developing and refining its process associated with Suicide Risk Management, which includes training K-12 employees with step-by-step guidelines to better help them observe concerning behavior and respond appropriately. Administrators have already received additional training on this process earlier this school year, but all K-12 employees will be trained with these additional steps starting in December 2022.

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  • Dangers of Snapchat: HUSD Community Lecture    

    Dear HUSD community,

    On August 25, Higley Unified School District is hosting a community lecture to help parents and guardians better understand the dangers of Snapchat and precautionary measures that can help keep their child safe. Snapchat has become one of the most popular apps among the youth with fun features like filters, emojis, augmented reality, but experts have concerns about the safety of this app.

    Join us as we discuss these concerns and steps that can be taken to better keep kids safe. The event will take place Thursday, August 25 from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the Governing Board Room at the District Office: 2935 S Recker Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.

    Please note that this event is intended for parents, guardians and other caregivers.

    This event is part of our Healthy Higley Wellness Initiative. HUSD is partnering with community agencies to provide parents with resources around the topics of drug prevention and internet safety.

    Respectfully,

    HUSD Leadership

    Snapchat Event Flyer - August 25

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  • K-6 Upcoming Dates of Importance

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  • Dual Enrollment Opportunities

    In conjunction with Chandler Gilbert Community College, Higley Virtual Academy is exploring its option to offer a handful of courses for Dual Enrollment.  Dual Enrollment provides students the opportunity of earning lower-division college credit while still enrolled in high school.  The credits students earn through dual enrollment are treated the same as regular college credit, i.e. they can be transferred to other Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona’s state universities, and even some out-of-state colleges. Students will be establishing a college academic record and will be required to report such enrollment to future colleges or universities. 

    Those interested will find more peer interaction than our typical classes online.  To put it in perspective, students can come to expect approximately 25% of their coursework to involve collaboration.

    • Collaborative Activities- students will be assigned partners who are also online to meet with virtually or in person to work together on assigned projects
    • Discussion Boards- posting and replying to these is a non-negotiable

    Participation cost  reflects $85.00 per credit hour- classes average between 3 and 4 credits. 

    At this time, we are exploring the following potential offerings: Honors and on-level Pre-calculus, English 101 and 102 (Junior and Senior English) and American/AZ History. 

    In the event you are interested in exploring this pathway, we ask that you reach out via phone or email so we can provide you with additional information to make a sound decision. 

    FAQ Dual Enrollment

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