Higley Unified School District (HUSD) is one of only 15 K-12 school districts in Arizona to receive an 'A' rating by the Arizona Department of Education. While HUSD has a 94 percent graduation rate and 85 percent of their student body goes on to college, a small group of students seemed to consistently fall behind, lose credits, and drop out of school. To reverse this trend, the district created the Higley Learning Center (HLC), a nontraditional, alternative educational program using Edgenuity curriculum. HLC serves a diverse array of at-risk middle and high school students. While the majority are eleventh- and twelfth-grade students looking to recover credits and get back on track for graduation, HLC also enrolls pregnant and homeschooled students as well as students with behavioral and disciplinary problems. Typically, high school students attend HLC full time for core and elective instruction. Some high school students spend the morning in traditional schools and arrive for credit recovery at HLC during the afternoon or after school.
Contact: Greg Keith
Higley Learning Center
4068 E Pecos Rd
In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
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