USA Arizona, USA
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • $ $ $
  • Public

Higley Unified School District

Established: 1909
Blue Ribbon

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Higley Unified School District offers well-rounded, rigorous curricula that include music, art, language, physical education and technology. Dedicated to student achievement, the schools provide a wide-range of Advanced Placement courses, Honors courses, STEM and engineering courses, along with career and technical education.

The district offers a wide range of curriculum designed to challenge all students and prepare them for college after high school. Some of these programs include a full range of AP, honors, and dual enrollment courses along with STEM, Engineering, Career and Technical Education programs. In addition to a commitment to outstanding academics, they encourage all students to participate in one of 50 extra-curricular activities. Whether it be fine arts, sports, student council, or one of many campus clubs, Higley Unified School District is the place to enhance international student’s high school experience.
All of the District’s campuses have sports fields, theaters and science labs. Some also include broadcast studios and engineering labs for their accelerated programs.

Sports and Arts
International students from grades 9 to 11 are invited to take part in junior varsity-level sports teams which have won many national and state awards.
Participation in extracurricular activities and clubs is another great way for international students to experience an authentic American high school lifestyle. In particular, students can get involved with the District’s award winning music department programs.

Awards and Accomplishments
The Arizona Department of Education ranks Higley Unified School District 3rd in the state (A rating) and the Washington Post named one of its high schools “America’s Most Challenging.”

Community Information
The city of Gilbert, ranked as one of the best places to live and learn in the U.S. by CNN/Money Magazine, is warm and sunny all year round. Located 30 minutes east of downtown Phoenix, it’s very easy for international students to take advantage of Phoenix’s many cultural sites and world-class sports and events.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 1700 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Dance, Diving, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling
Acting, Art, Broadcasting, Ceramics, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Art: 2D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, Technical Theater, Television Production, Video Production
Band, Band, Chamber Choir, Choir, Choir - Concert, Jazz Band, Music Theory, Orchestra, Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Vocal Ensemble
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Anti-Bullying Club (SMASH), Best Buddies, Book Club, Chinese Club, DECA, Disc Jockey Club (DJ), Engineering Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Health Occupations, International Club, JROTC, Key Club, Literary Magazine, Mathletes, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Student Council, Students of America, Video
Accepting Students in Grades
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Required


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