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Higley Unified School District

Public School District – Gilbert , Arizona

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.

Located about 30 minutes east of downtown Phoenix.

Area Population: 223,000
City Website: City of Gilbert

Estimated Fall Start Date: Late July Estimated Spring Start Date: Early January
Estimated Fall End Date: Late December Estimated Spring End Date: Late May

Honors or Dual Credit Courses
AFJROTC Aviation, Bioscience I & II, Engineering, Electronics, English, Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, American Government, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Academic Decathlon

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50 Acres

SAT Average (Out of 1600)


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Acting
  • Art
  • Band
  • Broadcast and Video Production
  • Ceramics
  • Chamber Choir
  • Choir - Concert
  • Dance
  • Photography - Digital
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Graphic and Media Design
  • Jazz Band
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Band - Symphony
  • Theater: Tech
  • TV and Film
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Video Production

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • United States Government and Politics
  • United States History
  • World History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Anti-Bullying Club
  • Band
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Best Buddies
  • Book Club
  • Ceramics
  • Chinese
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • DECA
  • DJ
  • Drama
  • Engineering
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Golf
  • Future Health Professionals FHP-HOSA
  • International
  • Key Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Mathletes
  • National Honor Society
  • School Newspaper
  • Orchestra
  • Softball
  • Student Council
  • Swimming
  • Video
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Arizona State University, Berklee College, Brigham Young University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Grand Canyon University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northern Arizona University, Princeton University, Southern Virginia University, United States Military Academy - West Point, University of Arizona, University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California, University of Texas - Austin, Yale University

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Closest International and Local Airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
For Details Visit Website: Higley Unified School District

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