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Curriculum & Student Services

Curriculum is the tool we use to teach our students, to give them worthwhile knowledge. We hope to instill a lifelong love of learning within each student, that they may go forth and continue a tradition of learning within our community. Following are special programs we offer our students.

Preschool Programs

Head Start Special Preschool
We evaluate children recommended for special services, who have reached their third birthday, for admission to the Head Start preschool program. If determined to serve the best needs of a child, we may admit a child who is within 90 days of reaching the age of three to the program with approval from the superintendent.

Regular Preschool
We provide two regular preschool classes for four and five year old children. We require students entering regular preschool to be potty trained. Enrollment in our regular preschool program is need-based. Family income eligibility must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. We require verification of income eligibility be maintained on site for at least two years. We do not permit preschool children to be enrolled in the same program through other funding available from state, federal, or tribal sources.

Title VII Indian Education

Title VII provides for the planning, development, and implementation of educational programs to meet the culturally related academic needs of American Indian/Alaska Native students. Title VII enhances community outreach, offers parent training/empowerment, enriches curriculum, and provides additional professional development training for teachers relative to Indian issues. Visit the Arizona Department of Education for more information about Indian Education.

Exceptional Student Services

Students who do not meet regular promotion requirements must meet the course of study and promotion requirements for special education under the guidance of A.A.C. R7-2-401. The programs for such students who may need modifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Curricular, method, evaluation, or materials modification
  • Additional time to complete requirements
  • Course substitution

Please refer to the materials located on the side of the page for additional information regarding our ESS program and providers.

Community Education

We are pleased to offer our community the opportunity to participate in community education courses.

Computer Classes
We invite our community members to participate in these classes to sharpen skills and gain assistance in learning how to best use technology. We hold computer courses each Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Learn to access your children’s report card and assignments.
  • Learn how to navigate and how to find the best information on the World Wide Web so you can assist your children to successfully learn.
  • Learn proficiency in the use of a variety of input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, flash drive, cameras, and more
  • Learn how to perform basic software application functions in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Standardized Testing

State mandates require statewide assessment of students enrolled in Arizona Public Schools. All students must pass Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) proficiency exams in writing, reading, mathematics, and science to obtain a high school diploma. Students have up to five opportunities to take and pass the exams, beginning in the spring of their sophomore year. At the elementary and middle school level, we administer AIMS testing in the third through eighth grades. For more information about AIMS testing, please visit the Arizona Department of Education website.

Contact Information

Linda King
Special Education Director
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Arlene Begay
Special Education Secretary
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Camilla Hosteen
Federal Programs Director
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Jennifer Beaudette
Funded Programs Secretary
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Andrea Charlie
Dine Studies Coordinator

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Joyce Kocourek
Staff Developer

C.I.A. Secretary
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Francine Yeigh
ELL Technician
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