We encourage you to take some time to read through our important student documents.
We designed the Student Services page to help you find information on Wickenburg Unified School District’s focus on creating A+ schools and the programs that assist us in moving students to the next academic level.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was passed by the United States Congress, signed by President Bush, and became effective on January 8, 2002 as Public Law 107-110. The Act amends and re-authorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S. C. 6301 et Seq). The Act represents the most far-reaching reforms to K-12 education since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was first adopted in 1965. Student and school accountability, along with highly qualified professionals, are some of the principle themes of the NCLB.
The law makes available to states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and territories of the United States programs to help supplement state educational programs to improve student achievement. States that apply for these federal programs are required to commit to the various federal program stipulations and requirements on program and student accountability.
Similarly, Arizona School Districts and Charter Schools that choose to apply to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for these funds must agree to abide by all state and federal regulations including the following: the specific federal program regulations under the NCLB; all federal and state regulations regarding the administration of federal programs, such as the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), Office of Management and Budget Circulars, and all applicable Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) including, but not limited to, Statutes on Student Accountability – Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS), Student Accountability Information System (SAIS), English Language Education – English Acquisition Services (EAS); state policies regarding district and grant administration including, but not limited to, The Uniform System of Financial Records for Arizona School Districts (USFR); and all Arizona State Board of Education State Board Rules contained in Title 7 of the Arizona State Administrative Code.
We identify students for ELL services through a home language survey and a state developed language assessment (AZELLA). Once identified, students are either placed in an English Language Development (ELD) classroom, or an Individualized Language Learner Plan (ILLP) is created to guide the classroom teacher in meeting the student’s language development needs. Placement in services depends on the number of students qualifying. The services provided focus on providing instruction in the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as vocabulary and grammar in the English language. To ensure that all students in the program learn English quickly and to comply with state guidelines, we provide instructions in English.
Is your current address a temporary living arrangement? Is your temporary address due to loss of housing or economic hardship? Are you homeless? Are you an accompanied youth? Do you know someone who may be in need of help? There may be help for you and your family with enrollment in school, educational placement for at-risk students, coordinating community social services, and basic school supplies.
To learn more, contact your school counselor or call Allison Jenner at (928) 684-5309. We’ll help you enroll your child and identify community services available to assist you. Our goal is to ensure that McKinney-Vento* eligible students have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. See the important documents sidebar (at the right) for more information.
*Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C.
Each Wickenburg school offers different opportunities for gifted students, which best meet the make-up of the school. Services range from clustered classrooms, AP and honors courses, and afterschool enrichment programs. We identify students through specific assessment criteria. For additional information, please contact Christina Strauss at (928) 501-6000.
Hassayampa Elementary and Vulture Peak Middle School make services provided through Title I avaliable. Depending on the needs of the students, math or reading assistance is available in push-in, pull-out, after school, or summer school programs. Please visit school sites for more details on specific programs.
As school budgets tighten, it becomes increasingly important for districts to identify alternative funding sources. Wickenburg USD #9 currently qualifies for the following grants:
Wickenburg USD #9 has been awarded or has the opportunity to participate in the following partnerships: