By Cort Monroe, Ed.D., CCUSD Superintendent

Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) is registering for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. Kindergarten classes are found at these A+ schools: Black Mountain Elementary, Lone Mountain Elementary, Desert Sun Academy, Horseshoe Trails Elementary, and Desert Willow Elementary.

The mission of CCUSD is to provide an innovative, high-quality learning experience for all students. By facilitating strategies to develop curious, resilient, critical-thinking problem-solvers, students and educators will be empowered to make a difference, while inspiring excellence in our families, community, and world.

Why should you choose CCUSD for kindergarten?
• The district has highly qualified, certified teachers.
• Excellent instruction and signature programs are at each school.
• CCUSD’s commitment to community.
• The district’s focus on whole child development.
• CCUSD has some of the highest test scores in Maricopa County and is the number 1 school district in the Northeast Valley.
• There are many college and career pathways available for students.

What are the age requirements?
Students must turn five on or before August 31. If your child turns 5 after August 31, you can apply for early entrance testing if their birthday is before December 31, 2022. Students can also attend one of CCUSD’s on-site Pre-K programs for students who are 3 or 4 years old.

Come see for yourself!
Locals are welcome to one of CCUSD’s Future Falcon kindergarten events to learn more. Events take place on February 17, 4-5 p.m.; March 15, 4-5 p.m.; April 13, 4-5 p.m.; and May 13, 9:30-11 a.m.

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