Important Information

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Title One Programs
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In order to help us reach Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, Santa Cruz has a Title I school-wide program. That means that instead of focusing on a targeted population (for example, ninth grade students with the lowest reading scores), the school uses Title I money, together with funds from other federal program, for the betterment of the entire student population.

In an effort to help students meet the state’s academic standards in math and English language arts (ELA), we provide instruction to all students in a 55-minute enrichment class. Enrichment is designed to meet the needs of students via online software that will assess their individual level of understanding in both math and ELA. After the initial assessment, the software will adjust the lessons based on individual need, challenging students regardless of their knowledge levels.

We use additional funds for the professional development of the staff. We place particular emphasis on helping teachers become highly effective so that our students can be better prepared for post-secondary education or to enter the work force.


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in December of 2015, is the successor to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the newest installment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. This law allows the US Government to support both national and local education goals with grants and other resources; it funds our Title I program.


Parents Rights

Under the ESSA law, any parent may request information about the qualifications of their children’s teacher(s). Parents requesting such information should contact Liz Ibarra in the district office at (520) 466-2238.


Testing Transparency

Parents may request information regarding any state or local educational agency (district) policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by the state or district which shall include a policy, procedure, or parental right to opt the child out of such assessment where applicable. For further information, contact Ferris Smith at (520) 466-2212.





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Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District will hold a special 15% maintenance and operation budget override election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Please take a moment to review our frequently asked questions regarding this important election.