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    Chandler Unified School District
    The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores which exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels. Parents may choose from a menu of personalized learning experiences which best meet the needs of their children:
    • Self-contained gifted programs (Chandler Academically Talented Students)
    • Traditional academies
    • Honors classes and Advanced Placement courses
    • International Baccalaureate Program

    Chandler Unified School District is an open enrollment district.  Click here to learn more about Open Enrollment.

     
    Personalized Education
    Our Schools:
    • Exceed standards
    • Prepare students for life and career
    • Have diverse paths for learning
    • Create global understanding
    Student Centered Learning
    Our Students:
    • Are problem solvers
    • Are engaged learners
    • Think critically and creatively
    • Are service oriented
    • Are ethical
    • Value diversity
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Visit Arizona College Prep Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A010692 Arizona College Prep Middle School (2021-2022)
Aadi Rao
Congratulations to ACP Middle School spelling bee champion 6th grader Aadi Rao who won runner-up in the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Aadi now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A010691 Basha Accelerated Middle School (2021-2022)
Nethra Chintaboina
Congratulations to Basha AMS school spelling bee champion 8th grader Nethra Chintaboina who won 1st place in the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Nethra now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Allison Ekren
Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School teacher Allison Ekren who earned National Board Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010695 Basha Elementary (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Basha Elementary school spelling bee champion 6th grader Josh Ronsayro who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Josh now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A010688 Basha High (2021-2022)
Katie Nall
Congratulations to Basha High teacher Katie Nall who earned National Board Re-Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A010701 Bogle Junior High (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Bogle Junior High school spelling bee champion 7th grader Owen Leo who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Owen now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010694 Carlson Elementary (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Carlson school spelling bee champion 6th grader Maria Parada Ortega who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Maria now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010696 Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to CTA Independence school spelling bee champion 5th grader Shree Thallikar who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Shree now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Spelling Bee
Congratulations to CTA Liberty school spelling bee champion 6th grader Raania Khan who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Raania now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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National Board Certified Staff and Teachers
Four CUSD teachers earned their National Board Certification in December: Courtney Cook (Rice Elementary), Wendy Dafoe (Riggs Elementary), Allison Ekren (Basha Accelerated Middle School) and Cristy Wellik (Ryan Elementary). This brings the total number of CUSD Nationally Board-Certified teachers and staff to 62. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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National Board Re-Certified Staff and Teachers
Four CUSD teachers earned their National Board Re-Certification in December: Jolene Gallup (San Marcos Elementary), Katie Nall (Basha High), Lily Chen (Hamilton High), and Dr. Amy Spilde (Instructional Resource Center). Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Visit Haley Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010698 Haley Elementary (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Haley school spelling bee champion 5th grader Chloe Passno who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Chloe now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Lily Chen
Congratulations to Hamilton High teacher Lily Chen who earned National Board Re-Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Visit Hancock Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010697 Hancock Elementary (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Hancock school spelling bee champion 6th grader Zoya Siddiqui who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Zoya now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Visit Instructional Resource Center Website Report a Problem with Item A010683 Instructional Resource Center (2021-2022)
Amy Spilde
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Spilde of the Melinda Romero Instructional Resource Center who earned National Board Re-Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Visit Knox Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010699 Knox Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy school spelling bee champion 5th grader Manha Hossain who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Manha now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Courtney Cook
Congratulations to Rice Elementary teacher Courtney Cook who earned National Board Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Wendy Dafoe
Congratulations to Riggs Elementary teacher Wendy Dafoe who earned National Board Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Cristy Wellik
Congratulations to Ryan Elementary teacher Cristy Wellik who earned National Board Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Jolene Gallup
Congratulations to San Marcos Elementary teacher Jolene Gallup who earned National Board Re-Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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Visit Weinberg Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010700 Weinberg Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Weinberg Gifted Academy school spelling bee champion 6th grader Everett Casper who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Everett now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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Visit Jacobson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010662 Jacobson Elementary (2021-2022)
Kindergarten Authors
Jacobson kindergarten students are authors! Students work on shared writing to create a class story before writing their own piece. This week, students are writing about the upcoming 100th day of school!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010653 Basha Elementary (2021-2022)
Taking Over the School
Our Bobcats are taking over Basha Elementary today! Our new principal and dean are busy conducting observations, announcements, and duty! PHOTO ALBUM: Basha Bobcats Take Over the School
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Visit Haley Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010677 Haley Elementary (2021-2022)
Rep. Jennifer Pawlik Visits
Rep. Jennifer Pawlik visited Rice Elementary and Haley Elementary recently. She shared with students some of her responsibilities in the legislature. We are grateful for her advocacy for students and schools.
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STEM Project
Hull Elementary second graders in Heidi Raaf's class read the story, Olive, the Other Reindeer then were challenged with a STEM project. The kids had to create a flying "contraption" with one piece of paper and attach Olive (the dog) to see whose "reindeer" would fly the farthest. They could also use tape, 1 piece of yarn, and one paperclip, if needed.
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Lynn Weed
Maricopa County School Superintendent recently recognized Knox Gifted Academy principal Lynn Weed as a semifinalist for the Maricopa County Exemplary Principal Award. She was selected from more than 1,200 principals in Maricopa County. Congratulations!
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Rep. Jennifer Pawlik Visits
Rep. Jennifer Pawlik visited Rice Elementary and Haley Elementary recently. She shared with students some of her responsibilities in the legislature. We are grateful for her advocacy for students and schools.
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A010654 Bogle Junior High (2021-2022)
3D Braille Stampers
Bogle's Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teacher, Michelle Mohrweis, printed 3D braille stampers for the vision department. Early braille readers at Bogle, Sanborn, and Bologna get to practice their braille reading using these stampers in play-doh.
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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A010678 Basha High (2021-2022)
Anokh Ambadipudi
Basha High senior Anokh Ambadipudi was named a Flinn finalist in December, in the running for the prestigious Flinn Scholarship valued at more than $120,000. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, housing and meals at any of Arizona's three public universities plus study abroad. In March, Anokh will interview with a selection committee of statewide leaders, and the Flinn Scholars Class of 2022 will be announced in April. Congratulations, Anohk! Flinn Foundation website: Flinn Finalists one step away from Flinn Scholarship
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A010655 Chandler High (2021-2022)
Simone King
Congratulations to Simone King, Chandler High School senior, for receiving a full-ride scholarship to Boston College through the QuestBridge Scholar Program. Simone is one of only 1,674 finalists nationwide to receive a four-year Match Scholarship. Well done, Simone!
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Gabriella Miller
Gabriella Miller, Chandler High School junior, won a national student writing contest, the Local Letters for Global Change contest, sponsored by the Pulitzer Center. Gabby's letter to US Congressman Greg Stanton raising attention to the critical issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls was chosen from over 925 entries written by students in the US and internationally! Her letter, photo, and bio will be published on the Pulitzer Center website in January.
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Kayla King
Kayla King, an International Baccalaureate (IB) senior, was officially named a Flinn finalist in December, in the running for the prestigious Flinn Scholarship valued at more than $120,000. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, housing and meals at any of Arizona's three public universities plus study abroad. In March, Kayla will interview with a selection committee of statewide leaders, and the Flinn Scholars Class of 2022 will be announced in April. Congratulations, Kayla! Flinn Foundation website: Flinn Finalists one step away from Flinn Scholarship
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Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A010679 Perry High (2021-2022)
Moira MacCatherine
Perry High senior Moira MacCatherine was named a Flinn finalist in December, in the running for the prestigious Flinn Scholarship valued at more than $120,000. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, housing and meals at any of Arizona's three public universities plus study abroad. In March, Moira will interview with a selection committee of statewide leaders, and the Flinn Scholars Class of 2022 will be announced in April. Congratulations, Moira! Flinn Foundation website: Flinn Finalists one step away from Flinn Scholarship
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Shakespeare Mystery
Shannon Moxley's senior English class dives right in on day one of the third quarter. These seniors are reading and using the clues and timeline in order to solve a mystery. Getting these students prepared for Shakespeare has never been so fun!
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Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A010680 Hamilton High (2021-2022)

In January, Hamilton High DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) was named a DECA Membership Achievement Award winner for 2021-22. This award is given in recognition for building a strong local program focused on serving an exceptional number of members, advisors, alumni, and business partners dedicated to academic and career preparation, community service projects, membership recruitment, school outreach activities and other DECA-related endeavors. Of the 3,000 chapters nationwide, only 775 chapters earned recognition in DECA's membership campaign. Congratulations, Hamilton DECA and chapter advisor Dr. Enid A. Thompson.
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Visit Fulton Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010659 Fulton Elementary (2021-2022)
Fulton Fiesta Bowl Grant Winners
Congratulations to 4th grade teacher Jill Lanning, 6th grade teacher Kirstiana Person, and principal Shannon Hannon! Their grant applications were selected and funded by the Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teacher Program! That's $2,500 each! Mrs. Hannon's proposal was for a mindfulness room for our students. Mrs. Lanning and Mrs. Person are adding Chromebooks to their classrooms. We are so excited for them and for the students to reap the benefits of these grants. Thank you, Fiesta Bowl Charities!
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Tarun Sankar
Tarun Sankar, CTA Goodman 3rd grade student, scored 7 out of 7 winning 1st place in the Best of Phoenix Chess Tournament, K-3 section.
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Mayor Hartke Visit
City of Chandler Mayor, Kevin Hartke, spoke to the Arizona College Prep Middle School National Junior Honor Society members. He shared inspiration and ideas about leadership. The students learned so much!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010629 Basha Elementary (2021-2022)
1st Grade Snow Day
It's "Snow Day" in 1st grade! Basha 1st graders are learning about snow and getting a sweet treat! PHOTO ALBUM: Snow Day in 1st Grade!
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Kayla King and Simone King
Chandler High has TWO Flinn Semifinalist Wolves, Kayla King and Simone King! The Flinn Scholars Program has named 80 of Arizona's highest-achieving high-school seniors as Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists, advancing them in a process toward the state's most prestigious merit-based scholarship. Approximately 40 Flinn Scholarship Finalists will be selected from this group to interview in March with a five-person selection committee, which will choose the 20 students in the Flinn Scholars Class of 2022.The Flinn Scholarship, which includes funding for tuition, housing, meals, and study abroad, is valued at more than $120,000.
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Finals Cram Session
Chandler High Link Crew hosted a Finals Cram Session to help freshmen prepare to take final exams for the first time in high school. Link Leaders made some great connections with students to discuss what to expect on final exam days. Students were also given tips for success for final exam preparation. We had over 100 freshman students attend, and there was some great energy in the cafeteria.
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Paige Green
The Sun Lakes Rotary honored Paige Green, special education teacher from Haley Elementary, as teacher of the month for November. Congratulations!
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Julianna and Angelie Changho
At the Hull Elementary, spelling bee sisters take the top spots. Fifth grader Julianna Changho won the bee, and her sister sixth grader Angelie Changho was the runner-up/alternate.
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IMAX Field Trip
Jacobson Elementary first graders were able to go on their first field trip ever to IMAX Theatre.
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Rockets
Preschool students at Riggs Elementary had the Arizona Science Center's Early Childhood team out to do a hands-on learning lesson on rockets! All the students learned about different parts of a rocket before having the opportunity to build their own. Once they were finished, they got to test them out by using the stomp rocket launcher.
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Marilyn Nguyen and Felicity Rios
Congratulations to the winners of the Sanborn Elementary spelling bee: sixth grader Marilyn Nguyen for first place and fifth grader Felicity Rios for runner-up.
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Visit Shumway Leadership Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010647 Shumway Leadership Academy (2021-2022)
English Language Development Family Night
Students at Shumway Leadership Academy taught their families how to use their English program at the third annual English Language Development Family Night. They were all smiles as they took over the role of teacher for the night.
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Marilyn Nguyen and Felicity Rios
Sanborn's school spelling bee was held on December 3. Congratulations to Marilyn Nguyen, our 2021-22 School Spelling Bee Champion, and Felicity Rios, the first runner-up.
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Donors Choose Grant
Media Tech, Kathleen Leonard, applied for a Donors Choose grant for our school in November and the project was fully funded by three different companies! Through this grant, Sanborn received 90 mice for our classroom laptops and class book sets as well as crayons for use in the library.
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Feathered Friends
Christen Morton's PreK class at Andersen Elementary went looking for birds camouflaged in the trees while studying their science unit, "Feathered Friends."
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