Inaugural Queen Creek Unified School District open house Jan. 23

The Queen Creek Unified School District invites residents to an open house for the 2019-20 school year on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 23. During the open house, students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about QCUSD schools, departments, and programs. The new district STEM trailer will also be on display. Additionally, registration packets will […]

Queen Creek Unified District participating in national school lunch program

Queen Creek Unified District will be participating in the national school lunch program and the school breakfast program. As part of this program, all QCUSD sites will offer healthy meals every school day, according to a release. Breakfast is free to all students who qualify for free/reduced meals; and $1.25 for paid students. Lunch is […]

Ruhser: Queen Creek district preschool programs preparing little learners for the future

Queen Creek Unified School District is proud to provide a variety of preschool options to engage preschool students, ages 3-5, in social and emotional learning and pre-academics. Recent research shows that students who attend public preschool programs enter kindergarten better prepared than students who don’t. The overarching goal of our program is to provide students […]

Queen Creek reaffirms support for quality education

At the Dec. 11 Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board meeting, governing board members and district leaders in partnership with the Town of Queen Creek joined to announce their support of the Arizona Education Progress Meter, along with the statewide goal to boost post-secondary attainment to 60 percent by the year 2030. Launched in early […]

Ken Brague enters 10th year on Queen Creek Unified School District governing board

  Ken Brague on Dec. 11 took the oath of office for another term as a governing board member in the Queen Creek Unified School District. He was sworn in at a ceremony for East Valley school districts led by Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson. The oath of office ceremony was held at the […]

Queen Creek school district parent institute courses slated

The Queen Creek Unified School District has expanded its Parent Institute offerings for the 2018-19 school year, hosting free classes focused on issues affecting families at home and at school. The classes are intended for QCUSD parents and guardians, according to a press release. Below are the dates and times for upcoming classes, which will […]

QCUSD defines boundaries for new high, elementary schools

Eastmark High School and a new elementary school have boundaries after the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board discussed and approved by a vote of 4-0 the perimeters for both schools at its Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting. The school board discussed the boundaries in the study session where district staff presented several options. Later […]

Queen Creek school district board updated on override, bonds

The Queen Creek Unified School District may go out for a maintenance and operations override in November 2019, according to a recent presentation made to the governing board. The M&O override and bond expenditures for fiscal year 2017-18 were the topic of the Oct. 16 study session presentation by Crystal Zachary, QCUSD chief financial officer. […]

Queen Creek Virtual Academy, E-Academy student handbooks approved

Handbooks outlining virtual learning guidelines for Queen Creek High School students was recently upgraded and approved. The Queen Creek Virtual Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 and Queen Creek E-Academy Student Handbook 2018-19 was approved on consent Oct. 16 during a Queen Creek School District Governing Board meeting at 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road. According to a […]

Arizona education department gives As and Bs grades for Queen Creek schools

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Queen Creek Unified School District that its schools received A and B grades for academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; and other measurements. Erika Copeland, executive director of K-12 educational services, and Robin Bayles, curriculum specialist, provided a PowerPoint presentation at the Oct. 16 […]