Welcome to Superintendent's Corner
Name: Barbara Hickman
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 928-527-6002
Welcome back to school! Everyone
in the Flagstaff Unified School District is excited to welcome you to the
district for school year 2014-2015.
There are many exciting things
happening in FUSD, from our nationally competitive academic and athletic teams,
to our continued progress on state tests, to the positive partnerships that we
have formed with several different agencies to provide unique and valuable
services to our students and families.
Our comprehensive approach to an
education that includes art, music, P.E, a variety of STEM related magnet
programs, career and technical experiences and outdoor education at Camp Colton
has resulted in an enrollment increase over the past two years. FUSD also
offers comprehensive programs
for students for whom English is a Second Language and for students who will
perform best with special services and assistance. Our high schools offer
many programs for students to ensure success for whatever pathway they choose
beyond graduation. This includes 12 different Advanced Placement
courses, the opportunity to attend
programs at Coconino Community College, and dual enrollment opportunities that allow college credit
while attending high school classes. All of these opportunities are a way to accelerate and prepare our students
for post-secondary success.
As we focus on the Arizona
College and Career Readiness Standards, we will continue to have all of our 11th
graders take the nationally recognized ACT college readiness exam, and all 8th
graders take EXPLORE, which is the middle school version of that test. We are
able to do this free of charge for our students through support from the Helios
Foundation and Gear-UP at Northern Arizona University.
FUSD is a grateful to be an
integral part of our vibrant community, with our payroll touching more than
1,800 people, and employment opportunities from classroom teachers, to bus
drivers to social workers. We thank the Flagstaff area for your continued
support of our ever-improving school system, and appreciate your trust in us as
your educational partner and neighbor.