Greetings from the Office of Secondary Education . . .
Preparing all students for a promising and productive future has never been as critical as it is today. Without the appropriate planning and training, few will be afforded the wealth of opportunities that await those that attend and thrive in the post-secondary arena. As the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, I am committed to ensuring that the experiences of our students in the classroom and beyond are relevant and beneficial. We believe that access to rigorous academics and the creation of a college-going mentality are vital if our students are to perform and compete in the local, national and global job market. Research indicates that students that begin to discuss and prepare for college in junior high have greater levels of success in the academic arena.
Therefore, CUSD is proud to offer our students a plethora of academic and extra-curricular opportunities as a means of assisting them in discovering their strengths and addressing challenges. Our schools have extensive offerings in both the Fine Arts and Athletic arenas, as students that participate in clubs and activities beyond the school day are more likely to develop strong study habits, build postive peer relationships and have high self-esteem. Our certified staff is defined by a number of individuals that are dedicated to ensuring that the classroom experience is meaningful and challenging while creating a mentality of life-long learners.
I encourage you to play an active role in your student's school experience. All of our junior highs and high schools provide parents and guardians the opportunities to be involved. A student's success is often directly influenced by the support system that surrounds him or her, particularly by key family members. We want to work with you in a sincere effort to provide a high-quality, relevant and memorable scholastic career for your son or daughter. I am completely confident that your decision to be a part of the Chandler Unified School District is one that will benefit your student for years to come.
Craig L. Gilbert, Ed.D.