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CUSD Junior High School Options

The Choice is Yours
The junior high programs offered by CUSD are comprehensive and diverse empowering students with a stronger sense of self; an appreciation of the effort and dedication required for academic and personal growth; and drive, purpose, and confidence to succeed in high school.
Chandler Unified School District is an open enrollment district. Click here to learn more about Open Enrollment.
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Andersen Junior High - Grades 6-8

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  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
  • Two time recipient of Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence
  • Grades 6-8
  • Honor classes in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science
  • Common assessments in all core curriculum classes
  • Six period schedule allows for students to take up to 4 elective classes
  • Extensive offering of elective classes:
    • Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Guitar
    • Spanish, French, Mandarin
    • Traditional Physical Education and Athletic P.E. classes
  • Intervention and Remedial Programs:
    • Read 180
    • Math 360
    • My Reading Coach
    • Fluent Reading Trainer
    • Study Skills classes
    • Academic Lab on Thursdays
    • After school tutoring
  • Responsible Thinking Program (RTP): school wide discipline program

Arizona College Prep - One school, two campuses:
Oakland Campus - Grades 6 - 8 -- Learn More >>>
Erie Campus - Grades 7 -12 -- Learn More >>> 
  • Rigorous, honors-level college preparatory curriculum
  • Providing Honors Language Arts and Honors Math Programs to all students
  • PSAT testing offered for 8th grade students Offers Sophomore (high school)
  • All 7th grade students take high school equivalency for Spanish 1 and 8th graders take high school equivalency for Spanish 2 as a foreign language
  • Membership participation in the National Junior Honor Society
  • Dedicated, enthusiastic and highly-qualified teachers who serve as good models of learning and character
  • Use of Cornell note taking
  • Tutoring being offered before / after school
  • Providing detailed student evaluation
  • Providing regular and meaningful homework assignments
  • Expecting only high standards of personal conduct of all students and adherence of a school uniform policy
  • Comprehensive elective program including but not limited to: TV/Media Productions, PE, Band, Art, Choir, and Orchestra
  • Utilizing educational best practices
  • Small academic environment, but with a wide range of extracurricular opportunities (athletics, etc.)
  • East Valley Conference participants for both boys and girls in the following athletics: flag football, soccer, cross-country, basketball, track and field, volleyball, baseball, softball, and wrestling
  • Convenient bus transportation offered
  • On-site before and after school supervision offered through Community Educations Beyond the Bell program
  • Numerous club offerings
  • High school students take primarily all honors and/or AP courses throughout their high school career
  • Opportunity to earn one world language credit towards state university entrance requirements.
  • Accelerated science classes
  • Bring Your Own Technology school
  • Provide the support needed to help each child

Basha High Accelerated Middle School

Basha High Accelerated Middle School - Grades 6-8

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  • Accelerated, rigorous curriculum
  • Honors/ AP courses
  • Personalized learning plans
  • Leadership experiences within and outside of the school community
  • PSAT/PLAN preparation
  • College 101-College Readiness and Guidance
  • Community Service and Leadership
  • Engineering
  • Speech and Debate
  • Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

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Bogle Junior High - Grades 7-8

  • Gifted (CATS) and Honors programming
  • Geometry and Algebra 2 (High School) for qualifying junior high students
  • Hanban University/ASU:Confucius Classroom – Mandarin elective offering
  • Comprehensive elective program offerings
  • Data Wise processes guide site decision-making
  • Technology-rich classroom settings
  • Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence
  • AVID Certified School: Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • Site developed anti-bullying initiative: Character Counts, Victory With Honor as the foundation
  • Middle School Model with grade level teams to personalize the learning environment
  • Homework Hub before and after school that offers students daily homework assistance
  • Math 360 Intervention Program, Arizona Education Foundation Exemplary Program Designation
  • Full extra-curricular athletic program - competition within the East Valley Athletic Conference
  • School Clubs, including:
    • STEM Club
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • AVID club
    • Student Council
    • Photography Club
    • PSAT Club
    • Recreational Sports Club
    • GLEE Club
    • Robotics Club
    • Native American Club
    • Youth for Christ Club
    • Math Club
    • Art Club
    • Photography Club

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Casteel High - Grades 7-12

  • Premier STEAM program available 7-12 featuring Project Lead the Way with special emphasis in Computer Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship
  • PSAT testing for all 8th-10th graders
  • Full set of College credit opportunities through AP and Dual enrollment courses
  • Individualized freshman family meetings for every student that create unique academic/college and career learning plans implemented throughout the high school experience
  • ECAP-Personalized education plans beginning in 9th grade 
  • Sports Academies for football, volleyball, basketball and soccer 7-12
  • Advanced levels of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, American Sign Language and French and German
  • Highly qualified teachers in all subject areas
  • Modern large school amenities with increased individualized attention through 7-12 grade school environment

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Chandler Online Academy - Grades 7-12

  • Chandler Online Academy is a fully virtual option for students in Chandler Unified School District. Currently, the Academy offers Comprehensive Health and Art Appreciation courses for CUSD high school students. 
  • CUSD plans to expand Chandler Online Academy's online course offerings in the new school year. In addition to the individual online course enrollment option, Chandler Online Academy will ultimately provide full-time enrollment and complete graduation pathway options for CUSD students.

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Elite Performance Academy - Grades 3-8

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  • High-quality comprehensive instructional program for students in grades 3-8 
  • Recognizes specific needs of student athletes by providing flexibility within instructional programs through our state-approved blended approach to instruction 
  • Rigor and relevance met using site-based and online instruction 
  • Collaboration with local gyms, studios, and centers 
  • Transportation provided after school to participating practice facilities (or parents may choose to pick their student up from school) 
  • Students in grades 3-8 who participate in an associated or organized competitive program can apply
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Payne Junior High - Grades 7-8

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  • A+ School
  • Highly qualified teachers in all subject areas
  • Gifted (CATS) and Honors (language arts/math/science)
  • Students are placed on core academic teams: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Enabling strong student/teacher relationship and fostering a sense of community.
  • School wide OLWEUS Bullying Prevention and Character Counts programs
  • East Valley Conference participants for both boys and girls in the following athletics: flag football, soccer, cross-country, basketball, track and field, volleyball, baseball, softball, and wrestling
  • Technology (computer labs, computers on wheels and iPads) to help students reach the goal of becoming 21st Century Learners
  • Variety of Electives including Band, Orchestra, Choir, Spanish, Art, Ceramics, Physical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • AVID Certified School: Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • Project Lead the Way engineering program available
  • Before and after school clubs such as Lego Robotics, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook and Book Club
  • Academic support programs to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Accelerated Science Program

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Santan Junior High - Grades 7-8

  • Campus culture of family, team building and collaboration
  • Competitive athletic programs
  • Accelerated Curriculum
  • Award-winning Fine Arts program
  • AVID program
  • Project Lead the Way - Robotics
  • Gifted program
  • Diverse student population
  • Opportunities for before and after school clubs and activities
  • School within a School Model (130-150 students per team)
  • Tutorials – daily for Core Classes
  • Comprehensive Special Education Programs
  • Top scoring students in state standardized testing
  • Extensive electives program, including foreign language
  • Character Counts! Positive Behavior Recognition Programs
  • Stormin’ Scholar Recognition Program

Willis Junior High logo

Willis Junior High - Grades 7-8

Willis Junior High is proud to have been serving our Chandler community for 40 years!  We take a great deal of pride in identifying individual student needs and fostering academic, social, and emotional growth.  Diverse academic offerings include: 

  • Honors
    • Accelerated courses in core academic areas, including AVID
  • Innovation Academy
    • Recognized as a Verizon Innovative Learning School
    • Google Apps for Education and daily use of technology
  • STEAM Academy
    • Academically rigorous program focused on preparing students for high school International Baccalaureate and STEM programs
  • Intervention Programs
    • Classes to increase student fluency in reading and mathematics
  • Acclaimed electives that includes an internationally recognized music program, engineering, photography, foreign language, art, and state-champion Vex Robotics

At Willis, we have a pathway to success for every student.  We cordially invite your family to be a part of our Firebird community.