The Peoria Unified School District is now accepting registration for the 2014-15 school year for Sunset Heights Elementary, which is the district’s 33rd elementary school, currently being built near Deer Valley Road and Lake Pleasant Parkway.
Families within the Sunset Heights boundaries whose first through seventh-grade child currently attends a Peoria Unified school do not need to enroll their children. Any necessary paperwork will be requested by the Sunset Heights office once it opens.
Families who are out-of-district, out of the school’s boundaries and new to Peoria Unified will need to fill out the designated enrollment forms. Enrollment forms can be found on the district’s website at www.peoriaud.k12.az.us or obtained at any of the Peoria Unified elementary schools’ offices.
Non-residents of the school district will first have to apply for an open enrollment. Per policy, families will hear after April 7, 2014, if the open enrollment has been accepted. The open enrollment form is also available on the district’s website.
Sunset Heights will have a full-day Kindergarten Academy and families who wish to enroll their children in the Kindergarten Academy will need to complete a kindergarten packet available on the district’s website.
Those families who register their child before March 7 will have the $35 registration fee waived. Families of kindergartners and those who live outside of the school’s boundaries can register their child by completing an open enrollment form and the kindergarten packet.
Enrollment packets, kindergarten registration forms and open enrollment forms can be turned in to the District Administration Center at 6330 W. Thunderbird Road Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Evening registration will also be available from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at the Sunrise Mountain Branch Library, 21109 N. 98th Avenue, Peoria. This registration session will be geared specifically towards parents of prospective kindergarteners.
Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school and was the first district in the state to achieve the prestigious AdvancED accreditation.
With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.
Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.