Andersen Junior High - (ongoing) Extensive elective classes offered: Mandarin, Spanish, French, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Guitar, Athletic and Traditional Physical Education, Yearbook, Family and Consumer Science.
Chandler Online Academy - (ongoing) All Chandler Online Academy online classes are on the NCAA approved course list.
Chandler Online Academy - (ongoing) Full-time Enrollment- Students can take all classes necessary to graduate high school, beginning in 7th grade, online from home. Chandler Online Academy offers enrollment continuously throughout the school year and students can enroll and start a full schedule of online classes, any day of the week.
Chandler Online Academy - (ongoing) Concurrent Enrollment- Students can take part of their full schedule of classes at a CUSD brick & mortar school combined with 1 or more classes online from home.
Chandler Online Academy - (ongoing) Part-time Enrollment- Students can take a class online to supplement a full schedule of classes at their brick & mortar school.
Andersen Junior High - (ongoing) Only junior high school in the state to be an IB World School and receive an A+ School of Excellence award THREE times.
Andersen Junior High - (ongoing) More 1st place finishes in East Valley Athletic Conference the past 12 years than any other junior high school.
Andersen Junior High - (ongoing) AJHS Knowledge Bowl has placed 1st in state competitions more times than any other junior high school.
Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (ongoing) Among the highest AIMS DPA scores in the East Valley .
Bogle Junior High - (ongoing) Arizona Learns Excelling School (seven times since 2002).
Bogle Junior High - (ongoing) CUSD Clean School Award 13 years in a row.
Bogle Junior High - (ongoing) Twelve East Valley Athletic Conference championship teams since 2005.
Payne Junior High - (ongoing) Payne Junior High School has won 22 East Valley Conference Champions since 2005.
Payne Junior High - (ongoing) Excelling School 5 years in a row.
Payne Junior High - (ongoing) Multiple students have won the 4H awards in livestock competitions.
Payne Junior High - (ongoing) Multiple students have won medals in the Special Olympics.
Chief Hill Academy - (2016-2017) Community comments: Chief Hill Academy has great kids that really shine. Thanks for being friendly and welcoming.
Andersen Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Ms. Henrichs who wrote an outstanding grant application to support cross-curricular learning with Science and PE and was awarded an SRP learning grant for $5,000. With this grant she will be purchasing 15 iPads, covers and a charging cart for the classroom! The students here at AJHS will now be able to track lab data in real time and utilize some advanced technology to support what they are doing in the classroom.
Andersen Junior High - (2016-2017) Thank you to the Chandler fire fighters who came to visit AJHS on April 18th and did a mini-CPR lesson with our students. They have been coming to AJHS for years to give our students some valuable experience with CPR.
Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School 8th grader Nikita Bharati who won 1st place in Medicine and Health, an invitation to the Broadcom MASTERS national science and engineering fair, and the ASU Sustainability Award at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website
Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School 8th grader Sreyha Nandakumar who won 2nd place in Molecular Biology at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF).
Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School 7th grader Benjamin Badhorn who won 1st place in Math and an invitation to Broadcom MASTERS at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website
Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School 6th graders Amitesh Bharati, Cameron Bautista and Pablo Rodriguez who won 2nd place in Computer Science at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF).
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Junior High student Shruti Ramkumar who took 1st place in Cellular and Molecular Biology, received the Phoenix Comicon Award, and qualified for Broadcom Masters at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Junior High student Risha Bhoite who took 1st place in Environmental Science and qualified for Broadcom Masters at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Junior High student Anshul Verma who took 2nd place in Engineering at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF).
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) The Bogle Junior High PE department raised $1,639 this year for the American Heart Association during our March Hoops for Heart fundraiser. Great job!
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Jayashree Adivarahan, Thilina Balasooriya, Jasmine Chang, Ava Cranswick, Nicole Dawson, Karissa Edel, Jacquelynn Marsh, Peyton Neimeier, Ariana Posegay, Savar Sinha, Zoe SmiNitara Sukumaran, Amy Wang, and Eve Wodarcyk who were selected to perform in the 2017 CUSD Honor Orchestra Concert.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Eighth grader Luke Hoang was recognized for his music composition skills by being one of ten people in the nation to participate in the National Junior Original Concert. His composition was also submitted for an international review! We are so proud of you, Luke!
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) The robotics team of Raunak Mukhergee, Shruti Ramkumar and Taneesha Kapadia won the overall Skills Championship at the State Competition and qualified for the national competition to be held in Iowa.
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Orchestra students Eve Wodarcyk, Amy Wang, Karissa Edel, Caroline Alwin, and Abby Alevizon who were selected and performed with the 2017 All-State Junior High Orchestra.
Andersen Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Tegan Sanders who won 3rd Place in the Junior Division (7th - 8th Grade) in Plant Sciences at the Hamilton invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Impact of Pollution on Algae Survival. "
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) The Bogle Symphonic Band achieved a rating of Excellent at the ABODA Band Festival at Mesquite Jr. High School.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Payne was honored to have Oskar Knablauch come to our school to speak about his experience as a Holocaust Survivor. Mr. Knablauch is also a speaker and author of A Boy's Story - A Man's Memory.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Sydney Boyd, Rachel DeGooyer and Kaylee Bargar were PJHS Kindness Matters award winners.
Santan Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to our Santan 8th grade Girls Basketball team, EVC (East Valley Conference) CHAMPIONS!
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Bogle Cheerleaders placed 4th in the Large Show Cheer division at the State Cheer Competition.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Sam Anger who was chosen for the GPS (Global Premier Soccer) FC Bayern (Fußball-Club Bayern - Munich) National Soccer Team. About FCB & GPS in the US
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Payne 8th grader Skye Bowen, recipient of the City of Gilbert Student Citizenship award.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to the following students for earning an award at HISEF (Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair). 1st Place & Intel Innovator Award: Sammy DelMonte, Engineering. 2nd Place: Malini Chawla, Behavioral & Social Sciences. 3rd Place: Aurora Anglin, Cellular & Molecular Biology; Kai Roshto, Cellular & Molecular Biology; Ty Robinson, Computer Science; Jordan Gerdes; Medicine & Health Science. Honorable Mention: Hanna Stabler, Chemistry; Kira Morris, Computer Science.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Project Panthers spent the evening packing 27,000 meals for hungry children. Now, 73 children have meals for an entire year.
Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) Congrautlations to 8th grade student Luke Hagen who won the Willis Junior High Geography Bee and qualified for the National Geography Bee for the state of Arizona!
Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) We are proud to offer the "Fellowship of the Readers" book club at Willis. Out of the 100 members in our club, 41 students have read over 1 million words or more, and our top reader has read 11 million words so far this school year!
Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) The Arizona State Library awarded a $5,500 LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant to the WJHS Library for our "Literacy is a WJHS Priority" program. Take the WJHS Family 15 (Reading) Challenge!
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Payne 7th grader Mason Cox who was named Student of the Month by the City of Gilbert!
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) We are proud to announce that Payne 7th grader Maddox Doolin was awarded Citizen of the Month!
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to the House of Payne Robotics team for their great showing in Saturday's tournament at Willis Junior High. Team 1096B was chosen to be part of an alliance with two high school teams! They all worked hard, battled illnesses, and put a lot of preparation in to their robots. We're proud of you all!
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to the Payne Junior High students who participated in the Aerospace Design Challenge at ASU on Monday. While we may not have won, our teams did their best competing against EIGHTY-THREE other teams, and one team was even interviewed by Channel 12 News! We are so proud of the time and effort you put into your bases. Way to represent Payne!
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to the 1st semester Kindness Matters winners: Shelby Crane, Devin Hunt and Taylor Shear. Payne is taking part in a kindness initiative, encouraging students to make a positive impact on those around them. These students embodied this by doing various acts of kindness at school. These students each received an Amazon Fire tablet.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) Casteel High placed in 12 out of 15 events at the Science Olympiad and brought home a combined total of 23 ribbons. Arizona Science Olympiad Website
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to PJHS 8th grade Science Teacher, Katrina Toth! Katrina was selected by Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers program as a winner of $5,000 in support of multiple cameras that yearbook students can use to capture photos around campus! She is also invited to attend the 28th Annual Motel 6 Cactus Bowl at Chase Field on December 27, 2016 where she will be honored on field with 99 fellow Wishes for Teachers recipients.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Erie student Bryson Gregory, 2016-2017 AIA State Chess Champion.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Payne Junior High staff and students volunteered at Feed My Starving Children packing food for children in the Philippines. 205 boxes of food were packed, containing 44,280 meals. This will feed 122 children every day for an entire year.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Payne Junior High 8th graders Adithya Sivakumar and Daija Harris. Adithya was the PJHS Spelling Bee winner and Daija was our runner up. The winning word was "accordingly".
Casteel High - (2016-2017) The Casteel junior high cheer team cheered on participants to bring Colt spirit to the Nashua Robinson Charity Tournament (better known as the Nash Bash) on Saturday, August 20th at Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Ben Pettit (8th grade), Macy Krause (7th grade), and Sydney Braaten (7th grade) for receiving the City of Gilbert's Student of the Month Mayoral Award.
Carlson Elementary - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Carlson students Ruby Peterson and Haley Fichiera who medaled in the Arizona State Level 4 Gymnastics Meet. Haley took 3rd all around, and Ruby took 5th place all around.
Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) The Willis Community is participating in the 30 Day Kindness Challenge. Follow the hastag #wjhsstory to see more details! Twitter hashtag: #wjhsstory
Casteel High - (2016-2017) Casteel's Dolce Choir received the highest honor, Superior With Distinction, at the Arizona Choral Educators Festival in Tucson on Oct 27, 2016. The Dolce Choir is made up of 8th, 9th, and 10th graders, and is directed by Mrs. Cami Clausen.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) Casteel High won 10 ribbons in Science Olympiad Division B at the Casa Grande Invitational Tournament. Alex Skalski and Genevive Moore won 6th place in Disease Detectives. Taylor Shifley won 5th place and Andrew Ebright and Genevive Moore won 7th place in Meteorology. Andrew Ebright and Taylor Plott won 6th place in Wind Power.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Casteel High Project 15 Dance Company and their teacher, Rylee Sammoms, who took 1st place in the regionals competition on November 5th.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) Casteel High won 10 ribbons in Science Olympiad Division B at the Casa Grande Invitational Tournament. Students Andrew Ebright and Taylor Plott won 2nd place and Mia Shifley in the Bottle Rocket Event. Andrew Ebright and Matt Brown won 4th place in the Microbe Mission Event. Genevive Moore and Natalie Vert won 4th place in Dynamic Planet.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Payne Junior High had a great season of Unified Football with student volunteers from Panther Pals club!
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to 391 Bogle Junior High honor roll students, earning 3.75 or higher in the first quarter.
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Twenty-one Bogle students read over one million words in Accelerated Reader!
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Junior High Coach Thordarson and the 7th grade girls volleyball team who won the EVC (East Valley Conference) championship, first quarter 2016.
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Fourteen Bogle students scored in the top 10% nationally on the ACT Aspire Test.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations! The Payne Jr High School Advanced Women's Choir were chosen as the October Noon Salute Winner of $1,000 for the PJHS Music Program! Way to go, ladies! They will be announced on-air today at noon on KOOL FM.
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) The top five teachers for the Arizona Educational Foundation Arizona Teacher of the Year program have been decided. We are excited to announce that Jena Phillips (science teacher at Bogle Junior High) is among the finalists! Arizona Educational Foundation Press Release
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Brad Eyanson and the 8th Grade Ladies Volleyball Team for their hard fought victory in tonight's EVC Championship match! This is their second consecutive championship, having won the championship as 7th graders.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to the following students for being accepted into the Cantaremos Junior High Honor Choir: Kyla Christensen, Shayla Davis, Julianne Freestone, Carson Tanner and Ben Vinz.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) Paula Jones, orchestra teacher at Riggs Elementary and Casteel High, was named Best Middle School and Best High School Teacher in the Best of Chandler 2016 issue of the East Valley Tribune. East Valley Tribune - Best of Chandler 2016
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) 2017 Senior, McKenna Loop of ACP Erie, has been selected as a 2016 Future Innovator of the Year to be presented at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation in November of this year.
Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Basha High School's Accelerated Middle School (AMS) program grades 6-8 has exceeded growth expectations, growing by approximately 90 students! The department head, Amanda Cook, states "Our new students are raving about their specialized teachers at AMS, being challenged, and how easy it is to make friends that make them feel like they belong." We are excited to see these junior high kids grow and continue to succeed on the Basha High campus until they graduate as Basha Bears! Basha Accelerate Middle School Program Website
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) PJHS Media Staff, Shannon Jacques and Malinda Weister worked to make Payne's media center genre-fied! The fiction section of the PJHS Media Center is now organized by genre to help students more easily find the books they enjoy reading.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) The junior high cheer team represented Casteel by attending and helping out at Nash Bash, an annual golf tournament at Seville dedicated to Nashua Robinson, a Casteel 7th grade student with cerebral palsy. The girls brought Casteel Colts spirit and donated their time to help at the event.
Santan Junior High - (2016-2017) The Arizona Council on Economic Education is pleased to announce that Rhea Styer, Santan CATS ELA teacher, has been selected as the 2016 Economic Education Teacher of the Year! She was selected because of her ongoing commitment to economic and financial education through her own professional development, demonstration of her students' accomplishments at Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) hosted competitions, and sharing best practices with peers. Winners and Award Event - Arizona Council on Economic Education website
Santan Junior High - (2016-2017) Megan Jeffers, Melissa Stanley, and Sarah Winzeler of Santan Junior High were selected as part of a Writing Jam in Washington, DC by Achieve. Chosen from many applicants across the nation, their goal was to write an Algebra 1 unit on functions as there were no exemplary-rated lessons to address these standards. Writing and revising their lesson over the summer, their lesson was submitted, evaluated and selected as exemplary to be published online as an open education resource. Congratulations!
Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2015-2016) Our junior high teams raised $4,241 for the Sideout Foundation which funds breast cancer research. We held a Dig Pink match, and each player worked hard to raise as much money as possible. The teams decided that they would focus this season not on themselves but on others who are affected by all types of cancer. We are very proud of our student athletes and their hard work! Sideout Foundation Article: "Arizona College Preparatory raising funds for 2015 Dig Pink Rally"
Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Student comment: "Mr. Eyanson has been an outstanding teacher!"
Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Martha (Molly) Zimpfer-Suraci and our brand new Santan Junior High improv team, the Santan Storm Troupers, who performed their first ever competitive improv show.
Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Student comment: "Mrs. Hansen made my least favorite subject into my most favorite subject. Every day, I am excited for fifth period."
Andersen Junior High - (2015-2016) Andersen Junior High is one of only seven junior high schools in the state to be an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School, and is the ONLY junior school in Arizona to receive the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Education Foundation three times.
Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Santan Junior High teacher Sarah Winzeler who won the Academic Excellence Award sponsored by KEZ99 and Morrison Homes.
Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to the Santan 7th and 8th grade Boys and Girls Track & Field East Valley Conference Boys/Girls Champions! Photo Gallery
Bogle Junior High - (2015-2016) Through the Accelerated Reader program, we recorded that Bogle students read 1,279,763,989 words -- that's 16 million more words than last year! We had 453 millionaires and 109 multimillionaires -- almost 47% of our students!
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2015-2016) During Friday night's special awards ceremony at the International Science Engineering Fair (ISEF), ACP Erie 11th grader McKenna Loop won an ASU Provost Scholarship and a 2,500 cash prize from the ASU Walton School of Sustainability. On Saturday, McKenna won 2nd place in the world for her project in the category Energy: Chemical as well as a cash prize. This is the highest place of any Arizona entry this year! Intel ISEF Website
Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Payne Junior High students Carsten Harper, Olivia Brown, Jagger Baca and Kaeleigh Medlin who were awarded for the Year-Long Stock Market game and for the InvestWrite Essay Competition.
Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Santan Junior High principal Barbara Kowalinski who was named Chamber of Commerce - Administrator of the Year for 2016!
Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) The Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 awarded three students from Payne in this years Division 2 - Essay Contest, "What I Can do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country":1st Place - Hester LeShawn Charles, 2nd Place - Anna Tabot, 3rd Place - Reuben Clark. The judges chose their entries out of 108 essays received from students all over the city.
Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Way to go Payne Junior High Student Council! Here is a picture of all the awards we won tonight at State Convention. We won the Master Council award (a perfect score!), received blue ribbons on our scrapbook and banner, and were awarded a red ribbon for our minute book.
Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) The Santan Junior High Concert Choir, directed by Wendy Umbrianna, was awarded a Superior at the AZACDA junior high choral festival!
Andersen Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to the Andersen Junior High student council who received the 2016 Honor Council Award from the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils.
Andersen Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to AJHS Principal Jim Anderson who was named Administrator of the Year by the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils.
Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler