The Yuma Union High School District receives federal funding through No Child Left Behind. All of our schools are Title I schools and are required, under federal funding rules, to let parents know if each school and/or the District have not made AYP.
On this page you will find letters regarding the District AYP and three of our schools’ improvement status. Our district is currently in corrective action. In order to improve, YUHSD has taken a number of actions and intends to continue our quest to make AYP at all of our schools and across the district. The following are just a few of the on-going efforts of our district:
- YUHSD continues to develop the District Strategic Plan with emphasis on the Priority areas of Student Successes; Positive, Safe, and Orderly Environment; Highly Performing Personnel; Community Involvement; and Effective and Equitable Use of Resources.
- YUHSD began developing Common Assessments across the district during 2008-2009 in core academic courses. Our district is piloting those assessments this year.
- Our district is participating in the Arizona Department of Education Professional Development Leadership Academy this year with a PDLA team at each campus.
- YUHSD is conducting community surveys as well as staff and student surveys.
- Parents are able to monitor their adolescent child’s grades and attendance each day through use of the Parent Assistant web-based portal.
- Tutoring for students is available at all of our schools.
- YUHSD is evaluating the best use of our district’s faculty so that all schools have access to highly performing teachers.
- Monday Late Start Professional Developments are devoted to improving our faculty’s instructional skills and improvement of student achievement.
- YUHSD makes decisions regarding the use of resources, including the resources of people, time, and money, with student academic achievement as the priority.
These are just a few of the strategies YUHSD is employing to meet the Arizona Standards and to make Adequate Yearly Progress.
Parents' Right to Know
In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher. Specifically, parents can request the following:
- Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or substitute status.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act
Any student experiencing homelessness and in need of basic academic supplies (i.e. transportation, clothing, school supplies) can request his or her guidance counselor to complete and submit a McKinney-Vento referral form to the homeless liaison. Guidance counselors and students will be notified of referral determinations within five business days.