“All Living the Pursuit of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement”
The Casa Grande community is made up of approximately 57,000 residents consisting of approximately 22,500 households and 6,600 families. The Casa Grande Union High School District (CGUHSD) was founded in 1920 and presently encompasses 1,250 square miles. Currently, there are approximately 3,650 students enrolled in our two comprehensive high schools. The Casa Grande Union High School District receives students from the Casa Grande Elementary School District, Stanfield Elementary School District, Toltec Elementary School District, and Sacaton Public Schools.
As a district, we are very proud of the rich traditions that have been established at both of our schools and the opportunities living in a small-town community provides to all our students. In CGUHSD, we are focused on preparing our students for both college and career as they graduate high school and move on into our community, our state, and our nation. CGUHSD has a variety of academic offerings that will prepare our students for whichever path they choose beyond their high school career. In our core classes of Math, English, Science, and Social Studies, we also offer Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses that provide the appropriate level of rigor they may desire to prepare for their careers beyond high school. We offer a variety of elective classes from Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, JROTC, Physical Education, and World Languages that offer our students a well-rounded education. We are also very proud of the partnership we have with CAVIT and the opportunities we have for our students to both receive and become certified in industry-level standards and skills in a variety of courses that provide students real-world experiences.
In CGUHSD, we understand the importance of the information age and 21st century skills for our students. We are a 1:1 district and all students are issued a laptop device for their personal use for the school year. We also understand the importance of educating the whole child and we encourage all students to plug in and find a way to get more involved in their school. Our schools offer a variety of both athletic and extracurricular opportunities for our students' interests and desires. Athletically, both schools are members of the Arizona Athletic Association. Casa Grande Union is member of the 5A Sonoran Region for all sports except Football, who is a member of the 4A Kino Region. Vista Grande is a member of the 4A Black Canyon Region in all sports except Football, who is a member of the 4A Copper Sky Region. We believe it is those extracurricular opportunities that complete the high school experience for our students and become the memories they have for the rest of their lifetime.
It is the mission of CGUHSD to inspire excellence by providing globally competitive educational and career opportunities for all students. We look forward to the relationships we will forge together with you during your time at CGUHSD. While these are unprecedented times in our Country and State, as a district, we will endure and continue to provide the best possible education for our students. I hope you have a great 2020-21 school year.
Dr. Steve Bebee