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Student Services

We designed the Student Services page to help you find information on Wickenburg Unified School District’s focus on creating A+ schools and the programs that assist us in moving students to the next academic level.

Raising Expectations is a document created by the teachers of Wickenburg USD to formalize a process, which celebrates students who perform well academically and to assist students who struggle academically. See the important documents sidebar (at the right) for more information.


We identify students for ELL services through a home language survey and a state developed language assessment (AZELLA). Once identified, students are either placed in an English Language Development (ELD) classroom, or an Individualized Language Learner Plan (ILLP) is created to guide the classroom teacher in meeting the student’s language development needs. Placement in services depends on the number of students qualifying. The services provided focus on providing instruction in the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as vocabulary and grammar in the English language. To ensure that all students in the program learn English quickly and to comply with state guidelines, we provide instructions in English.

Families in Transition

Is your current address a temporary living arrangement? Is your temporary address due to loss of housing or economic hardship? Are you homeless? Are you an accompanied youth? Do you know someone who may be in need of help? There may be help for you and your family with enrollment in school, educational placement for at-risk students, coordinating community social services, and basic school supplies.

To learn more, contact Diane Keith-Prohl at (928) 684-6750. We’ll help you enroll your child and identify community services available to assist you. Our goal is to ensure that McKinney-Vento* eligible students have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. See the important documents sidebar (at the right) for more information.

*Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C.


Each Wickenburg school offers different opportunities for gifted students, which best meet the make-up of the school. Services range from clustered classrooms, AP and honors courses, and afterschool enrichment programs. We identify students through specific assessment criteria. For additional information, please contact Debbie Hodgkiss at (928) 668-5355.

Title I

Hassayampa Elementary and Vulture Peak Middle School make services provided through Title I available. Depending on the needs of the students, math or reading assistance is available in push-in, pull-out, after school, or summer school programs. Please visit school sites for more details on specific programs.

Federal Grants

As school budgets tighten, it becomes increasingly important for districts to identify alternative funding sources. Wickenburg USD #9 currently qualifies for the following grants:

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • ARRA Education Jobs Fund
  • CTE Basic Grant
  • CTE Priority Program
  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth
  • IDEA – Basic Enrollment
  • IDEA – Preschool Grant
  • Learn & Serve America – Youth
  • SEI Budget
  • State Tutoring Fund
  • Title I
  • Title II – Improving Teacher Quality
  • Title III – LEP Program

Other Funding Opportunities

Wickenburg USD #9 has been awarded or has the opportunity to participate in the following partnerships:

  • First Things First
  • University of Arizona Nutrition Network (UANN), Cooperative Extension - Maricopa County SNAP-Ed Program
  • Private Industry, Community/Local Grants
  • Tax Credit funding for supplemental programs
  • Wells Fargo Mini-grants
  • Wellik Foundation
  • West-Mec