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The Latest News

There's a lot happening in our vibrant and growing school district! From events taking place at school, to public information notices we may send out to families, we’ve included all the latest events here on one page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of what is going on.

Nine Queen Creek High students awarded Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency
Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

The Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency will be awarded to nine Queen Creek High School seniors on their graduation diploma. This is the second year of the seal, and it is awarded by the Arizona Department of Education. The State Seal of Arts Proficiency celebrates students who demonstrate high levels of proficiency in the Arizona Arts Education Standards and promotes students' college and career readiness, including preparation for active participation in Arizona's creative industries sector. The Bulldogs presented their work digitally in the form of a website. We encourage you to take some time to explore their Capstone website.

QCHS Senior Scholarship & Awards Night
Valedictorian Canon Rogers

On May 4, 2021, Queen Creek High School honored hundreds of seniors for their academic success! Collectively, these exceptional students are eligible for the largest amount of scholarship money in Queen Creek High School history from colleges and universities all across the country.

Awards issued were principal's list, top 5% of the class, department and AVID awards, scholarships, and military enlistments.

Also announced were the class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian.

Award night students

After graduation, salutatorian Callin Carpenter will be serving a mission; then, he plans to attend BYU to study pre-law.

Valedictorian Canon Rogers, who is also a National Merit Finalist, will also be serving a mission after graduation. After his mission, Canon will then go on to attend BYU, where he plans to study accounting.

QCUSD Awards of Excellence
Award recipients group photo

On April 29, 2021, twenty-five QCUSD employees were recognized at the annual awards of excellence dinner at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. These individuals were named as Educator of the Year and Support Staff Member of the year for their school/site. They were also nominated for Educator of the Year and Support Staff Member of the Year for the entire District!

Each individual was recognized at the dinner with a plaque and gift card provided by the Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation. The dinner closed with the announcement of the District winners! Liz Murray-Davis, Eastmark High School teacher, was named as Educator of the Year; and JoAnn Maxwell, cafeteria manager at Queen Creek Elementary, was named as Support Staff Member of the Year.

The QCUSD Awards of Excellence were created in 2019 as a way to recognize excellence in Queen Creek Unified schools. Employees across the District anonymously nominated their colleagues for the Awards of Excellence. Nominees had to meet the following criteria: achieves excellence, leads with integrity, empowers others around them, displays QCUSD PBIS Values (Be Kind, Be Respectful, Show Integrity).

Thank you to Marnie Schubert with the Town of Queen Creek for emceeing the event, QC JROTC for posting the colors, QCUSD Child Nutrition for catering, and QCHS students for serving.

Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation Awards $66,000 in Scholarships to Students

The Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation (QCSEF) partners with the community and businesses to promote excellence through leadership in education.

By partnering with donors and sponsors, QCSEF raises money for teacher grants and student scholarships. On Monday, April 26, the Foundation awarded $66,000 in scholarship money to Queen Creek High School seniors. Congratulations to all the students recognized and thank you to the businesses, donors, and families who have made these scholarships possible!

If you would like to get involved with the Foundation or make a donation, please visit or email

Full-Time Remote Learning Environment

We present Queen Creek Virtual Academy for a full-time remote learning environment for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. This is high-quality learning led by Queen Creek facilitators. Enroll now! The enrollment process code is: QCVA 21-22. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us or call (480) 298-5984.

Follow one of the following options depending on your situation:

Full-Time Remote Learning Flyer

  • If you are are within QCUSD boundaries and are not between the grades of seventh and twelfth you will, complete the QCVA transfer form. Then, complete the QCVA letter of intent.
  • If you are within the grades of seventh through twelfth and live within QCUSD boundaries, please complete the QCVA transfer form. Then, complete the QCVA letter of intent. Submit documents or for in person go to Queen Creek Junior High's front office. Finally, select your online courses for junior high or high school
  • If you are outside of QCUSD boundaries, submit an open enrollment application. Then, submit your documents or for in person go to Queen Creek Junior High's front office. We will contact you for required documents and next steps. 
  • If you are new to the district within boundaries, please fill out the online enrollment portal.
  • If you are new to the district with open enrollment, please fill out the enrollment application.
Queen Creek Unified School District
20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
Queen Creek, AZ  85142
Phone:  (480) 987-5935
Fax:  (480) 987-9714