Superintendent's Monthly Vodcasts



February Vodcast 2017 Script

I am Debbi Burdick, the very proud superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District.  February is Kindergarten Roundup Month in CCUSD.  On February 9th from 5 to 6:30 pm, all five of our A-rated and A+ elementary schools look forward to meeting the parents of our youngest students and the Cactus Shadows High School Class of 2030!

CCUSD's kindergarten programs are interactive, engaging, fun, yet challenging.  All five of our school kindergarten programs offer a full academic day from 9 am to 3:30 pm.  Students have the typical core classes of math, English Language Arts, social studies and science--plus much more.  In CCUSD, we want well-rounded students who can participate in exciting special area programs.  All CCUSD kinders have art, PE, music and world language instruction (either Spanish, Chinese or French).  Our technology rich campuses have a 1:2 student to device ratio. And, I am sure you have heard that the best part of CCUSD is our amazing teachers!

Three of our schools have Language Immersion Programs where the students learn in a world language half the day and in English half the day.  These are at Desert Sun Academy (French-Immersion), Desert Willow Elementary (Spanish Immersion) and Horseshoe Trails Elementary (Chinese Immersion).  Our 5 elementary schools also have signature programs to meet the interests of any curious 5 year old:

Black Mountain Elementary is Preparing students for the Global Stage by focusing on the arts.  All BMES students have dance and drama instruction, as well as learning Spanish for their world language.

Desert Sun Academy students wear uniforms, learn Spanish (French Immersion students learn both languages) and take advantage of a science rich campus with an extensive science lab and makerspace.

Desert Willow Elementary is an AZ International school with all students learning Spanish in a Flex program or in the Spanish Immersion Program-the first immersion program in our state.

Horseshoe Trails Elementary is Developing 21st Century Thinkers One Student at a Time. HTES houses the Equine Character Education Program, Chinese Immersion, as well as Chinese Language instruction for all.

Lone Mountain Elementary is a STEM School-Science-Technology-Engineering-Math-complete with a Lego Lab, Science Lab and Weather Station.  Their world language is Chinese.

Come join us as we Inspire Excellence each and every day at CCUSD and as always, I look forward to seeing you in our schools!