Dr. Dennis Runyan
Welcome from Dr. Dennis Runyan
Dear Faculty, Students and Community,
Welcome to the 2018 - 19 school year. We begin this year with the grand opening of our 5th high school in the district. Canyon View High School opens their doors just west of the 303 loop with 450 excited freshman eager to set the tone for the Jaguars. This most recent high school built in the Agua Fria Union District was made possible by the passage of a local community bond, along with additional funding support from the state schools facility board. We are proud of the innovative learning spaces and unique opportunity this school brings to the West Valley.
When our doors open at all five high schools this year we will be in the process of upgrading the available fiber network and Internet speeds for technology use at each campus. Along with our one-to one technology device program already in place, our students now have access to on-line classes and blended learning opportunities.
With the influx of some additional legislative dollars for teachers, and the passage of the 15% override, our district was able to provide teachers and staff with excellent raises this year. We are hopeful these enhanced salary opportunities will lead to quality teacher candidate recruitment opportunities and ultimately support positive learning results for our students. As a "B" rated district we are healthy and competitive, but we would like to continue to grow academically and help students find success in the future.
Please come out and enjoy an activity or game at one of our schools this year. Even better volunteer or provide tutoring support or lend your expertise to supporting one of the many student clubs or organizations around campus. Your time and support matter at your local schools. Have a great year and set your goals as high as you can because education matters to us all.
Agua Fria Union High School District #216