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Hi Star Center


Hi Star Center


Hi Star Center


Hi Star Center


Hi Star Center


The elementary program consists of a series of five developmental, language-based academic classrooms, which serves children between the ages of 5 and 14. These classrooms are designed to meet the individual needs of students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Classroom groupings are based on the student’s overall academic, language, behavioral and social needs.

Language/communication skills are part of the child’s daily instructional program, presented in a continuous and on-going model throughout the day. Specific speech and language goals are an integrated part of the students' daily classroom instruction. Academic instruction in reading, writing and math are part of the daily curriculum; along with science, social studies, art, music, RT and cooking activities. All activities are presented using direct instruction techniques.

Level 1 - Erica Arzaga, MEd.

Level 2 Classroom - Susan Sorgen, MEd. and Michelle Sumrall, Teacher Intern

Level 3 Classroom - Ashley Black, MEd.

Level 4 Classroom - Ashley Black, MEd.

Level 5 Classroom - Suzanne Hegarty, BA+


Hi Star Staff
Jeff Jones, BA
Certified Music Instructor

Hi-Star @ Cactus Wren

We have two Hi-Star classrooms located on the campus of Cactus Wren Elementary School. These classrooms provide educational services for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. They follow the Hi-Star program model and curriculum, as well as incorporate WESD instructional materials into their daily plan. The WESD-Hi-Star students who attend this satellite program have opportunities to participate in various integrated public school activities.

Cactus Wren - Amy Willis, MEd.