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Highly Capable Program

Sunnyside School District is now accepting applications for the Highly Capable Program for students currently attending kindergarten through eleventh grade.

Highly capable students are students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.

If you would like your student to be tested and considered for this program, please contact your child’s school to pick up a referral packet or follow the link below.  The referral window will be open from November 6 through December 13, 2023. Your student will then be screened and possibly tested during the weeks of January 16, 2024 through February 1, 2024.

Placement into the Highly Capable program will take effect during the 2024-25 school year.

Highly Capable Resource Page

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SSD Strategic Plan Initiative: Strong Start

Together we will prepare each Sunnyside Scholar with the foundational skills, habits, and behaviors to actively learn every day.

Juntos prepararemos a cada alumno de Sunnyside con las habilidades, hábitos, y comportamientos fundamentales para aprender activamente todos los días.

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SSD Strategic Plan Initiative: Strong Classrooms

Together we will design and implement rigorous learning environments to foster high levels of growth and achievement for all Sunnyside Scholars.

Juntos diseñaremos e implementaremos entornos de aprendizaje rigurosos para fomentar altos niveles de crecimiento y logros para todos los alumnos de Sunnyside.

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SSD Strategic Plan Initiative: Strong Sense of Belonging

Together we will include, accept, support, and protect each member of the Sunnyside School District family.

Juntos incluiremos, aceptaremos, apoyaremos y protegeremos a cada miembro del Distrito Escolar de Sunnyside.

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SSD Strategic Plan Initiative: Strong Future

Together we will nurture and inspire each Sunnyside Scholar to activate their highest potential and achieve their dreams.

Juntos nutriremos e inspiraremos a cada alumno de Sunnyside a activar su máximo potencial y alcanzar sus sueños.

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SSD Strategic Plan Initiative: Strong Partnerships

Together we will engage and empower our Sunnyside families and community to shape the direction of our district with us.

Juntos involucraremos y empoderaremos a nuestra familia y comunidad de Sunnyside para dar forma a la dirección de nuestro distrito, junto a nosotros.

Sunnyside News & Events

District news, events, activities, and meetings are shown here, along with school closure dates. //  Las noticias, eventos, actividades y reuniones del distrito se muestran aquí, junto con las fechas de cierre de la escuela.

Latest News

Check out our 2023-2024 Golden Apple recipients who were recognized at the All Staff Kick-Off on Aug. 22.

Congratulations to Emily Gallardo, Katherine Chavez-Vera, Serenity Ibarra, Sariah Wise-Maldonado, Brisa Longoria-Sosa, and Mia Ruiz-Lara.

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Sunnyside School District

In the Sunnyside School District, we believe learning environments are not limited to the classroom, and educational tools are not limited to textbooks and worksheets. Please take a look at the different ways the Sunnyside School District supports students and their families in having a successful educational experience.  

A Message from the Superintendent

Our Strategic Plan

Safety As a Top Priority

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How We Communicate

Career, College, and Life Ready

Mental Health Supports