Welcome to Phoenix Union High School District

Exceptional Student Services  

In Phoenix Union High School District, we believe all students can learn! Some students may need more supports and services from another, but being committed to having high expectations for each learner is one of our main core values.

Within Exceptional Student Services, we are here to help students, families and school personnel navigate supports and services within the following areas:



 Our vision as a department is to foster open communication and cultivate trust, honesty and respect as we support each other and move towards celebrations of our success. We look forward to supporting students in preparing for career, college and life!


July 24-26th
TEACCH Training
(for registered participants)
July 31st
ESS Curriculum Day and
Student Support Services Training
(BIS, SW, SPIS, and PSY)
August 4th
Unique Learning System Training for
teachers & 
First Aid, CPR & CPI training for
Instructional Assistants 
August 7th
Welcoming Students
August 16th
Dr Musselwhite
on balanced literacy  

Celebrate our Ambassadors of Being

Every quarter staff from across the Phoenix Union High School District are nominated by their peers, colleagues and supervisors for going above and beyond the call of duty in supporting students with exceptionalities. Take a moment to review the Ambassadors who have been nominated for being Creative, Collaborative, Courageous, Conscious, Committed and Compassionate!

PUHSD is filled with exemplary staff – from teachers to instructional assistants to administrators, from every department including Food and Nutrition, Purchasing, and Transportation, from throughout all schools and programs as well as the PUHSD Center for Educational Excellence. Congratulations to staff who have been recognized as our CEE ESS Ambassadors of Being!!!

October Recipients