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8th Grade Promotion Dance - 2014

Attention 8th grade parents:
Vulture Peak’s 8th grade promotion ceremony is May 21, 2014, which means it’s time to start planning for the 8th grade promotion dance. Read more >>>

Coming Soon: Vulture Peak Student Signature Programming

Vulture Peak Middle School is excited to announce plans to develop a signature program which will be available for students this coming fall. Read more >>>

Rodel Foundation Exemplary Principal Award

Marcia Hespen, principal at Vulture Peak Middle School, has been named a semi-finalist for the Exemplary Principal Award. Read more >>>

2013-2014 Bus Routes

We encourage you to check out the bus routes for the 2013-2014 school year.

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A Message from our Principal
Marcia Hespen

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Vulture Peak Middle School, home of the Eagles. We are a small school located in the rural community of Wickenburg, Arizona. Vulture Peak Middle School has approximately 210 students in grades 6-8 and 23 certified and classified staff members. As the oldest school in our district, we have a strong tradition of community and educational excellence with our students.

Vulture Peak currently has a "B" rating on Arizona state assessments. This rating represents a 16 point gain during the 2012-2013 school year which moved us within four points of an "A" rating. This can be attributed to our use of the CAILL (Curriculum, Achievement, Instruction, Leading, and Learning) Framework which provides a system for teachers, parents, and students that ensures student success.

Vulture Peak Middle School recently become a district sponsored charter school in the state of Arizona. This conversion was done in an effort to increase student achievement and to enable our schools to become the parent and student choice in our region.

One of the main features of being a district-sponsored charter is the implementation of a "signature program". There are two components that will drive this implementation: 1) the program will have a technological component and 2) as a subset of technology, the program will have an "adaptive learning system". Adaptive learning is new on the education scene within the past three to five years and is designed to personalize the learning process to the individual student.

Please continue to visit our website for updates on our progress as we proceed with the implementation of our "signature program" at Vulture Peak Middle School.

If I can be of service or answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.


Marcia Hespen, Principal