Agua Fria Superintendent Mark Yslas

Agua Fria Superintendent Mark Yslas is reflecting fondly on “a great first quarter” at the district. He plans to conduct Listening Tours to talk with parents and students next quarter.

We had a great first quarter at Agua Fria Union High School District. It’s been amazing to have our students on campus again. We welcomed 9,300 students across our five campuses and online academy. That’s 700 more students than projected for this school year. This is exciting, and we look forward to growing with our West Valley communities and building upon a solid foundation.

Thanks to voters for their support of a bond in 2019, our campuses have been able to accommodate the growth. 

Phase II of the Agua Fria High School remodel is underway and will be completed in July.

A new gymnasium is under construction at Millennium High School and is set to open in May 2022. 

Classroom additions to Canyon View High School are in the design process.

Desert Edge High School is anticipating campus renovations to begin by the end of 2021.

Safety and security upgrades are being made at Verrado High School. 

Be sure to check your mailbox, as ballots for district’s override continuation election will soon arrive. 

Next quarter I will be conducting Listening Tours at each of our schools to talk directly with parents and students about the current state and future of the district. I want to hear what’s working, what can be improved, and your ideas to make this the best high school district in the nation. Stay tuned for additional details that will be shared by schools. 

Our much-anticipated time to build our 10-year strategic plan, “Decade of Dreams,” is finally here. This is an opportunity for the community to give their input and help shape the future of education at Agua Fria Union High School District. I invite you to dream with us on Nov. 6, Super Saturday. To learn more, visit