QCE Programs

To become truly “educated,” students must recognize and develop their intellect, their talents, and their aspirations. That’s why we advocate developing the whole person through various programs and activities available throughout our school and the Queen Creek USD community.

Our Learning Programs

At QCE, we understand that each child learns at an individual pace, which is why we provide programs that enable every QCE student to thrive. Our services include:

Art Masterpiece

Art Masterpiece at QCE is a wonderful opportunity for our community volunteers to come into the classrooms and share their love of art with the students. This program is only possible with amazing art masterpiece volunteers and community members who have donated supplies. If you are interested in participating in the Art Masterpiece program, please contact your child's teacher.

Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids is the before- and after-school care program offered for students at Jack Barnes Elementary. Discovery Kids provides educational and fun activities including homework time, sports, arts and crafts, science, math, and access to district technology. Care is also available on early release days and during intersession breaks. Discovery Kids is located on our campus and financial assistance is available. For additional information, please visit the Community Education page on our district website.


Our choir program is available all year. For more information, please contact Amy Friesen.

Community Relationships

“It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we’re in it together!” We work with a variety of local organizations throughout the calendar year to coordinate projects that directly benefit the students, staff, and families at QCE. If you would like to get involved, please contact us! We will let you know when our next event will take place!

Enhanced Learning Program (ELP) - Gifted

Queen Creek Unified School District provides an Enhanced Learning Program (ELP for students in grades K-5.) The ELP program is a pullout program where students work with the ELP teacher for two to four hours per week depending the student’s grade level.

A student may be nominated for the gifted program by parents, classroom teacher, principal, school psychologist, or resource teacher.

Standardized test scores (Stanford 9) above the 90th percentile will be the major criteria for consideration for screening. School personnel, using the COGAT Test, will test a student recommended for screening. Students will be eligible for the placement in the ELP program if they score in the 97th percentile on any of the placement measures of the approved test.

English Language Learner (ELL)

All students enrolled in our district whose primary language is other than English are eligible to be placed in the English Language Learner (ELL) program. We include a questionnaire in the application packet for parents to complete. Todos los alumnos que entran al distrito y no tienen como su primer idioma el inglés, serán elegibles para nuestro programa de English Language Learner (ELL). Un cuestionario está incluido en el paquete de registro. Favor de llenarlo y devolverlo a la oficina de la escuela. Llame al número (480) 987-5940 para más información.

Lead Out Loud Program

In alignment with our district’s strategic plan, Excellence through Leadership: Engage, Empower, Excel, Queen Creek Elementary provides a variety of opportunities for our students to develop and utilize their leadership skills. One of those ways is for them to participate in the district-wide Lead Out Loud program. This program allows any fourth or fifth grader who is interested in building their leadership skills to participate in various activities throughout the school year, including the district-wide leadership conference scheduled for the beginning of the year. For more information, please contact Kristina Griffin, our QCE coordinator.

QCE Site Council

Attention Eagle Family! As you know, parental involvement is a crucial component to a school's success. One of the ways you can be involved at Queen Creek Elementary School is through our site council, a parent, staff, student, administrator organization that meets four times a year for an hour throughout the school year. Our goal is to discuss school related issues that impact parents and students primarily and to listen to the concerns that parents and students have so that we can provide the best experience possible at Queen Creek Elementary School. If you are interested in joining our site council, please let us know by sending us an email so we can add you to our list!

Running Club

Running Club at QCE begins in the fall and runs through the district-wide meet in the spring. For more information, please contact Mrs. Schreiber.

Student Council

At QCE, we love to offer multiple opportunities for our students to assume leadership roles on our campus. One of the ways we do this is by having elected student council officers.

Tax Credit Donations

If you are interested in supporting QCE through tax credit donations, please visit our district Arizona Tax Credit page for more information.