The curriculum and academic expectations at City High School are designed to prepare students for college entrance and college success. Students are encouraged throughout their four years of high school to set individual college and career goals.
All students take the PSAT in 10th and 11th grades; this test serves as an important guide as students begin the process of preparing for challenging college entrance exams. All juniors participate in a multi-day field trip that tours universities and small colleges throughout the state of Arizona.
As part of the senior program, all 12th graders are enrolled in the Senior Seminar and receive regular one-on-one counseling as they begin to prepare their college applications. They are coached through a rigorous college application essay writing process and explore, in a structured format, topics such as financial aid resources, living out of state, transitioning to college, and personal finances. All seniors also participate in City High School’s Senior Internship Program, which creates important connections for students during their final year of high school to the wider adult world.
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City High School students, from the graduating classes of 2007-2012, have gained acceptance to an impressive range of colleges and universities throughout the United States, including:
- Arizona State University
- Art Center Design College
- Bard College
- Cal State Los Angeles
- Chicago Art Institute
- Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
- Eastern Arizona Community College
- Evergreen State College
- George Washington University
- Hampshire College
- Kansas Art Institute
- Lake Forest College
- Le Cordon Bleu Institute, Scottsdale
- Northern Arizona University
- Pima Community College
- Pitzer College
- Prescott College
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- State University of New York Stony Brook
- University of Arizona
- University of Hawaii
- University of Kansas
- University of Oregon
- University of Rochester
- University of Washington
- Warren Wilson College