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2018 Tax Credit Donation

Every year City High School raises significant dollars through our tax credit campaign to support the most hands-on and intensive learning that our students experience: overnight field trips, arts residencies, after school workshops, and the Advisory program are just a few examples. This year, City High School aims to raise $60,000 in tax credit donations, but we can’t reach our goal without your help.

Make your contribution now through our CITY Center for Collaborative Learning website or by mailing in a check. Visit the tax credit page on our school website to learn more. 

The Arizona State School Tax Credit Program is a great opportunity for any Arizona resident to make a financial donation to a public school of their choice and receive a state tax credit. Arizona residents who file individually may donate any amount up to $200, and residents who file jointly may donate up to $400, and receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction on their state taxes.

Your help in sharing our tax credit campaign to encourage your friends and extended family to donate will help us financially support the student learning experiences that engage and inspire.

Finals Week & Holiday Schedule 2018

In less than 2 weeks City High students will be taking final exams and completing final projects in all of their classes. School schedule and hours will remain the same Monday, 12/17. Tuesday, 12/18 we will follow a Friday schedule. Wednesday, 12/20- Friday, 12/22 we will follow a special schedule. School will be dismissed early on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:40, unless a student has a make-up final (only Thurs and Fri). Teachers will notify families if there is a need to make up a final.

Here is the special schedule for the week:

WEDNESDAY, 12/19
9:00 – 9:45   WSM
9:50 – 10:45  Advisory
10:55 – 12:40  PER 5
THURSDAY, 12/20
9:00 – 10:45 PER 2
10:55 – 12:40 PER 4
Lunch
1:15 – 3:00 Make-up Finals (only if assigned by teacher)
FRIDAY, 12/21
9:00 – 10:45 PER 1
10:55 – 12:40 PER 3
1:15 – 3:00 Make-up Finals (only if assigned by teacher) 

City High School will be closed for Winter Break 12/23/18-1/7/19. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 8th.

Regarding VOICES afterschool attendance

Many of you might be wondering why you’re receiving Excused absences from 9th period Voices CCLC. We are implementing a new required system of tracking attendance wherein we are entering after school attendance in Powerschool like a regular school-day class.

The default for Powerschool is Present if no code is entered (U, E, A, etc.), and since after school attendance is optional, we have to enter an Excused code (O) for everyone for everyday, then only count those students are attending an after school program as Present (blank).

Excused absences (O) from VOICES do not have any impact on school-day attendance.

Thanksgiving Break November 22-23

City High School will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here is a link to our SCHOOL CALENDAR. Please check this page regularly for information about events and special schedules.

Veterans Day- School Closed Monday, Nov. 12

A reminder to our students and parents:

School will be closed on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day.

Keep up to date with all school events on our 2018-2019 school calendar.

5th Annual Chili Cook Off, Thursday 11/1

The Chili Cook-Off is one of City High’s most fun and successful events and it’s COMING UP NOVEMBER 1st at 5:30 pm.

Staff, students, families, EVERYONE can enter! FILL OUT THIS FORM  if you want to wow us with your best chili creation! We will have medals for best meat, best veggie/vegan, best overall, and people’s choice! Contestants eat FREE!

If you don’t want to make chili, come to EAT FOR ONLY $5 (family discounts available for families of 3 or more). Please feel free to email jessicam@cityhighschool.org with any questions you have.
This year, City High School’s Family Association is helping to plan the event, and all proceeds go towards funding for the City High School Prom. In addition to some delicious chili, we will have some community outreach information, the TucSon Casineros will be performing, and we will have activities and games for the whole family. See you there!

Freshman Trip Rescheduled

We had to reschedule the Freshman trip to Kitt Peak due to weather interference. The trip will now be going on the overnight October 3-4. Here is the schedule for the upcoming days:
Tuesday, October 2nd-
  • Students arrive at 1 p.m. for a trip to the Planetarium at the U of A. Please plan on picking up your student at 5:30 p.m. from City High School.
Wednesday, October 3rd-
  • Students will arrive at City High School at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. departure to the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum. Students will then head to Kitt Peak National Observatory that evening to observe the night skies through one of the many telescopes on the mountain. They will be spending the night at Kitt Peak.
Thursday, October 4th-
  • Freshmen will be returning to City High School by 11 a.m. for an early release of 12:40 p.m.

Any questions? Call Becca Dillon at 623-7223 x 200.

Open Enrollment Underway for 2019-2020

It might seem a bit early to be planning ahead to 2019-2020, but fall is the season to get a head start on researching schools for the following school year. Choosing a high school is a big decision for 8th graders and their families to make, and we encourage everyone to get out and visit the schools they are considering as part of their research! Open enrollment for City High School starts October 1st and runs through February 1st.

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend morning tours at City High School happening throughout the months of November, December, January, and February. Upcoming tours will take place on November 8th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and November 9th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Visit the Enroll section of our website for additional tour dates and details and directions on how to RSVP.

City High School Fall Break Oct 5th-12th

City High School will be on Fall Break starting Friday, October 5th until Friday, October 12th. We will return to school on Monday, October 15th. Q1 progress reports will be sent home during this break.

Freshmen & Junior Trips Next Week!

Freshmen & Junior trips are happening next week!

Overnight field trips are an important part of the place-based curriculum at City High School. These extended trips provide students with a unique opportunity to observe and interact with the varied resources of our community. These trips would not happen without the support of donors. To pay your student’s travel and activity fee, please visit the link HERE. Thanks for your support!

  • The annual College Road Trip for 11th grade will depart from City High School on Tuesday morning, 10/2 @ 7:45 am and return to the school around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 10/5. Juniors will have the unique opportunity to visit beautiful northern Arizona and tour 3 different colleges.  ASU, Prescott College, and NAU are all very different and offer an amazing assortment of majors, extracurricular activities, and climate. This trip is designed to increase understanding of the college experience. Students who have participated in past trips have returned very excited about the next adventure in their lives. Juniors and staff chaperones will be camping at the Mather Group Campground at the Grand Canyon. One of the days of the trip is dedicated to exploring this amazing natural resource and learning about the geology and ecology of the Canyon. Contact KC Engelmann, the trip leader, for more details or questions.
  • The Freshmen will be arriving to City High School for the overnight field trip to the Kitt Peak National Astronomical Observatory on TuesdayOctober 2 @ 1 pm for a 2 pm departure. The class will tour Kitt Peak and learn about all the telescopes and scientific research that is currently taking place at our national observatory. That evening, the group will observe the night skies through one of the many telescopes on the mountain. On Wednesday, the class will visit the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum in Sells before returning to school by 3 pm. Contact Kathy Moore or Taylor Johnson for more details or questions.