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Date Correction: Back to School Night, August 22nd

Parents and guardians are encouraged to join us for our annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This annual event is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and find out more about course expectations.

Back-to-School Night Schedule

6:00-6:25 Welcome in Whole School Meeting Space at 37 E. Pennington
6:35-8:00 Family Members Follow Student’s Schedule

  • 6:35-6:45 Advisory
  • 6:50-7:00 Period 1
  • 7:05-7:15 Period 2
  • 7:20-7:30 Period 3
  • 7:35-7:45 Period 4
  • 7:50-8:00 Period 5

Back-to-School Night is primarily designed for adult family members; students may accompany their family members but are not expected to participate.

Questions? Contact: Brett Goble, Principal – 623-7223 x 203 – bgoble@cityhighschool.org

¡Bienvenidos a TODAS nuestras familias! Para información en español, por favor llame a Leslie Newman, 623-7223 x 103.

*PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW NOTIFICATION: Parents have a right to know details regarding teacher qualifications. Parents may request information on the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers. Information includes:

  • teacher certification status
  • teacher educational background
  • qualifications of paraprofessionals

August Lunch Menu

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year

Welcome back City High Families!

As we begin the new school year, I would like to share with you our 2019-2020 Calendar and a new Bell Schedule. The only difference in the Bell Schedule is that on Wednesdays, Whole School Meeting and Advisory will be held in the middle of the day. We will see you bright and early Wednesday, August 7th at 9 a.m. for the first day of school. We will be following our regular class schedule with an early release at 12:40 pm. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

2019-2020 Back to School Information

Dear City High School Parents & Guardians,

It’s that time of year again and school is starting soon! This letter contains important information regarding the start of school.

Back-to-School Registration is Monday, July 29. All students are required to attend, accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. Back-to-School Registration runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We request that families with a last name beginning with A-M come to the morning session between 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and families with a last name beginning with N-Z come to the afternoon session between 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The following activities will take place on Registration Day:

  • Students will receive their schedules and other updates regarding the first day of school.
  • Students will have their pictures taken for their school ID.
  • Parents will have the opportunity to pay student fees, get their PowerSchool login to stay informed on their student’s academic progress, and turn in required school forms.
  • We will also have information about the Voices after-school program and the lunch program.

School begins on Wednesday, August 7. Just a reminder: Wednesday is our “early release” day this year. On Wednesdays, classes will run from 9:00 to 12:40 with lunch served at 12:40 p.m. This is true of the first day of school and all Wednesdays throughout the year!

Thank you, in advance, for working closely with us to support your student’s success at school. We look forward to seeing you at City High School on July 29th and throughout the school year!

Gateway and End of the Year Schedule

As we near the end of the school year, students are hard at work preparing for Gateways, final exams, and presentations. There are some changes to our regularly scheduled days. Please refer to the following schedule changes for the coming weeks:

Thurs, 5/23- Gateways All Day: 9 am – 3 pm
Fri, 5/24- Gateways Half Day: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Mon, 5/27- No School
Tues, 5/28- Gateways All Day: 9 am – 3 pm
Wed, 5/29- Gateways Half Day & Last Day of School: 9 am – 12:30 pm

Gateways are May 23-24 & 28-29. Schedule your student’s Gateway today!

Gateways are coming!

At the end of every school year, City High School students create a Gateway presentation to demonstrate their progress on the academic standards and their personal development as it pertains to the school’s mission and our Habits of Heart and Mind. Each grade level has a different critical question that guides their performance, and a successful Gateway is required to move on to the next grade level.

Students in grades 9-11 will be presenting their Gateways May 23-24 & May 28-29. Parents or guardians are required to attend their student’s Gateway presentation. To register for a specific time, please visit the link below, click on the name of your student’s Advisor, and schedule a time that works for your family. Note: Gateways are scheduled by Advisor, so you only need to make one reservation with your student’s Advisor.

Schedule your student’s Gateway HERE!


Extended family are also welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you all here to learn about your student’s growth and learning over the past school year!

A Sophomore does a Demonstration of Mastery during his Gateway presentation.

CITY High School Drama Production presents: Scooby Doo

CITY High School Drama Production presents our adaption of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon classic, Scooby Doo! Friday, May 17 @ 7 pm & Saturday, May 18 @ 2 and 7 pm.
Performances are FREE for EVERYONE! No tickets necessary. Zoinks!

Prom is this week!

Prom is this week away!
This year’s prom is at the Whistle Stop Depot on May 3rd. Becca and Chris will be providing dinner options with their brand new food truck! DJ Herm (voted Tucson Weekly’s Best DJ) will be providing the music. Mirror Me Memories will be snapping photos and printing them for you for FREE!
ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. Outside guests are welcome as long as this outside guest form is completed with emergency contact information.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in the art studio or by following this link HERE. They’ll be $25 at the door.

As always, ticket donations for students in need are much appreciated!

No School Friday, April 19th – Spring Holiday

City High School will be closed Friday, April 19th for our Spring Holiday. The school will resume with a regular schedule on Monday, April 22.

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. The deadline for making a tax credit donation for the 2018 tax year is April 15, 2019.

Thank you to all of you who have already made a tax credit donation!