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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!

Rodeo Break Feb. 21 and 22


Next week is a short one! City High School takes Rodeo Break on Thursday and Friday, February 21 and 22. We will resume school on Monday, February 25. The next Spring Semester school days off will be Spring Break in March.

Open Enrollment for 2019-2020 ends Feb 1st

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! The enrollment deadline is February 1 for new students for the upcoming school year. Applications for 2019-2020 received on or before February 1, 2019 will be included in our enrollment lottery. Preference is given to students enrolled at one of the CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools in the prior school year, siblings of students enrolled in one or more of the schools at the time of the enrollment deadline, and children of employees. The application deadline for preferred enrollment is also February 1st. Any applications received after February 1 will be placed on the waiting list and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis as spots become available.

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend morning and evening tours at City High School. Upcoming tours will take place on February 7th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and February 8th 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 Drama presents Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, on January 25th & 26th in the 37 Commons performance space on our campus. Showtimes are 7pm nightly, with a 2pm Saturday matinee. Runtime is approximately 2 hours with a brief intermission.

Tickets to all shows are available now for $5, or free for CHS and PFFS students, and are available at the CHS front desk, from any drama student, or by emailing Tickets can be reserved and paid at the door.


Our extended day programming, VOICES, restarts the week of January 14th with a wide variety of free before and after school opportunities for all students.

Stay tuned for more details on program changes new this semester: Green Genes, Rap Club, weekly Student Voice Committee meetings, and the return of Culinary Arts.

Please see the attached schedule for details.

VOICES is funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.

No School Monday, January 7th

A reminder to students and families that there is no school on Monday, January 7th. This is a professional development day for all City High School teachers and staff. Visit our school calendar here.

Classes resume with a regular Tuesday schedule on January 8th.

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:

9:00 – 9:45   WSM
9:50 – 10:45  Advisory
10:55 – 12:40  PER 5
9:00 – 10:45 PER 2
10:55 – 12:40 PER 4
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.