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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. 


Family Night: Freshman Trip Info Session, Thursday, Sept. 20

Teachers and students will be traveling to Kitt Peak October 2 and 3 to participate in an amazing night sky experience. The trip is intended to enhance learning in a Physics class unit of study which focuses on optics and astronomy. Students will also visit the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum in nearby Sells to extend their learning in Humanities.

Please join us this Thursday, September 20th, to learn more about the freshman trip. This informational Family Night will be held from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at City High School. It is a chance for parents and students to ask additional questions and return any paperwork related to the trip.

A downloadable version of the permission slip is available here: Permission Slip Kitt 2018 and the packing list here:Kitt Peak Packing List 2018.

Here is the itinerary for the trip:

Tuesday, October 2
Please note: Due to the overnight field trip, Tuesday will be a late start. The school day for all 9th-grade students begins at 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Arrive at City High School

1:00 – 2:00 Orientation, Pack-up

2:00 – 4:00 Travel to Kitt Peak

4:00 – 5:00 Kitt Peak Orientation

5:00 – 6:00 Dinner and Introduction to Evening Program

6:00 – 7:00 Sunset Viewing and Talk

7:00 – 10:00 Observing Begins

10:00 p.m. Lights Out
Wednesday, October 3
7:30 a.m. Wake up, Get Ready

8:00  – 9:00 Travel to Rest Stop and Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 Travel to Tohono O’Odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum

10:30 – 12:30 Tour and Activities at the Cultural Center and Museum

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch at the Cultural Center and Museum

1:30 – 3:00 Travel back to City High School



Family Night: Junior Trip Info Session, Thursday, Sept. 20th


This Thursday, September 20th, come learn more about our Junior College Trip, which will be happening on October 2nd through October 5th. This informational Family Night will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at City High School. It is a chance for parents and students to ask additional questions and return any paperwork related to the trip.

A downloadable version of the packet, mailed out to families the first week of September can be found here: Junior Trip Information Packet

We hope to see you then!

New Voices Club!

Have you heard about the new VOICES club called Body Positive Arizona?

Body Positive Arizona is a leadership club that supports students in feeling good about their bodies, and promotes a definition of beauty that includes all people—including you! It also teaches people about a health model that is based on the simple premise that the best way to improve your health is to honor your body. Body Positive aims to redefine what the social media portrays as “health” and ” beauty” and works to build a school community where students feel loved and celebrated and are confident with themselves!


We hope you will join us every Friday after school starting at 3:15 PM on September 7th!

If you have any questions contact Katelyn Gallo at

VOICES After School Programs Launching 

Las Milpitas

City High School’s extended-day program, VOICES, is launching it’s 9th year beginning next week, offering free before and after school academic and enrichment opportunities to all students.

The Fall Schedule will be released on August 17th, with some programs beginning the following week and others after the Labor Day holiday. Interested students need only attend the first meeting to join and can earn off-campus lunch privilege after 30 days of participation.

View the schedule here: VoicesFallSchedule2018

VOICES programs starting soon:
  • 8/14 – Morning Office Hours: TuesdayFriday 8:30-8:55 in core subject teacher classrooms
  • 8/20 – Morning Workout: MondayFriday 7:30-8:45am at the YMCA.
  • 8/20 – Basketball Practice: Monday & Tuesday 3:30-5:30pmThursday 4:15-5pm, at the YMCA.
  • 8/21 – Academic Tutoring: Tuesday & Friday 3-4:30pmWednesday 1-2pm, in Room 204
  • 8/24 – Film Club, in collaboration with The Loft Cinema: Fridays 3:30-4:30 in Room 215
  • 9/4 – Makerspace Open Shop: Tuesday & Friday 3:15-4:15 in the Makerspace in 37 Pennington.

**Stay tuned for more info for programming starting after the Labor Day holiday:                     

Music Workshop, Game Design, Mural Team, Farm Crew, Student Voice Committee, Family Nights and more!
Questions? Please contact VOICES Coordinator, Tom Moore, at
VOICES is made possible by a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.

Star Wars Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now at CHS for our upcoming stage adaptation of the STAR WARS MUSICAL, May 18th & 19th, in our new theater space next door in 37 Pennington!
Tickets are $5 and free for CHS & PFFS students. Showtimes are 7pm on Friday the 18th, and 2pm & 7pm on Saturday the 19th. (There will be a matinee for all PFFS students Friday at 1pm.)
Get your tickets from at the front desk anytime during school hours, or you can reserve and pay for them at the door by emailing and indicating which show and how many tickets you need.
May the Force be with you.

Book Launch Party for Poetry Workshop participants – Sat. May 12th

The Book Launch Party for this semester’s Poetry Workshop with TC Tolbert will be at 1 pm this Saturday, May 12, at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen Street.

“Celebrate the publication of youth writing in a new anthology featuring the poems and stories from students in grades 6-12 who participated in the Poetry Center’s 2017-18 Writing in the Community program in schools across the City of Tucson. Writing the Community students will read from the new book and sign copies.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Visit the event on U of A’s website HERE.