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VOICES After School Programs Launching 

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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.

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 3:30-5pmThursday 3:45-5pm, 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.

Spring Break is here!

Here are a couple reminders regarding the school schedule and upcoming events:

  • Friday, March 16th: No school for City High students. It is a professional development day for staff.
  • March 19th to March 23rd: Spring break! The school building will be closed during this time.
  • Quarter Three: Grades. Report cards for the third quarter will be mailed home during the spring break. Please make sure to check for them in the mail!
  • Monday, March 26th: Fourth quarter begins. The end of the school year is quickly approaching.
  • Mark your calendar: The Pennington Street Showcase is scheduled for Friday, April 13th. We hope to see you all there!


Family Night Thurs. March 8th: Student Poetry Reading

In partnership with the University of Arizona Poetry Center, City High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance is pleased to host a student poetry reading this Thursday night at Family Night, March 8th, from 5:30-6: 30 pm.

This showcase culminates our 6-week poetry workshop series led by Tucson Poet Laureate, TC Tolbert, who will also be reading.  This event is free & open to all friends and family, light refreshments will be served.

Rodeo Break- February 22 and 23

This week is a short one! City High School joins other district schools in Tucson in taking a Rodeo Break on Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23. We will resume school on Monday, February 26. The next Spring Semester school days off will be Spring Break in March.

VOICES Partnership with UA’s Poetry Center

City High School’s VOICES after school program is excited to announce, in partnership with UA’s Poetry Center, a 7-week teaching residency with TC Tolbert, Tucson’s current poet laureate.

TC will be leading the free writing workshops every Monday after school, 3:15-4:15January 29th to March 12th. Hosted by our Gender-Sexuality Alliance in room 103, all students interested in any kind of writing are encouraged to commit to attending the entire workshop series. Opportunities like this don’t come along every day. There will be snacks.

The program culminates in a compilation of student work published by the UAPoetry Press and book release reading on May 12th at the Poetry Center.

For more info, contact VOICES coordinator, Tom Moore at

VOICES programming is made possible by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.

Enrollment School Tours & Feb.1 Deadline

All school portrait watching the solar eclipse, August 2017

Enrollment Season for the 2018-2019 academic year is underway.

Families of 8th graders are already deciding on the right high school for their child.

If you know of an incoming sibling of a City High School student or family members still planning to apply to City High School, please encourage them to visit the ENROLL section of our website and complete a 2018-2019 application right away. Here is the link directly to our: APPLICATION. Our initial deadline to be included in the first enrollment lottery is February 1st.

SCHOOL TOURS: We have 2 evening tours coming up January 18 and February 1 at 5:30 pm. There are also 2 morning tours to look forward to on January 19 and February 16 at 8:30 am. This is a great opportunity to see our facility, learn about the history and academic program at City High School, as well as ask questions.  All prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit City High School for a school tour. Please RSVP by contacting our Office Manager, Becca Dillon. Go Narwhals!

VOICES Relaunches for Semester 2


City High School’s VOICES extended-day programming relaunches for Semester 2 on Tuesday, January 16th. All of our programming from Semester 1 will be returning with the addition of afterschool tutoring every day of the week.

Stay tuned for news on an upcoming workshop collaboration with the UA Poetry Center!

You can view and download the revised schedule here, paper copies are available at the front desk. VoicesSpringSchedule2018

All programming is free to City High School students and most classes are open on a drop-basis. VOICES is funded by a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant and by your tax credit donations.

For questions or more info on specific offerings, please contact VOICES coordinator, Tom Moore, at



Celebrating MLK Holiday – No School on Monday

City High School will be closed on Monday, January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.