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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!

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.