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Prom is May 6!

Flier about Prom 2022

Prom is going to be at The Whistle Stop Depot from 6:30-10pm on Friday, May 6.

We’ll have food catered by season 18 Top Chef top 5 Maria Mazon, chef and owner of Boca Tacos! It’s not a sit down dinner, but more of a buffet style, eat when you’re hungry situation.

Our DJ is Herm Guzman.

Our photos will be done by Mirror Me Memories. We’ve rented their vintage trailer photo booth that will be parked in the yard at the whistle stop. Kids can go in there, get their photos taken and sent directly to their phones, AND printed out on the spot for free!

All students are asked to fill out this form, stating that they’re not going to pull any shenanigans.

All guests are asked to fill out this form in case something happens and we need to reach an emergency contact.

Students can purchase tickets in the art studio for $10 cash or online here. Just make sure if tickets are purchased online that the student’s name is in the section that states their name so that we know who the tickets should go to!

Senior Gateways continue on Weds. May 11

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

The Class of 2022 will continue presenting their Senior Gateways on Weds. May 11. The first round of Gateways happened Weds. May 4. Gateways are an integral part of the City High experience. Senior Gateways are traditionally presented before the 9th, 10th, and 11th graders present their own Gateways so that the underclassmen can experience some excellent models.

The last time we did full-school, in-person Gateways was when the current Seniors were Freshmen, back in May of 2019, so we are excited to reignite this important part of what makes City High unique.

All students will be expected to watch Gateways during the morning of Weds. May 11.

Families of Seniors are also encouraged to attend their student’s Gateway.


Class of 2022 Graduation is Friday, May 27

The Class of 2022’s Graduation will be Friday, May 27, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at Brandi Fenton Park.

More details coming soon!

New Student Registration Event Weds. May 4

We will be holding an Open House style registration event for new students and families who will be joining City High School in the 2022-2023 school year. The New Student Registration Event will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Families are welcome to stop by anytime in that time window. The event will be held at 37 E. Pennington St, which is the building next door to the main school building. 

At the registration event, you can:

  • complete any registration paperwork you need to
  • drop off required documentation (see the list above)
  • take a math and reading survey for incoming students
  • purchase a City High School T-shirt
  • talk to a member of our Support Services and/or Counseling staff
  • meet teachers and administrators
  • take a tour of the school building
  • make a tax credit donation
  • and chose elective classes for next school year
  • get information about our Family Association

If you are unable to make it to the registration event on May 4, do not worry, you will be able to do all of the items above at another time or online.

Contact Brett Goble with any questions about the registration materials or the registration event.

Junior Family Night Thurs. Apr. 21 @ 5:30 p.m.

Juniors and families of Juniors: Join us over Zoom or in-person at 37 E. Pennington to talk about Senior year and post-high school planning Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. Can’t make it? Annie will record the presentation.

Here’s that Zoom link again!

Questions? Email College and Career Counselor Annie Holub

Free Virtual Parent & Educator Workshop Feb. 17

Flyer for Feb. 17 Parent Workshop

The challenges and trauma living through the pandemic have affected all of us, but sometimes it falls especially hard on children and families. Our schools are working hard to meet the academic and social emotional needs of our students, but we know that our families’ needs are greater than what we can do during a school day.

Since part of our mission is to build community and partnerships with families we have asked Emily McCrea of Rebel Shift Childhood to host a Zoom meeting on Thursday, February 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to discuss some of these issues.

Emily works with parents, educators and organizations offering coaching and consulting around trauma, stress and building healthy relationships and communication. As the founder and former director of the Downtown Community School and a Paulo Freire parent, she is well acquainted with progressive educational practices.

In this meeting, Emily will share some research/experience that she has around stress and stress management and you will have the opportunity to share with us some of the challenges, concerns, and needs you might be facing which in turn will help us to think about possible programs and resources we might offer in the future to support our parents and families.

We hope you join us!

ACT Testing for all Juniors Thursday, Mar. 3

ACT logo

City High School will be providing the ACT for free to all Juniors on Thursday. Mar 3, 2022.

While many colleges and universities no longer require tests like the ACT and SAT for admission, many scholarships are available that do require these tests.

Testing will be during the morning of Thursday, Mar. 3, during Periods 1, 2, and Advisory. Testing will be complete by lunchtime.

Juniors will have some time during Advisory on Tuesday to start accessing practice tests.

You can find more information on the ACT’s website:

More information will be coming soon about ACT test prep and the day of testing.

Note: We will not be providing SAT testing at school. If you would like to register for the SAT on your own, you can do that here:

The next SAT test date is March 12. You must register by Mar. 1

Wednesday Joy Activities

Students on Sentinel Peak Feb 2022

Buffelgrass team at Sentinel Peak, February 2022

We’re creating joy on Wednesdays!

Starting this past Wednesday. Feb. 9, students have field trip and activity options outside of the school building. The Juniors visited the University of Arizona for an official tour, and a small group of students pulled buffelgrass on Sentinel Peak with Tucson Clean and Beautiful as part of the Desert Museum’s Save Our Saguaros campaign.

Upcoming Wednesday Joy activities are:


If students are interested in participating in any of these activities, they need to either email Annie at, or let their Advisor know.

Special Schedule Thurs. Dec. 16; No School for Students Fri. Dec. 17

Student-Led Conferences for 10th and 12th Graders Jan. 5, 6, 7

Sophomores and Seniors have been preparing for their Student-Led Conferences, happening January 5, 6, and 7, 2022, the week after Winter Break. The Student-Led Conference, a City High School tradition, is facilitated by the student’s Advisor and attended by parents, peers, and other teachers. Students discuss their development and mastery of City High School’s Habits of Heart and Mind by presenting evidence in the form of work they have done over the course of the fall semester. They also set and discuss goals as well as discuss their understanding of the social emotional skills we’ve started to focus on this year.

Parents of 10th and 12th graders: Online sign up for Student-Led Conferences is now live! 30-minute conference time slots are available:

  • Wednesday, January 5th from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 6th from 8:30-11:00 a.m. or 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 7th from 8:30-11:00 a.m.

To schedule a conference for your City High student, click on your student’s Advisor’s name (below) to select a conference at a time that is convenient for your family. The link will take you to a Google Calendar Appointments page. Please advance to the week of Jan. 2-8 to see available appointments. Appointment spots will show up as grey rectangles. You will only schedule ONE conference with your student’s Advisor. Please do not schedule more than one conference, or schedule a conference with another Advisor.

If you aren’t sure who your student’s Advisor is or you need help, email Brett Goble at, or call 623-7223 and ask for Susan, Annie, or Brett.