• Dragon Start Days (9 AM)

    August 13, 27
    September 3, 10, 24
    October 1


    District Late Starts (10:10 AM)

    August 20
    September 17 

    Labor Day - No School

    September 1

    End of Term 1

    October 3
    Period 1 • 8:00 – 8:30am
    Period 2 • 8:35 – 9:05am
    Period 3 • 9:10 – 9:40am
    Period 5 • 9:45 – 10:15am
    Period 6 • 10:20 – 10:50am
    Period 7 • 10:55 – 11:25am
    It’s Pizza Friday in the cafeteria.  Students are going to be served pizza and sack lunches from 11:30am till 12:15pm.

    Fall Break

    October 6-10






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Bioscience High School offers a full, integrated curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students participate in innovative learning environments that include team-teaching, use of technology, and student-centered learning.  Instructors design lessons with collaborative efforts, and integration across multiple disciplines is a common theme found in every course offered. Bioscience High School develops specific upperclassmen pathway courses that are tailored to student interests, some of which include, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, biotechnology, engineering, and forensics.   In addition, strong humanities, arts, and fitness curricula are offered to promote well-rounded learning experiences for students. 

Mision* Statement:
BHS provides a rigorous, collaborative, and relevant academic program emphasizing an innovative, problem-based curriculum that develops literacy  in the sciences, mathematics, and the arts, thus cultivating critical thinkers, creative  problem-solvers, and compassionate citizens, who are able to thrive in our increasingly complex and technological communities.
*Mision = mission + vision 
In an effort to improve system practices, Bioscience High School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

School News

  • UPDATED: Site Council Update & Meeting Notes

    September's Site Council meeting notes are available by clicking on the link included below. Future council meeting notes will be added to this document, as well. (Original) Thursday evening we held our first Bioscience Site Council meeting for the 2014-2015 academic year. This message is a thank you to all of you who were able to attend, and an update for those who were not able to join us. The purpose of our Site Council is to engage in dialogue and discussion about critical issues facing the school and our Mision. For more information, click on the headline above.

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  • Community Learning Garden & Green Apple Day of Service

    The City of Phoenix, Bioscience High School, and the US Green Buildings Council of Arizona are hosting an event for this worldwide service day, Saturday, September 27. Our event will focus on preparing the Community Learning Garden, in the backyard space offered to us by a local resident. • If you or your club is interested in helping with the event, please contact Ricky Tsang ( or Nancy Ochoa ( for more information. • If you are interested in donating funds, equipment, materials, etc. to the project, please contact Clarissa Smith, BHS Sustainability Officer (, Ms. Palacios, or Ms. Farney. We'll be building cedar grow boxes and working to clear out weeds, rocks, and other debris from the backyard. We could use tools (shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, hoes, work gloves), equipment (for weed removal and tilling), and building materials / tools (for grow boxes, tool shed, benches, counters, etc.). Or if you'd like to donate water and refreshments for our work crews on the 27th, that would be greatly appreciated.

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  • NCLB - The Parent's Right to Know Teacher Qualifications

    As a parent/guardian of a Bioscience High School student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher who instructs your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.

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  • Smart Snacks: USDA's Standards for School Snacks

    USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food. Click headline for more info.

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  • Learning Lab

    With another exciting year underway, the Bioscience staff is pleased to announce the opening of our “Learning Lab” every day from 2:35-3:30. The Learning Lab will serve students' academic needs in multiple areas: a collaborative area for group work, a quiet area for independent work, multiple content specific areas for student questions and extra time with specific teachers. The Learning Lab will be open daily (Monday-Friday), and all Bioscience students are expected to take advantage of the opportunity. For more information, click on the headline above.

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  • One of the Most Amazing High School Campuses in the World

    “High school campuses not only function as important places for students, they often act as gathering points for entire communities. These 30 high school campuses are the crème de la crème, all awe-inspiring and all offering incredible opportunities for the attending students,” said James Arney, chief author and researcher for the list.

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  • Parent Workshop Materials

    We will post materials from Parent Workshops on our website. Please use the Parent tab above and follow the link for Parent Workshops. Please check back following scheduled workshops for access to presentations and handouts.

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  • NCLB Message

    In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, we would like you to know that you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teachers. Specifically, you may request the following...[click the message title to read more]

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  • Enroll at Bioscience

    Your high school experience will be with you the rest of your life!

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District News

  • Accreditation Review for Phoenix Union
    How do you know your child’s school is doing its very best in educating students?  School districts do this through a process called Accreditation, which happens every five years. The Phoenix Union High School District is going through accreditation this year, certifying that our schools and district are trustworthy institutions of learning.  Learn more at here.
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  • OPEN ENROLLMENT is Available! Our high schools have it all – more classes, more specialized programs, more support and more opportunities than any other school district.  Make new friends and hang with your old friends; create memories; EXPAND your horizons; EXPLORE your future; EXPRESS yourself and EXCEED your expectations.  This is an exciting time for you.  Our job is to prepare every student for success in college, career and life.  Your job is to take advantage of all Phoenix Union has to offer.  ENROLL with us and you’ll have the EXPERIENCE of a Lifetime.To apply online or download the form, please visit Apply Today!
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  • AzMERIT to Replace AIMS Exams for 2017 Graduates
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    The State Board of Education has adopted a new assessment to replace the AIMS Reading, Writing and Mathematics exams. AzMERIT, Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching, will be administered statewide in the spring of 2015 for the first time. The tests will measure proficiency of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in the areas of Math and English Language Arts in grades 9, 10 and 11.

    Currently, students will not be required to pass the end-of-course tests for graduation, but must still earn the minimum number of English and Mathematics credits in order to graduate. The actual test dates have not been determined yet, but will be across multiple days in April.

    High school students graduating after December 31, 2016 will no longer be required to pass the AIMS tests to graduate high school. AIMS Science will still be administered, tied to school accountability, but not graduation.

    Parent Letter (English)

    For more information visit

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  • Tutoring Available for all PUHSD Students
    Supplemental Educational Services are free tutoring services for all students of Phoenix Union High School District schools. Visit for more information and to apply.
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  • Connect2Compete
    Cox Communications is offering high speed internet for $9.95 per month for qualifying Phoenix Union Families. To see if you qualify, visit
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DOuble-Helix Dragon  
512 E. Pierce St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 
602.764.5699 (fax) 
Principal: Dr. DeeDee Falls
Mascot: Double-Helix Dragon
School Colors: Purple and Green
Year School Opened: 2006

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