North High has a long history of academic excellence and became an IB World School in 1985. The IB Program has produced over 200 National Merit Finalist and Commended students and has been named a “top” high school by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report.
Students at North have many opportunities to achieve a well-rounded education, including participating in Student Government, MAP (Mustang Achievement Program), Pathway to Success, Achievement via Individual Determination (AVID), Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), culinary, visual and performing arts, JROTC, and a full, competitive sports program at the freshman, junior varsity and varsity levels.
North is a safe environment, both on campus and in the surrounding community. The campus is beautiful, clean, well-maintained, and has a college-like ambience. North has culturally and socially diverse students and staff; the atmosphere at North goes beyond tolerance to acceptance and appreciation. Students and staff alike contribute to an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, while maintaining the primary focus of student achievement with a wide array of educational experiences.
The mission at North is to empower all students to be global citizens while they pursue success. Students can start investing in their future NOW by enrolling at North High School!
The Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board has called for a 15 percent Maintenance and Operations Budget Override and Bond election for November 7, 2017. The action was taken at the May 4 Governing Board meeting.
The election will be a mailed ballot-only election with ballots mailed to qualified electors residing within the District.
The override asks voters for authorization to continue the current 15 percent override for fiscal year 2018-2019 and six subsequent years. This would be a continuation of the existing override approved by voters in 2013. There would be no additional taxes if the override is approved. The override provides for over 400 teachers and support staff that directly impacts students and student achievement.
The bond would be for $269 million to fund capital improvements over and above those funded by the state. The District annual capital budget has been cut from $21 million to just under $2 million since the Recession. The bulk of the bond would fund maintenance, and renovation of school buildings and technology.
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Vision: North High School prides itself in being an exemplary learning community in which all members experience academic rigor, accountability, diversity and involvement in order to maximize individual potential.