• 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 www.PhoenixUnion.org/Enroll. Apply Today!
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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 www.PhoenixUnion.org/SES for more information and to apply.
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  • Request Transcripts Online 
    You can now request transcripts and student records online. Go to www.PhoenixUnion.org/records to learn how.
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  • Cox Connect2Compete  
    Cox Communications is offering high speed internet for $9.95 per month for qualifying Phoenix Union Families. To see if you qualify, visit www.connect2compete.org/cox.
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Today is Thursday, December 18, 2014.

District News

Welcome

Phoenix Union High School District is one of the largest high school districts in the country, with 16 schools, over 27,000 students, and nearly 3,000 employees.  Phoenix Union covers 220-square miles of Arizona’s capital city.
 

Announcements

  • Phoenix Union Boys Basketball Holiday Classic 
       A holiday tradition returns, December 19-23 with the Phoenix Union Boys Basketball Holiday Classic. South Mountain High School will host the 16- team tournament that features 10 PUHSD schools, and Chaparral, Salpointe, Skyline, Desert Mountain, Queen Creek and Arizona Lutheran. The action begins at 10 a.m., December 19 with opening round games each 90 minutes in two gyms. The championship game is Tuesday, December 23 at 6 p.m. South Mountain is located at 5401 S. 7th Street.
     
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  • Tax Credit
    Do you know that when you contribute to our schools, you’ll receive a DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR TAX CREDIT?
       You can provide needed funding for extracurricular activities, athletics, clubs, and field trips through the Arizona Education Tax Credit.  And you’ll get a credit for any amount up to $400* on your State Income Taxes.  You can give a little, or take all the credit.
       We can use your contribution for such things as student activity fees, costumes, uniforms, equipment, funding for competition, camps, awards and travel.  And you can use it to reduce your taxes.
     
    HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:
    1. Go to www.PhoenixUnion.org/TaxCredit
    2. Select a school and program you would like to assist - You may divide your donation among multiple schools or programs.  If you don’t designate a program, your contribution will be applied to the school’s general fund for extracurricular programs. (A list of programs and brochure with contribution form can be downloaded online.)
    3. Submit your contribution by mail, deliver to the school bookstore or donate online through PayPal.  Donations must be postmarked by December 31.
    A receipt will be provided.

    *The Arizona Education Tax Credit allows single taxpayers or a head of household a credit of up to $200, and married couples filing jointly, up to $400, if they contribute to eligible extracurricular activities to our schools by Dec. 31.  This tax credit is available to all taxpayers, not just those with children in public schools.
     
    For More Info, Call 602-764-1420.
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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  www.azed.gov/AzMERIT

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  • District Shows Improvement in A-F Letter Grades, AIMS Results
       Eight of the 14 Phoenix Union schools measured, recorded an A or B in this year’s Arizona Department of Education Letter Grade accountability rankings.
       Bioscience and Franklin Police and Fire High Schools repeated as A Schools. Two schools, Carl Hayden and Bostrom, moved from a C to a B, and no school scored less than a C.  Franklin recorded its 4th consecutive A ranking, and Bioscience, its second A in a row.  Metro Tech missed an A by one point.  Cesar Chavez, Betty Fairfax,  and Maryvale also repeated as B schools.  Overall, the District recorded a C.  Nine schools improved in total points.
       2014 AIMS scores: For 10th Grade AIMS, Phoenix Union was eight points up in Writing (66), had a three-point improvement in Reading (79), and one-point increase in Math (50).  The State average had a four-point increase in Writing (74), a five-point gain in Reading (85), and two-point gain in Math (63).
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Did You Know? 
Metro Tech and Bioscience High Schools were recognized as two of Arizona's Higher Performing Schools by the National Center for Educational Achievement.
 

 
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4502 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602.764.1100 Phone
602.764.1240 Fax
 
Superintendent: Dr. Kent P. Scribner
Established: 1895
Schools: 16
Students: 27,031

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