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City High School

City High School strives to be a community of learners in which all members use their minds well and care about one another. We engage with challenging academics and the unique resources of our city and region in order to become active citizens and responsible stewards of our world.


1. Personalization
At City High School, students are known well and have opportunities to direct their own learning. Adults in the school community provide individual support and partner with families to ensure academic and social success for all students.

2. Challenging Academic Curriculum
Students engage in learning experiences that require them to practice and improve critical thinking and study habits.  Students publicly demonstrate mastery of content knowledge and academic skills.  The academic program prepares students for college, career, and life-long learning.

3. Community Connections
Students and staff engage with Tucson, the greater Southwest, and the border region in order to become active and responsible citizens. This is accomplished through place-based learning, service learning, senior internships, and participation in community-based organizations.

4. Student Leadership
Students develop the skills and confidence to take responsibility for their actions and initiate efforts to improve the school and community. Students have multiple opportunities to participate in school-wide initiatives and decisions.

5. Diversity
City High School brings together and retains students and staff from the many neighborhoods and populations of greater Tucson. The curriculum reflects the varied cultural traditions of southern Arizona. City High School is a community where members recognize and respect diverse identities and points of view.

6. Institutional Advancement
City High School is a financially robust and effectively managed institution. People, facilities, funding, time and attention are allocated based on the collection and analysis of critical data and in a manner that supports growth and innovation.

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