•  Taking Steps Towards College Success - Walk-a-thon
    View the attached flyer to participate in our Walk-a-thon on September 28th!
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  • Diversity Leadership Alliance Scholarship Recipients:
    Eugenia Anane-Wae
    Xavyer Zeigler
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  • Employees of the Month:
    Marilyn Ornelas
    Tazia Kennedy
    Gates Millennium Finalist:
    Amie Scroggins
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  • Parent Tip:
    Help your student organize after school time by setting “homework time” each night. At least 1 ½ -2 hours. Stick to the schedule. Students will have something they can do or review every night. If they are truly caught up, they should be reviewing notes and what was discussed in class.
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  • Innovative Teaching at South Mountain to Embrace Digital Learning!

    A team of teachers and an administrator attended a three dayMobile Learning Conference, in Tucson Arizona. The team attended learning sessions to gain insight on global strategies to integrate the most up-to-date accessories,gizmos, gadgets, and apps. Experts from all around the world gathered together to share knowledge on how to engage and connect students to learning through the integration of technology.


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Experience High School @ South Mountain
South Mountain High School is the first and oldest high school in the South Mountain community, educating students since 1954.  It is also home to five magnet programs—Aviation and Aerospace Education; Law Studies; Performing Arts (dance, music and theatre); Visual Arts and Communication Arts.  We have our own art gallery, court room, radio station and simulated Air Traffic Control tower, as well as one of the largest and well-equipped auditoriums in the state.  We also have a full academic curriculum - including Advanced Placement, Honors and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) classes, as well as evening school.  The well-rounded learning is evident in the success the South Mountain Academic Decathlon has achieved, qualifying for the State Championships in 20 of the past 21 years. 

The experienced teaching staff includes four Nationally Board Certified teachers, other award-winning instructors, and annually, excelling students earn over one million dollars in college scholarships.  Because of our magnet programs, the arts flourish at South - from acting and dancing, to sculpture and computer art.  South Mountain also has a rich athletics tradition, winning 33 State Championships and sending many student athletes to the college and professional ranks.  A brand new PE building, with exceptional training equipment, is one example of South Mountain’s commitment to educating the “whole” student.  South Mountain's mission is to create a community of learners who are productive citizens in an ever-changing society. 

Nicole Garcia, from Fox 10 News, wrote this on April 10th, 2014:
"On Wednesday, students from South Mountain High School were honored for their work to curb underage drinking.  They put together a public service announcement called "Too Young To Drink."

They're a talented and creative bunch.  The students took home some hardware -- earning first and second place awards for the video and audio PSAs they put together for a contest sponsored by the Phoenix Police Department.

Multimedia students at South Mountain High School combined drama and drinking in the powerful PSA.

"We decided we want them to feel this emotionally, so they don't have to see it in reality, in real life.. that's what made the film.. that's what made our PSA," said SMHS student Leilonni Robinson.

The Phoenix police's contest challenged students to come up with a PSA for the theme "Too Young to Drink."  SMHS took first place for the video, winning $5,000 for the school."

To see our winning video online, click here 

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    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 $150 desktop computers or $199 laptop computers are also available to all students. Visit
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5401 S. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040 
602.764.5012 Attendance Hotline
Principal: LaCresha Williams
Mascot: Jaguars
School Colors: Columbia Blue & Red
Year School Opened: 1954

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