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  • Monday's Math Moment
     

    As we bid farewell to 2014, and imagine the challenges and opportunities that await us in 2015, we can ponder this question as it pertains to our students and our vocation.  And as we rest over break, enjoying the good cheer the holiday season brings, we can re-energize and commit to answering the question “What If” with a resounding “Why Not”!

     
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  • Diversity Leadership Alliance Scholarship Recipients:
     
    Eugenia Anane-Wae
    Xavyer Zeigler
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Welcome

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.  South Mountain is proud to be named an AVID certified school site.  In synthesis with the Phoenix Union High School District mission, the AVID mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.     
 
Say hello to our 2014-2015 Staff:
 
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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.
    Visit www.PhoenixUnion.org/TaxCredit to donate or for more information.
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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 www.PhoenixUnion.org/Enroll. 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  www.azed.gov/AzMERIT

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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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  • 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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Jaguar  
5401 S. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040 
602.764.5000
602.764.5012 Attendance Hotline
 
Principal: LaCresha Williams
Mascot: Jaguars
School Colors: Columbia Blue & Red
Year School Opened: 1954