• Spring Sports Awards Night is May 18th at 6pm in the Auditorium.
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  • End of the Year Information: 

    Graduation is Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00pm Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum

    No backpacks and large purses for the remainder of the school year.

    Community Parent Meeting with Stanford Preston on Thursday, May 14 at 5:00pm in the Library.

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  • Diversity Leadership Alliance Scholarship Recipients:
    Eugenia Anane-Wae
    Xavyer Zeigler
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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.  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:
Our South Mountain Girls Track team won the Arizona State Championships!  Congratulations ladies and Coaches!
Girls Track  

School News

District News

  • Possible Bus Strike

    This message is for students who take the city bus to school.

    There is a possibility of a Phoenix Public Transit Department bus strike that may affect student transportation to and from school, beginning Monday, October 12.  A strike vote is pending as of Friday afternoon, October 9. We urge students and parents to arrange for alternative transportation in the event of a strike. You can get updates on the strike and if bus service will be affected at Valley Metro’s website,, or by calling Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.

    Light rail will not be affected.  The following bus routes would be impacted in the event of a strike: 

    0-Central Ave.; 1-Washington/Jefferson; 7-7th Street; 8-7th Ave.; 10-Roosevelt/32nd Street; 12-12th Street; 15-15th Ave.; 16-16th Street; 19-19th Ave.; 27-27th Ave.; 28-Lower Buckeye; 35-35th Ave.; 39-40th Street North Phoenix; 44-44th St/Tatum; 50-Camelback; 52-Roeser; 60-Bethany Home; 70-Glendale/24th Street; 80-Northern/Shea; 90-Dunlap/Cave Creek; 106-Peoria; 122-Cactus; 138-Thunderbird; 154-Greenway; 170-Bell; 186-Union Hills/Mayo, the SMART (Sunnyslope) and DASH (downtown) circulators and all RAPID commuter routes: Central South Mountain East; Central South Mountain West; I-10 East, I-10 West, I-17 and SR-51.


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  • Our Phoenix Union High School EXPO for 6th 7th and 8th graders is happening on Saturday, November 7, 10 am – 2 pm at Phoenix College! You can meet current students, learn about the many programs, clubs and services offered, see student performances and take advantage of the 1st day to apply to attend for the 2016-17 school year! All students will receive a FREE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK while supplies last! In order to be able to complete the enrollment process, please bring your Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, and Proof of AZ Residency such as a Driver’s License, Utility or Phone bill.

    Visit: for more information in English.

    For Spanish visit:



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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 Apply Today!
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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
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5401 S. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040 
602.764.5012 Attendance Hotline
Principal: Kate McDonald
Mascot: Jaguars
School Colors: Columbia Blue & Red
Year School Opened: 1954

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