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Attention University High School parents/guardians: University High is now enrolling incoming freshmen for the 2022–2023 school year. You can find the admissions packet in the Parents drop-down menu by clicking the link titled "Enrollment Information." For information regarding transcript requests, enrollments, or withdrawals, please contact our school registrar, Renee Jordan. Thank you.

For notification letters regarding meal benefits, please contact Kimberly Luvisi.

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U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, announced that University High School (U-High) was named one of the country’s National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. U-High was the only high school in the state of Arizona to receive this honor in 2021. The U-High administration, teachers, and staff are passionately focused on the academic achievement of every student. We challenge students every day and provide them with resources and supports to ensure student success.

All core classes at U-High are at the advanced, pre-AP, or AP level. Tolleson High School staff teaches electives which include AP and general electives, such as dance, ceramics, art, and CTE programs. We offer AP Spanish, psychology, music, and computer sciences. TUHS provides social opportunities for U-High students, including diverse electives and extra-curricular opportunities that support a healthy, well-rounded student. Our students enjoy a small learning community while experiencing the opportunities of a 6 A comprehensive campus.

A Message from Superintendent Nora Gutierrez

Dear Tolleson Union High School District Community,

We are entering the final month of the school year. I want to thank everyone: parents, students, teachers, and all staff for joining us in working together to help our students this year. We have been through the pandemic together and are slowly returning to a more normal life. We are happy to offer in-person proms, banquets, graduations, and events again.

I am proud that our students have stayed focused on academic achievement. Our teachers and staff have done their best to motivate, encourage, and support our students in every way possible. We thank you for entrusting your precious children to us for their educational, athletic, social, and emotional needs.

Just a few more short weeks and we will be proudly watching our seniors wearing their caps and gowns and getting ready to take over the world! We have no doubt that they will represent the TUHSD community with pride! Graduation will take place over two days, May 24 and May 25, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. We will share more information with seniors and their families as we get closer to graduation.

Class of 2022 Graduation
Graduations will be on Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals (One Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305)

The schedule is as follows:

  • May 24, 2022 - LaJoya Community HS - 2:00 p.m. (early release at 12:08 p.m.)
  • May 24, 2022 - Sierra Linda HS - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 24, 2022 - West Point HS - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 25, 2022 - Westview HS - 2:00 p.m.
  • May 25, 2022 - Copper Canyon HS - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 25, 2022 - Tolleson and University HS - 7:00 p.m.
Class of 2022 Graduation Schedule

Celebrations and Hidden Gems

Copper Canyon High School math teacher, Christina Castro, was nominated for the Suntec Concrete Education Appreciation Program. She was recognized at the school and awarded approximately $2,000 in classroom supplies. Congratulations, Ms. Castro!

Twenty students from the CTE digital media programs at La Joya Community High School and Copper Canyon High School participated in the 24th Annual Arizona Latino Media Association writing workshop. The students spent the day learning from professional journalists at ASU’s Cronkite School, the Arizona Republic, ABC 15, Univision, Telemundo, and other outlets. After lunch, students had one hour to write their stories on a deadline, either in English or Spanish, before judges awarded the prizes at the end of the day. The La Joya Lobos led the pack by taking home three cash prizes in the writing competition:

  • First Place in Social Media
  • First Place in English Writing
  • Second Place in Spanish Writing
  • Third Place in English Writing

Mark your calendars:

  • May 24 – Graduation for LJCHS, SLHS, and WPHS
  • May 25 – Graduation for WHS, CCHS, TUHS, and UHS
  • May 27 – Last Day of Second Semester
  • All campuses offer free summer school in-person or via virtual live instruction (registration is open now)
    • June 1 through June 14 – Summer School Session One
    • June 15 through June 30 – Summer School Session Two
    • Free breakfast and lunch for in-person students
    • Free transportation provided for in-person models
  • June 30 – Summer School Graduation

Just a reminder to check our district website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed for the latest TUHSD information.

Sincerely,

Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez
Superintendent