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University High School
Tolleson Union High School District

Our School

University High School is committed to creating a unique learning environment that prepares students for the academic challenges of university life. A small enrollment of only 450 students take core classes with other college bound students and have access to all of the electives, clubs, sports, and activities of a comprehensive high school.

We welcome students of demonstrated motivation and ability to engage in a rigorous education that fosters responsibility and the spirited pursuit of knowledge. We are a school where all shareholders believe in the promise of every student, and together we work to build and sustain a community of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents. We’ve designed our curriculum and environment to challenge each individual to live a life of integrity, inquiry, and purpose by focusing aptitude and attitude toward their current and future academic goals.

The admission process for University High begins each year in January and continues until enrollment reaches capacity for the upcoming year. The admission process is competitive. Under normal circumstances, we invite students to enroll based upon designated criteria including: student performance on an admission test, AIMS scores, and grade point average from core subjects.

Our Universal Commitment

We expect our students to commit to the following:

  • I will give 100% of my ability and energy. 
  • I will not discourage; my actions and words will provide support.
  • I will daily strive to make this the best school in Arizona. 
  • I will acknowledge effort today and in the future. 
  • I will encourage and support successful habits.
  • I will persist in the face of fear and academic rigor. 
  • I will encourage and achieve amazing lifetime goals. 
  • I will take action daily to ensure academic success. 
  • I will decide to be an amazing, powerful, and successful learner. 
  • I will leave University High as a successful life-long learner.

Our Guiding Statement

Harnessing the power of dreams through empowering students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and reflective practices necessary for academic achievement.

Our Mission Statement

Committed to inspiring a community of critical thinkers who embrace challenges for continuous growth.

Our Vision Statement

Providing dynamic learning experiences that promote self-advocacy and resiliency.