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Page High School is located in Page, Arizona, a city born just under 50 years ago with the creation of the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. We serve over 1000 students in grades 9-12. Our school offers a diverse selection of educational and extra-curricular opportunities for our students. We're proud of our dedicated staff and the success of our students.

We welcome you to our website and hope that you'll find it useful and informative. Be sure to see what's planned by visiting our school calendar, enjoy the many Web resources on our Helpful Links page, meet our staff , and learn about our school by visiting the About PHS page. Want to know how you can help our students and our schools? Read about Arizona School Tax Credits and learn how you can commit your tax dollars to the activities of your choice. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Page High School is to empower students through a rigorous and relevant education to meet future challenges.

Vision Statement

Every Page High School graduate is college, career, and community ready.

Belief Statments

  • Community
    • Education is a shared responsibility among staff, students, families, and community.
  • Future
    • Our students' learning impacts the future of our society.
  • Learning
    • People learn to think critically and evaluate information effectively when they are invested in the process.
  • Passion
    • Best learning occurs when there is a positive environment.


Paul GagnonDear PHS Sand Devil Families,

The start of a new school year is just around the corner. I hope you are having a restful and rewarding summer break, full of time with family and friends. The purpose of my letter is to inform you of some of the changes that will take place at Page High School for the 2014-2015 school year.

The first major change comes in the form of our open campus. While students will still be able to leave campus for lunch, they will no longer be able to leave campus in the morning, prior to school beginning. Once a student is on campus, they have to stay on campus until lunch. This decision came as a result of looking at our discipline data. Truancies and tardies spike first hour due to students leaving campus to get snacks for the day. We have tried to address the truancies and tardies by assigning a lunch detention, and our numbers in these two areas still have not decreased, so this is the next intervention step we will take.

The second major change comes in the form of our state testing. As you may remember from an earlier letter, AIMS math, reading, and writing tests will no longer be a graduation requirement for class of 2018 freshmen and class of 2017 sophomores starting this spring, due to our state adopting the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. Only freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the new Arizona College and Career Ready assessment this school year. We should be finding out the name of this assessment and what it will look like some time in the fall. As a reminder, we will still give the AIMS science test to those students enrolled in biology. Additionally, juniors and seniors who have taken AIMS reading, writing, or math assessments and have not passed one or more of them will need to take and pass those assessments in order to graduate. For more information about the new assessment, please visit the PARCC parent website.

The biggest change will occur with our schedule and the number of credits required for students to graduate. In April, our governing board approved Page High School returning to an A/B block schedule. One of the primary reasons we moved to the blocked schedule was because fewer and fewer students were able to take the CTE and elective courses we feel are important to creating a well-rounded graduate. We invite you to review the new calendar and bell schedule.

We also have new graduation requirements:

  • Class of 2015 and below: 24.5 credits
  • Class of 2016: 25 credits
  • Class of 2017: 25.5 credits
  • Class of 2018: 26 credits (one world languages class and one CTE class)

Finally, there are just a few reminders of things you need to do before the start of the school year:

  • All students must pay their $5.00 student fee to the Page High School bookstore. This is different from the $10.00 athletics and activities fee that covers their participation in a sport or activity. Please note that if your student participates in both an activity like band, WGI-drumline, orchestra, or drama AND in a sport, the athletics and activity fee is $20.00 total. As a courtesy reminder, you can use a tax credit donation to cover the athletics and activity fee. For more information on how to do this, please contact the Page High School bookstore at (928) 608-4123 or the Page Unified School District business office at (928) 608-4100.
  • All parents and guardians will need to be sure that student immunization records are up to date prior to school starting. Please also make sure to fill out the proof of residency form at the Page High School office. If you have filled out this form in previous years at Page High School or Page Middle School, you need not submit it again.
  • If your student is planning to play a sport or participate in an activity this school year, they will need to get a sports physical prior to the beginning of the season. Please see any of the medical clinics in Page or in the surrounding area to schedule a sports physical.

We look forward to having a fantastic school year. To start on the right foot, please remember:

  • For all scheduling needs, counselors will report back to Page High School on Wednesday, July 23. Mrs. Nockideneh (ninth and tenth grade) and Dr. Bryan (eleventh and twelfth grade) will be happy to assist you with all your scheduling needs.
  • Freshmen orientation will be on Monday, August 4 starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Freshmen parent orientation will be on Monday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m.
  • The first day of school is Tuesday, August 5. The day will start with welcome back activities, and classes will begin shortly after the activities are complete.

We will share more information regarding scheduling, dress code, and other kick off activities soon. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (928) 608-4133.

Yours in Education,

Paul Gagnon
Mr. Paul Gagnon
Principal


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Page High School is proud of their robust and successful athletic and activity programs. If you are interested in participating and would like to know what it takes to get involved, review the Activity/Athletic Requirements below:


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Students enrolled in extended day, library use, or tutorial may stay Monday through Thursday from 3:30-4:45 p.m. for academic assistance.

Students who wish to take advantage of our extended hours services must arrive at the appointed service area by 3:30 p.m. and must, because of safety reasons, remain in that area until 4:45 p.m.

Late buses run only for students who are involved in extended day programs, library use, or tutorial programs.