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.
The Mission of Page High School is to empower students through a rigorous and relevant education to meet future challenges.
Every Page High School graduate is college, career, and community ready.
Dear 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.
Finally, there are just a few reminders of things you need to do before the start of the school year:
We look forward to having a fantastic school year. To start on the right foot, please remember:
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,
Freshmen orientation is on Monday, August 4. Student orientation is at 8:00 a.m. and parent orientation is at 6:00 p.m.
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.