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Message from Our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

Congratulations to our graduates! On May 23 it was truly a thrill to see our students at University of Phoenix Stadium as their names were called and they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. The speeches were wonderful, heartfelt, and inspiring. I know that the parents and family members of our students must be so proud. Celebrating this accomplishment with our students and their families is the highlight of the year.

Our commitment to student academic achievement doesn’t stop during the summer. Learning continues at summer school during the month of June. Future Freshman Academy is open to incoming 9th graders to improve their skills in reading and math at Copper Canyon High School. We are also offering several options at La Joya Community High School: credit success academy, English language development, blended learning academy, advanced algebra II, and the extended school year program. We are proud to provide these opportunities for students to keep them moving forward academically. 

The TUHSD summer food service program started on May 29 and will run through June 29 at La Joya Community High School (Monday – Friday) and Copper Canyon (Monday – Thursday). Breakfast and lunch will be served each day with breakfast going from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:05 a.m. – 12: 05 p.m. Meals are free for anyone under the age of 18.

I am proud to announce that University High School, once again has been named one of the top high schools in Arizona (number 10) and the nation (number 29) by US News and World Report. Congratulations Ms. Susan Thompson, academic dean, and all of the U-High staff for your hard work and dedication to our students and their outstanding academic accomplishments! Way to go!

I hope that our students and staff will be able to take some time to relax and rejuvenate over the summer. Enjoy yourselves and be safe out there! 

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    TUHSD Do It With Pride!


    Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez

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