The 2014-15 school year is off to a great start! It is hard to believe that we are already done with our first month of school. During the first few days of school, I was able to visit every school in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD). Great things are going on in our classrooms – thank you all for a positive start to the new school year. Additionally, members of my Leadership Team visited campuses to help ensure an excellent beginning. It is great to see everyone working together on behalf of students. See the September Letter.
Sophomores in SUSD high schools will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT at no cost to parents. “By offering the PSAT/NMSQT to all sophomores at no cost, it will provide parents, students and the schools with useful information to identify areas that require more attention for post-secondary goals,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools. “The results of the test will help our students set goals for the next two years and will help increase college and career readiness.” See PSAT/NMSQT
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
Click her for 2014-2015 Bell Schedule
Arcadia High School is fully implementing the SUSD Attendance Policy for the 2014-2015 school year. This policy was approved by the SUSD Governing Board in 2011 and aligns with Arizona State Statute.
As stated in the SUSD Code of Conduct, attending public school carries with it certain attendance responsibilities on the part of both parents and students. Students should be absent from school only when absolutely necessary. Regular attendance is the key to much of the success a student may gain from his/her educational program.
Arcadia High School is committed to improving student attendance in 2014-2015 and school personnel will keep parents informed of actions that might have a detrimental effect upon the educational growth of the student. Arcadia High School will be handing out the Attendance Policy to every student during Student Registration, placed in all classrooms, and posted on our website. Please be familiar with the Absence and Tardy sections on these documents and the actions that will be implemented as students reach these accrued numbers.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Lisa Richards (Attendance Coordinator).
Click here for Spanish version of this policy