University High School Principal Ms. Amy Cislak, was awarded TUCSON 40 Under 40!
(pictured: Mr. Bacalia (AP) Ms Amy Cislak (Principal) Ms. Evans (AP) Ms. Blackmon (UHS Office Manager))
Rincon/University High School is proud to announce that our Jazz I Ensemble had the prestigious honor of being selected and invited to perform at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, December 18-21, 2018. After a rigorous audition/application process, the 17 member Jazz I Ensemble, under the direction of Jeff Marchant, was selected out of hundreds of applicants. The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference is over 70 years old and will have more than 17,000 attendees from more than 30 countries. The RUHS Jazz Ensemble is only the third jazz band from Arizona and the first Tucson musical group to be invited.
University High School was ranked No. 15 in the nation and No. 6 in the state in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report analysis of the country's high schools.
The rankings are based on criteria including schools' performance on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college. More than 22,000 high schools were evaluated this year.
Amy Cislak, principal of University High School, says she is proud of the school's students, their achievements and the school's diverse community.
"While these rankings only look at a small part of what schools do each and every day, we are incredibly proud of our achievements. For our students to have a 96 percent AP passing rate (when we do not require nor put pressure on students to take AP exams) is impressive," she said.
"We are also incredibly proud that these scores reflect a diverse and vibrant community. Special Master, Dr. Willis Hawley reported this year that University High School is the most diverse public exam high school in the country," Ms. Cislak said. "We are proud that students of all backgrounds come together at UHS. The culture and community here is like no other and I am proud every single day to be the principal at UHS."
University High School is a National Blue Ribbon School and has consistently been ranked in the top schools nationwide. This rigorous school serves academically focused and intellectually gifted students. At UHS, we provide curriculum and social support not offered in the comprehensive high school.
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