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2018-2019 School Year Information for Accepted Freshmen
Congratulations!! If your student has received a letter of acceptance for the 2018-2019 school year you are in the right place! By this point you have received an acceptance packet including:

  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Welcome Freshman Celebration Invitation (A must for all newly accepted students!)
  • Information for how to register for BOOST summer program
  • Information for how to register for Math, English and Language Placement Testing
  • Registration paperwork for the 2018-2019 School year
  • A request for a birth certificate
  • Penguin 2 Penguin Application (sign up to receive a junior or senior student mentor!!)

Please complete this paperwork as soon as possible.  Only the paperwork to register for the 2018-2019 school year must be completed on paper as the other required registrations are available online!  If you are unable to complete these documents online, please call (520) 232-5900 for assistance.  ALL PAPERWORK and questions about these required documents should be sent to the University High School office located at 421 N. Arcadia Ave,  Tucson, AZ 85712. 

To complete registration for Boost, Placement testing, and a Big Penguin student mentor please click HERE.

Be sure to refer to the important dates for current 8th graders who have been accepted to see a list of upcoming events.

University High School ranks No. 15 in nation in annual report

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."

What Makes Us Special

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.

Vision Statement
University High School will be the premiere regional college preparatory school that serves academically focused and intellectually gifted students by providing a rigorous, challenging curriculum and by offering programs that reflect the diverse backgrounds, talents and cultures of our students within a supportive school-wide community.
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421 N. Arcadia Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-5900
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