2023 School Visits
TOUR #1) Desert View High School
iSTEM Academy: drafting, manufacturing, engineering, software development
Desert View HS is one of two comprehensive high schools in the Sunnyside Unified School District. Desert View serves nearly 2200 students. Students enter the Freshman Academy where they are teamed for core courses and work closely with school counselors to learn more about the various academies and career pathways. Upon entering the 10th grade years, students chose between the STEM Academy; Visual and Performing Arts; Culinary, Ag Science, Hospitality/Business; and Health and Human Services.
During the visit to Desert View, guests will have the opportunity to tour the STEM Academy which features career pathways in drafting, engineering, software development and the nationally recognized manufacturing early college program.
TOUR #2) Sunnyside High School
Medical and Allied Health Academy: Emergency Medical Services, Sports Medicine and Bioscience
Law and Human Services Academy: Law and Public Safety
Sunnyside HS is one of two comprehensive high schools in the Sunnyside Unified School District. Sunnyside serves over 2200 students. Students enter the Freshman Academy where they are teamed for core courses and work closely with school counselors to learn more about the various academies and career pathways. Upon entering the 10th grade, students choose between three academies: Medical and Allied Health; Law and Human Services; and Business, Multimedia, and Transportation.
During the visit to Sunnyside, guests will have the opportunity to tour the Medical and Allied Health Academy featuring emergency medical services, sports medicine and bioscience. In addition, guests will visit the Law and Public Safety program which offers three diverse paths for advanced students: an early college path with a possible 30 college credits in Administrative Justice; Teen Court; or a direct employment route via a partnership with the Tucson Police Department with career opportunities ranging from Community Service Officers to 911 operators.
TOUR #3) Tanque Verde High School
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TOUR #4) Andrada Polytechnic
Programs: Automotive and Collision Pathway
Andrada Polytechnic High School is a CTE Pathway school serving over 700 students. Opening in 2011, Andrada requires all students to complete a three year CTE sequence in one of several career clusters (Automotive, Medical, Digital Medial, Engineering). The Andrada Automotive program has stood out by providing students credentials ranging from Toyota TEN (1st HS in the US to offer this credential) to ASE certification. Students run an active auto shop and during Senior year nearly all can take part in a paid internship. This program offers incredible facilities in Collision and Automotive Technology and is a signature program for the Vail School District.
During the tour to Andrada guests will have an opportunity to learn about the school’s pathway approach, tour the automotive facility, and hear from staff and students.
TOUR #5) Mica Mountain High School
Programs: Culinary and Food Truck
Mica Mountain serves over 1300 students who can choose from a variety of CTE programs. The Culinary Arts program at Mica Mountain provides students with an exceptional culinary kitchen environment that provides students with the equipment and square footage to become experts in culinary and hospitality. Whether demonstrating on a HD quality video recording station for the class or facilitating a fully functional food trailer, the instructor has the tools to put students in Industry.
During the visit to Mica Mountain guests will have the opportunity to tour the newly built school as well as the culinary facility. All guests will additionally have the opportunity to walk through the culinary food trailer. After the tour guests will have time to hear from instructors, students, and administration regarding the program and facility.
TOUR #6) Santa Rita High School
Programs: Dental Assisting Program
Santa Rita High School is one of nine comprehensive high schools in the Tucson Unified Unified School District. Santa Rita serves 400 students. Upon entering the 10th grade, students can choose Dental Assisting three year pathway. There are also options for a two year pathway, a one year pathway and an extended day pathway. The program is open to all students within the Tucson Unified School District and Pima County. During the visit to Santa Rita, guests will have the opportunity to tour the Dental Assisting Facility. Hear from our instructors regarding curriculum, student options and internship/direct employment opportunities.
TOUR #7) Sahuaro High School
Programs: Computer Science/Robotics
Sahuaro High School is one of nine comprehensive high schools in the Tucson Unified Unified School District. Sahuaro serves 1700 students. Upon entering the 9th grade, students can choose the Computer Science three year pathway. The pathway offers students two sequences:
- General Computer Science (Year 1)
- Computer Science 3,4 (Year 2)
- Computer Science 5,6 (Year 3)
- General Computer Science (Year 1)
- Computer Science 3,4 (AP Computer Science Principles) (Year 2)
- Computer Science 5,6 (AP Computer Science A) (Year 3)
During the visit to Sahuaro, guests will have the opportunity to tour the Computer Science Facility which incorporates an extensive VEX robotics area.
TOUR #8) Tucson High Magnet School
Programs: Graphic Design
Tucson High Magnet School is one of nine comprehensive high schools in the Tucson Unified Unified School District. Tucson High serves 3200 students. Upon entering the 9th grade, students can choose Graphic Designs four year pathway.
The THMS Graphic Design program prepares students to use technical expertise, creativity, and esthetic principles to design and create visual concepts that meet specific commercial or promotional needs, as well as inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. Throughout the Graphic Design program, students learn and practice valuable real-world skills using industry standard graphic design software to create professional-grade design projects.
During the visit to Tucson High , guests will have the opportunity to tour the Graphic Design Facility which includes an extensive Work Based Learning lab where students design, produce and market and sell apparel.