There will be a “Welcome to Success Night/Open House” in the Sabino High School auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25. The program is for all prospective Sabino students and their parents. There will be information on academics, GATE, Advanced Placement programs, and extracurricular activities.
Last week we hosted eight area high schools for our annual High School Night. Although this event was competing with the last game of the World Series, nonetheless parents and students found it an enlightening program as decisions are being made for next year. What was exciting to me was the number of choices available to our students and the desire on the part of area high schools to have our students join their program. Many of the schools represented brought St. Michael’s graduates to share their experiences on the high school level. Not surprising, each of the students was able to clearly articulate the value of the St. Michael’s education in preparing them for the next level in their education. My conversations with principals, admissions representatives, and high school teachers confirmed once again the value of a balanced approach to education. Our students are not only interested in the level of challenge in a school’s academic program, but are also interested in the variety of other programs which enable students to continue to explore wide interests. As I left that evening, I was so grateful for what our faculty and administration does to prepare our students for the next level. Time and time again it is confirmed that our students thrive in a balanced program. They strive to do well in all of their classes, but at the same time bring excitement and enthusiasm to athletics, the fine arts, and leadership opportunities. Because the difference at St. Michael’s is BALANCE, we send forth extremely well-rounded students who succeed in high school and beyond.
Just a reminder – We will be hosting a High School Information Night on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for seventh and eighth grade parents and students. The following schools have agreed to come speak: Salpointe Catholic High School, St. Augustine Catholic High School, St. Gregory College Preparatory, Desert Christian High School, Tucson High Magnet School, Green Fields Country Day School, University High School, and Sabino High School. Following the school presentations, the schools will be available for questions and further information.
University High School will have a representative on campus on September 25th in the Parish Center from 12:00 – 12:45. Ms. Hernandez will be giving a presentation and will be available for questions. This event is for 8th graders and their parents. 8th graders and their parents who are interested in applying to UHS are encouraged to attend. UHS will also be attending High School Night for 7th and 8th graders is Oct. 30.
Here are the dates for applying to UHS:
– Applications are due Oct. 4
– Testing is October 19 at the UHS Cafeteria with an 8:30 check in time
If you have questions regarding UHS admissions, contact the Accountability & Research Dept. at 225-5418 or email Juliet.firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the dates for applying to Salpointe:
– Testing is December 14 at Salpointe with a 7:30 check in time
– Applications must be on file by the testing date
For questions regarding admissions, call 547-4460.
We will have representatives from a number of local high schools on campus for High School Night on Wednesday, Oct. 30 . More information will be coming on this event.