Mesa Public Schools
School DescriptionFive of Mesa Public School District’s four-year high schools accept international students in grades 9-12. Offering a diverse curriculum that includes biotechnology classes, STEM and scholastic diplomas, and an innovative computer-based Distance Learning course, the prestigious International Baccalaureate degree is also available.
The District’s many beautiful campuses have newly renovated weight rooms, sports stadiums, all-weather tracks, sports fields, updated classroom and labs.
SPORTS AND ARTS
High schools in the district boast championships in sports like girls’ cross country, track, tennis, softball and basketball, and boys’ wrestling, golf and football. One high school even made Sports Illustrated’s list of Top 25 High School Athletic Programs in the US.
The district has many stellar visual and performing arts programs for those students interested in expressing themselves creatively.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Mesa Public School District schools have received the Siemen’s Foundation Top Advanced Placement Programs and the Silver Medal School awarded by U.S. News and World Report.
Mesa is located 20 miles east of Arizona’s capital city, Phoenix. Residents enjoy a wide array of parks, sports facilities, pools, golf courses, special community events, festivals and world-class shopping and dining. Mesa is a popular destination for baseball fans because its home to the Chicago Cubs Spring Training Camp.
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Accepting Students in GradesNo
Other - Eligibility Requirements?High school diplomas are awarded to F-1 students who provided translated transcripts at the time of enrollment and meet the standards of MUSD and the state of Arizona.
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Scottsdale Unified School District
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Sequoia Charter Schools District
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