Mission Heights Preparatory High School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Founded in 2011, Mission Heights Preparatory High School has formed partnerships with local colleges to offer concurrent enrollment courses, enabling students to earn college credits while still attending high school.
The Mission Heights campus is well equipped, with technology including Smartboards, technology carts, and a computer labs.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Mission Heights provides many sports, clubs and extracurricular activities for students, including football, basketball, ping pong, bowling, and hiking club. Students in grades 9-11 can participate in sports.
Mission Heights empowers its students to participate in the arts with unique classes like Game Design and Photoshop.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Five teachers received Teacher of the Year awards in 2018 from the Casa Grande Community. Students also received the Youth Entrepreneurs Mountain West Student Award.
Arizona is home to some of country’s most iconic landmarks including the Painted Desert, the Grand Canyon, and historic Route 66. Sunny Casa Grande is conveniently located between Phoenix and Tucson, the two largest cities in Arizona. It offers students a comfortable balance between city and suburban life.
Visit School Site: Mission Heights Preparatory High School
Visit City Site: Casa Grande, Arizona
Awards and Accomplishments Of School
Top AzMerit Scores in County; Girls’ Soccer 2nd Place in State; Wrestling State Championship; Track State Championships
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Speciality ProgramsDual Enrollment Classes; AVID Program; Youth Entrepreneurs Program; ESports Program; AP Program; Early Education Program; Digital Arts Program
Accepting Students in GradesNo
TOEFL Junior RequiredN/A
Other - Eligibility Requirements?None
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