USA Arizona, USA
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • $ $ $
  • Public

Scottsdale Unified School District

IB
City
STEM

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    1730
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

DISTRICT PROFILE
Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) accepts international students at five high schools from grades 9 to 12. Saguaro High School is one of the best high schools in the state of Arizona and showcases SUSD’s dedication to education. At Saguaro they offer programs such as the International Baccalaureate and STEM amongst others. All of the district’s high schools focus on contributing to the international student’s academic and cultural experience in America.

FACILITIES
The Scottsdale Unified School District boasts impressive campuses. Both the Arcadia and Saguaro High School campuses have recently been updated to better serve students. Many of SUSD’s schools feature computer labs, theaters, career centers, and production labs like Coronado High School.

SPORTS AND ARTS
SUSD Schools promote growth and teamwork through their sports programs. From 2015 to 2016, students brought home five State Sports Championships. To allow students to expand creatively, some fantastic arts programs are offered too. Students at Chaparral can take Culinary Arts or Sports Medicine; at Arcadia Advertising Art; and at Desert Mountain they are known for its award winning Visual and Performing Arts.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Chaparral High School ranked #1 in the state and is the only school in Arizona to have student winners of the Siemens Westinghouse Competition and Intel Science Talent Search, two of the most prestigious science competitions in the U.S.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Located only 20 minutes outside of Phoenix, Scottsdale is an urban metropolitan city known for its warm weather and is often referred to as a “golfer’s paradise.” It has more than 40 parks, 7 community centers, and dozens of recreation programs.


School News

For a fourth year in a row, Chaparral High School (SUSD) students have won the Congressional Art Competition for Arizona's 6th District! The 1st place winner was Educatius student, Saki K! She will be traveling to D.C where her artwork will be displayed


  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:16
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
No
Speciality Programs
IB program available at Desert Mountain High School.
Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Mountain Biking, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
2D Design, 3D Design, Art, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Art, Photography, Photography, Visual Arts
Music
Band, Orchestra, String Ensemble, Vocal
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Macroeconomics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Academic Decathlon, Adventure Club, Art Club, Badminton club, Ballroom Dancing, Chess Club, Community Service, Computer Club, eSports, Film, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Multimedia Club, News agency, Radio/video, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, STEM/ Robotics, Student Government, Thespian Society, Video, Yearbook Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
14-18
ELTiS Required
220
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Only accepts year-long students starting in the Fall Year-long students cannot start in January

Testimonials

I learned a lot in this study abroad. In particular, I learned the importance of human relationships and my gratitude to my family.

Saki K.

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