Scottsdale Unified School District
School DescriptionDISTRICT PROFILE
Scottsdale Unified School District is one of the best in the state; five of its high schools accept international high school students. The district offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma, award-winning arts programs, career and technical education, and STEM programs. Scottsdale high schools provide a comprehensive American experience.
Many of the district’s impressive campus facilities have been recently updated and feature modern computer labs, theaters, career centers, athletic facilities, and production labs.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Competitive sports teams in the district including soccer and baseball have won a total of five state championships in the last two years. Students in grades 9-11 can participate in sports.
Students have ample opportunities for creative growth including an award-winning advertising and media arts programs, an award-winning theater program, and a culinary arts career education program.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
One of the district’s high schools is ranked the #1 high school in Arizona by Newsweek. It is also the only school in Arizona with student winners of the Siemens Westinghouse Competition and Intel Science Talent Search, two of the most prestigious science competitions in the U.S. One high school in the district has the only Arizona high school drama club to be invited to the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe.
Located only 20 minutes outside of Phoenix, Scottsdale is an urban metropolitan city known for its consistently pleasant weather. Along with a lively downtown area, it is home to many parks and outdoor exploration opportunities.
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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 PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Speciality ProgramsIB program available at Desert Mountain High School.
Accepting Students in GradesNo
TOEFL Junior RequiredN/A
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Admission process will begin in February.
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