University High School

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What Makes Us Special


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Message from Principal

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome you to University High School! As a Blue Ribbon award recipient from the United States Department of Education, University High School offers advanced learning opportunities unparalleled in Arizona to over 1,100 students. We boast 28 Advanced Placement courses and a full honors curriculum for our students, plus a range of electives which span from engineering design, to a full fine arts roster, to yoga. With a complete athletics program that spans all interscholastic seasons, students at University High School have opportunities to not only enrich their minds but their bodies as well and can explore all their interests in a safe and encouraging learning environment.

Our students are accepted at colleges and universities around the world. But more importantly they are exposed to world-class teachers and a rich school culture which is developed from the very existence of like-minded students coming together in one place to satisfy their yearning to better themselves and prepare for the future. Feel free to explore our website and reach out to us if you have questions.

Once again, welcome!
Alberto "Beto" Ranjel
University High School

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Last Day for Students
UHS Graduation
Last Day for Teachers
Memorial Day
Language Learning Symposium
Juneteenth (Observed)
What Makes Us Special

University High School is a National Blue Ribbon School and has consistently been ranked in the top schools nationwide. This rigorous school serves academically focused and intellectually gifted students. At UHS, we provide curriculum and social support not offered in the comprehensive high school.

Vision Statement

University High School will be the premier regional college preparatory school that serves academically focused and intellectually gifted students by providing a rigorous, challenging curriculum and by offering programs that reflect the diverse backgrounds, talents and cultures of our students within a supportive school-wide community.

School Questions - Curriculum, Activities, Tours
Katrina Messing – Recruitment Coordinator & Student Advisor 
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Congrats to National Board Certified Teacher Mr. Hilbert
Mr. Hilbert smiles with his fellow staff members with his NBCT pennant.
Congratulations to Mr. Hilbert on his recent accomplishment of achieving National Board Certification. Your educational contributions and unwavering dedication to students at University High School is greatly appreciated!
Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists
UHS Flinn Scholarship semifinalists Ben Gerber, Jennifer Orozco Torres and Jared Matheson
Congratulations to Ben Gerber, Jared Matheson, and Jennifer Orozco Torres on being selected from among more than 1,000 applicants as semifinalists for the Flinn Scholarship, Arizona’s most competitive merit-based college scholarship! Read more here.
Fall Sports Media Day
Tucson Unified held its first Interscholastics Media Day on August 12 to showcase our talented athletes from all fall sports in our district.