University High School (Tucson)

at 421 N Arcadia Ave, Tucson, 85711 United States

University High School (Tucson)
421 N Arcadia Ave
Tucson , AZ 85711
United States
Contact Phone
P: (520) 225-6060


University High School is an accelerated public high school located in Tucson, Arizona. Originally known as Special Projects High School, University High School is in the Tucson Unified School District . The mission statement of UHS identifies it as "a special function high school which serves students who are academically focused and intellectually gifted and provides curriculum and social support not offered in the comprehensive high school."Location and FeaturesThe school currently shares a centrally located campus with Rincon High School. UHS was located at the Tucson High School campus before moving to Rincon's campus at the beginning of September 1985.The mascot at UHS is the penguin. When it was known as Special Projects High School, the mascot was the skunk. Both mascots give the school its reputable colors of black and white. While UHS is a public school, entry is based upon a combination of exam scores and 7th and 8th grade GPAs. Unlike most schools, the only students who are admitted after freshman year replace the students who leave.Relationship with RinconUniversity High students participate in Rincon's athletics and fine arts programs. Students from both schools are generally able to participate in classes that are only offered by the other school. A few extracurricular activities are separate between the schools, mostly competitive clubs such as Academic Decathlon, the chess team, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Science Olympiad, etc. Generally, school clubs are commonly open to both Rincon and UHS students. The TUSD school district has planned to move University High School many times, but it has not happened yet. They will have their own fine arts and athletics programs and might take the campus of Palo Verde High School, both members of TUSD. If this happens, whichever school UHS is moved to will send its students to Rincon.

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