Announcements

  • Tutoring Dates
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  • American Dream Academy
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  • April 4, 2015 - (7pm)  IB Senior Diploma and Course Students Graduation Celebration
    Let's celebrate the successes of our IB Diploma and Course kids as they leave Fairfax and transition onto college. 
    This event is from 7-8 pm in the Community Room.  
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  • April 7, 2015 - 5:00 pm  Betty Fairfax Night @ the Diamondbacks
     
    Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. San Francisco Giants.  Make it a Blue  & White Out!
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  • PLEASE REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO SILENT WITNESS!
    You can remain anonymous and rewards up to $1000 are offered for any information that leads to an arrest.
    Call 480-WITNESS or report it online.
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Who We Are

Betty H. Fairfax High School is Phoenix Union’s newest comprehensive high school, having opened in 2007, and graduating its first senior class in Spring 2011.  Named after a Phoenix educator who inspired and motivated students over a 57-year career, the school has followed in her footsteps, building a foundation of excellence. 

Fairfax is committed to facilitating college-level skill development and access to college preparatory courses for all students.  In fact, Fairfax was accepted as an International Baccalaureate World School, and will offer IB courses in 2011.  This internationally-acclaimed, rigorous program will have a positive impact on almost every student, teacher and course at Fairfax, and enhance its concerted effort to move students into post-secondary education.  The school, which has won numerous awards for its functional, efficient and eye-catching design, is also attractive to students who are making full use of all its facilities, from its outstanding library, technology, auditorium, gymnasiums and athletic fields.  Extracurricular participation is a hallmark of the school, and the number of actively involved students has given Fairfax a reputation for excellence in several areas, including JROTC, music and athletics.   In only its second year of varsity sports, Fairfax won a state championship in boys basketball.  A strong character foundation, building a strong relationship with school and being challenged with high academic rigor are cornerstones in the successful tradition building at Betty Fairfax High School.
 
See this video for more information: http://youtu.be/1ZHFZ8W8Q4Y 

District News

  • Phoenix Union High School District Seeking Teachers
    Phoenix Union will hold its annual Teacher Recruiting Fair, Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Metro Tech High School. Openings are available in all subject areas. Screening interviews will be conducted from 8-10 a.m. by school and district personnel. Prospective teachers should bring resume, transcripts, teacher certification, letters of recommendation and a copy of a fingerprint clearance card. It is recommended that applicants who have not completed a Phoenix Union online application complete one prior to the job fair. A general certified employee application is available at  www.phoenixunion.org/jobs For more information or to schedule a screening interview prior to the fair, contact Alvina Turman at (602) 764-1519.
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  • Health Alert
    With the flu and cold season upon us, our school nurses request that you not send your student to school if he/she is ill. We have had several students arrive at school sick, and check in with the school nurse at the direction of their parents. Not only does this overburden the school health centers, but sick students run the risk of infecting others. For more details about when not to send your child to school click here: http://phoenixunion.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=15793
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  • OPEN ENROLLMENT is Available! Our high schools have it all – more classes, more specialized programs, more support and more opportunities than any other school district.  Make new friends and hang with your old friends; create memories; EXPAND your horizons; EXPLORE your future; EXPRESS yourself and EXCEED your expectations.  This is an exciting time for you.  Our job is to prepare every student for success in college, career and life.  Your job is to take advantage of all Phoenix Union has to offer.  ENROLL with us and you’ll have the EXPERIENCE of a Lifetime.To apply online or download the form, please visit www.PhoenixUnion.org/Enroll. Apply Today!
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  • AzMERIT to Replace AIMS Exams for 2017 Graduates
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    The State Board of Education has adopted a new assessment to replace the AIMS Reading, Writing and Mathematics exams. AzMERIT, Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching, will be administered statewide in the spring of 2015 for the first time. The tests will measure proficiency of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in the areas of Math and English Language Arts in grades 9, 10 and 11.

    Currently, students will not be required to pass the end-of-course tests for graduation, but must still earn the minimum number of English and Mathematics credits in order to graduate. The actual test dates have not been determined yet, but will be across multiple days in April.

    High school students graduating after December 31, 2016 will no longer be required to pass the AIMS tests to graduate high school. AIMS Science will still be administered, tied to school accountability, but not graduation.

    Parent Letter (English)

    For more information visit  www.azed.gov/AzMERIT

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  • Tutoring Available for all PUHSD Students
    Supplemental Educational Services are free tutoring services for all students of Phoenix Union High School District schools. Visit www.PhoenixUnion.org/SES for more information and to apply.
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  • Connect2Compete
     
    Cox Communications is offering high speed internet for $9.95 per month for qualifying Phoenix Union Families. To see if you qualify, visit www.connect2compete.org/cox.
     
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 Stampede  
Principal: Dr. Schavon Waggoner
Mascot: Stampede
School Colors: Midnight Blue and Columbia Blue 
Year School Opened: 2007
 
8225 S. 59th Ave.
Laveen, AZ 85339 
Phone: 602.764.9000
Fax: 602.237.1023
Attendance Hotline:
602.764.9002 / 602.764.9003 
 
IB Learner Profile:

Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, Reflective

Mission Statement:

We inspire students to show compassion to others through service.

We challenge students to pursue academic rigor and excellence.

We prepare students for college, career and life.

We educate students for a better world.

Vision Statement:

Through real-life experiences, challenging academic rigor and compassion for others, every Betty H. Fairfax High School students will be prepared for college entrance or a career path, advancing their economic autonomy and social responsibility. 

 
IB World School  

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