• Open House
    9th-11th Grade Families

    August 20, 5-7 PM 

    Meet & Greet
    12th Grade Families

    Aug. 31, 6-8 PM
    Site Council &
    Parent Academy
    5-7 PM - Library
    Aug. 6
    Sep. 3
    Nov. 5
    Dec. 3

    Dragon Starts (9 AM)

    Aug. 5, 12, 26
    Sep. 2, 9, 23, 30
    Oct. 7, 14, 28
    Nov. 4, 25
    Dec. 2, 9 

    District Late Starts (10 AM)

    August 19
    September 16
    October 21
    November 18

    No School Days

    Sep. 7 (Labor Day)
    Oct. 5-9 (Fall Recess)
    Nov. 11 (Vet's Day)
    Nov. 26 & 27 (Thanksgiving Break)
    Dec. 18 (Start of Winter Break)
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Bioscience High School offers a full, integrated curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students participate in innovative learning environments that include team-teaching, use of technology, and student-centered learning.  Instructors design lessons with collaborative efforts, and integration across multiple disciplines is a common theme found in every course offered. Bioscience High School develops specific upperclassmen pathway courses that are tailored to student interests, some of which include, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, biotechnology, engineering, and forensics.   In addition, strong humanities, arts, and fitness curricula are offered to promote well-rounded learning experiences for students. 
Mision* Statement:
BHS provides a rigorous, collaborative, and relevant academic program emphasizing an innovative, problem-based curriculum that develops literacy  in the sciences, mathematics, and the arts, thus cultivating critical thinkers, creative  problem-solvers, and compassionate citizens, who are able to thrive in our increasingly complex and technological communities.
*Mision = mission + vision 

School News

  • 2nd Annual BHS College Fair

    We are getting prepared for our 2nd annual Bioscience High School College Fair, to be held on Monday, September 28th. Our fair will feature two morning sessions and three afternoon sessions with speakers in multiple rooms. Last year we had college reps and information in eight rooms simultaneously. Students at all grade levels will be released to participate in this event. For many colleges, this is the only day of the year when they are able to come to our school, and some institutions may not be able to attend in subsequent years...[Click on Headline to Continue Reading]

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  • First in the World - ASU Partnership

    Seniors at BHS this fall will be a part of a new ProMod (project module) partnership with ASU. The partnership is one of the programs to be funded by a $4 million grant ASU was awarded through the presidential initiative "First in the World". Students at 3 PUHSD schools will be involved in the partnership. When the partnership was announced last October, PUHSD superintendent, Dr. Kent Scribner had this to say, "This grant will further our mission of preparing every student for success in college, career and life by supporting our teachers and students and offering innovative ways to provide successful pathways to and through the university. ASU and Phoenix Union both want the same thing: more of our students having access to affordable postsecondary education – not only enrolling or transferring from community colleges, but also succeeding and completing college in greater numbers." The ASU partnership focuses on things that are already priorities for the BHS community - "critical inquiry and problem-solving abilities", and integration of content across courses in an effort to respond to and address real world challenges using a problem-based learning and assessment approach. Seniors at BHS have the chance to earn up to 13 college course credits - for free - by the end of the school year, to be awarded upon successful completion of one semester at ASU in the fall of 2016. The partnership will also provide ASU student mentors for the high school students. ASU Press Release - October 2014 and ASU ProMod page. Click on Headline to access info.

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  • Dragon Training

    Our Dragon Training project is our “agreement” with each other: parents, students and staff. Access it by selecting the Academics link at the top of this page, and choose Dragon Training from the menu. It is one more tool for communicating expectations and for setting goals for improvement...Our approach towards education and learning rests on three core beliefs: that learning should be assessed for the purpose of growth, that students learn best in a community where they engage in dialogue about what they are doing and how their understandings are changing, and that learning is constructed as students engage in asking questions and exploring answers...

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  • BHS Ranks 4th Among AZ High Schools

    In Niche's 2015 school rankings, Bioscience High School was ranked 4th for Arizona Public High Schools. Information regarding the criteria and methodology are available on the site (link available in full article). "Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly."

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  • One of the Most Amazing High School Campuses in the World

    “High school campuses not only function as important places for students, they often act as gathering points for entire communities. These 30 high school campuses are the crème de la crème, all awe-inspiring and all offering incredible opportunities for the attending students,” said James Arney, chief author and researcher for the list.

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  • NCLB - The Parent's Right to Know Teacher Qualifications

    As a parent/guardian of a Bioscience High School student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher who instructs your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.

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  • Smart Snacks: USDA's Standards for School Snacks

    USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food. Click headline for more info.

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District News

  • Possible Bus Strike

    This message is for students who take the city bus to school.

    There is a possibility of a Phoenix Public Transit Department bus strike that may affect student transportation to and from school, beginning Monday, October 12.  A strike vote is pending as of Friday afternoon, October 9. We urge students and parents to arrange for alternative transportation in the event of a strike. You can get updates on the strike and if bus service will be affected at Valley Metro’s website,, or by calling Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.

    Light rail will not be affected.  The following bus routes would be impacted in the event of a strike: 

    0-Central Ave.; 1-Washington/Jefferson; 7-7th Street; 8-7th Ave.; 10-Roosevelt/32nd Street; 12-12th Street; 15-15th Ave.; 16-16th Street; 19-19th Ave.; 27-27th Ave.; 28-Lower Buckeye; 35-35th Ave.; 39-40th Street North Phoenix; 44-44th St/Tatum; 50-Camelback; 52-Roeser; 60-Bethany Home; 70-Glendale/24th Street; 80-Northern/Shea; 90-Dunlap/Cave Creek; 106-Peoria; 122-Cactus; 138-Thunderbird; 154-Greenway; 170-Bell; 186-Union Hills/Mayo, the SMART (Sunnyslope) and DASH (downtown) circulators and all RAPID commuter routes: Central South Mountain East; Central South Mountain West; I-10 East, I-10 West, I-17 and SR-51.


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  • Our Phoenix Union High School EXPO for 6th 7th and 8th graders is happening on Saturday, November 7, 10 am – 2 pm at Phoenix College! You can meet current students, learn about the many programs, clubs and services offered, see student performances and take advantage of the 1st day to apply to attend for the 2016-17 school year! All students will receive a FREE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK while supplies last! In order to be able to complete the enrollment process, please bring your Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, and Proof of AZ Residency such as a Driver’s License, Utility or Phone bill.

    Visit: for more information in English.

    For Spanish visit:



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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 Apply Today!
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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
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DOuble-Helix Dragon  
512 E. Pierce St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 
602.764.5699 (fax) 
Principal: Dr. DeeDee Falls
Mascot: Double-Helix Dragon
School Colors: Purple and Green
Year School Opened: 2006
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