Almost 9,000 Phoenix Union Students Take the U.S. Citizenship Civics Test

Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

Almost 9,000 Phoenix Union students will take the U.S. Citizenship Civics Test, September 14-15.  Most of the test takers will be juniors in their U.S. History classes, and some sophomores taking U.S. History.   Seniors who have not taken or passed the test will also have the opportunity.  This is the third year that this exam is being administered, and its passage is required for high school graduation in Arizona.   Most of the exams will be completed and graded online for the first time.  Students need to score 60% or better on the exam.  No senior failed to graduate as a result of failing this exam last year.  Students can study for the test online.  The students had a few questions that stumped them, including: Who was the U.S. President during WW I?   The answer: Woodrow Wilson.  

Civics Week will culminate with a Naturalization Ceremony, Monday, September 18 at Betty Fairfax High School, presented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.