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Phone: 480-484-6800
Fax: 480-484-6801
Attendance: 480-484-6807
Office Hours: 7:00am -3:30pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm

7501 East Virginia Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85257  
Alyssa Tarkington, Principal
David Huffine, Paul Ferrero APs
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Coronado High School Week of August 25th

  • School begins at 7:45. Be on time!   
  • Don Time this week: 2nd Period. On Monday, ALL students report to 2nd period class at 11:25. Students who do not have a second period class on campus, please go to the Library.                               
District Announcements
The Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council Still Accepting Applications
The Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council is still accepting applications for the 2014-15 program. To be eligible you must be a sophomore, junior or senior during the program year, you are applying for, as well as either live in Scottsdale or attend a Scottsdale school. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 31st. To apply, please visit

SUSD Offers PSAT/NMSQT for All Sophomores and Juniors
On Wednesday, October 29th Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will be offering the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to sophomores and juniors at all five SUSD high schools during the school day.

Sophomores in SUSD high schools will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT at no cost to parents. “By offering the PSAT/NMSQT to all sophomores at no cost, it will provide parents, students and the schools with useful information to identify areas that require more attention for post-secondary goals,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools. “The results of the test will help our students set goals for the next two years and will help increase college and career readiness.” See PSAT/NMSQT
ADE Releases New Achievement Profiles

ADE Label
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
Coronado High School Announcements
Parent University - Save the Date!

Scottsdale Unified School District and Community Education are partnering up with Princeton Review this year to hold the 3rd Annual Parent University Project! We would like to personally invite our SUSD families to attend the FREE Parent University Project on Saturday, September 13th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. For event flyer, click here.
Date: Saturday September 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Saguaro High School
Who can attend: Open to district parents, Scottsdale parents, and all parents from the surrounding communities
Cost: FREE
Register by September 1st (spots are limited):
The Parent University Project (PUP) provides parents with research-based knowledge, skills and resources to support their child’s education and increase student achievement. This year PUP will focus more on college and career readiness for all age groups. Free childcare for ages PK-8 will be offered throughout the event by SUSD’s Kids Club program. Children will also have the opportunity to attend free sample enrichment classes that are offered at the elementary schools during the school year. Princeton Review will be sponsoring the event with Keynote speaker, Robert Franek, author of “The 379 Best Colleges”. Robert Franek was recently on the Today Show discussing the best rated colleges for students in 2015,  PUP will also have a college fair for families to gather more information about prospective colleges for their students. We encourage our SUSD families to register and attend the event. It is never too early to be involved and learn what opportunities are available for our student’s future. We welcome all families to come and experience the unlimited benefits of SUSD’s Parent University Project. 

Annual "Birdie for the Band" Golf Tournament

Support Coronado's Band! Tee up for the annual "Birdie for the Band" Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Registration is at 6:30 am and the 'Shotgun' Start is at 7am. Click here for the registration form and more details. For more information, contact
Scottsdale Mayor's Youth Council

The Scottsdale Mayor's Youth Council is accepting applications until August 31st for sophomore, junior, and senior students who are interested in local government and civic responsibility. For more information, please click here
Take the PSAT

To download a copy of the registration form, click here
Coronado Wins 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Coronado High School is proud to announce our selection as a 21st Century Community Learning Center by the Arizona Department of Education. This is a federally funded after school community center which will includes academic intervention and enrichment activities with a broad array of youth development activities. This after school and summer programs are designed to complement the school day program with a focus on helping students meet core standards in academic subjects. The center will  provide open tutoring and strengthen support areas for students, as well as provide a broad array of enrichment activities, including a college & career exploration component. Parents will learn more about this exciting opportunity in the coming weeks, as letters and registration forms will be sent home soon. Stay tuned for more!
Mayor's Constitution Day Contest

Mayor W. "Jim" Lane invites students to participate in his Constitution Day Essay Contest in celebration of this momentous occasion and to promote a good understanding and appreciation of our nation's finest document. Entries must be submitted at any Scottsdale Public Library information desk, at Scottsdale City Hall, or electronically to Rachel Smetana in the mayor's office by 5 p.m. on September 17th. If you have additional questions or need additional information regarding the contest, please contact Rachel Smetana at or 480-312-7977. For more information, please visit
Introduction to Don Time 2014-15

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. Coronado High School is proud to offer daily Don Time as one of our support times for student success. Please take a moment to view this video to learn about Don Time - click here
1st Quarter Don Dollar Drawings

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