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Phone: 480-484-6800
Fax: 480-484-6801
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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: 5th Period.  Students who have a 5th period class will return to 5th period class until 11:50.
  • Students who have not 5th and 6th hour may leave campus at 11:25. They do not need stickers!                              
District Announcements
Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson's September Letter

Dear Scottsdale Unified School District Family,

The 2014-15 school year is off to a great start! It is hard to believe that we are already done with our first month of school. During the first few days of school, I was able to visit every school in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD). Great things are going on in our classrooms – thank you all for a positive start to the new school year. Additionally, members of my Leadership Team visited campuses to help ensure an excellent beginning. It is great to see everyone working together on behalf of students. 
See the September Letter.
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
Coronado Hosts its 23rd Annual Minds in Motion Event

Coronado High School will host its 23rd Annual Minds in Motion event at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 22nd in the Auditorium. This event honors students of Coronado High School for their academic achievement and scholastic excellence. This year, 126 students will be honored. Students who met the establish criteria during the previous school year will be honored at this year’s ceremony. The primary criteria is an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. Students must have also attended Coronado full-time during the previous school year and have earned C or better grades in all classes. See Minds in Motion
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
Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion is a program designed to honor the students of Coronado High School for their academic achievement and scholastic excellence.  We recognize students who meet the established academic criteria for the previous school year at our annual Minds in Motion Scholastic Awards Ceremony. This Coronado High School tradition will be celebrating its 23rd event on September 22, 2014 in our auditorium at 6:00 p.m.
This year 119 students will be honored.  The primary criterion is an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above.  Students must also have attended Coronado full time during the previous school year and have earned a C or better in all classes.  There are six levels of awards depending on the student’s GPA.  Invitees include SUSD Superintendent, Governing Board members, executive directors, complex principals and other community dignitaries.
At the close of the ceremony we hold a prize drawing made possible by donations from Coronado Foundation for the Future, Coronado’s Boosters and PACE, Coronado staff and clubs, and various community businesses. Several lucky students receive cash prizes and other gifts.
College Information Night

Coronado’s College Information Night
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Junior and Senior Naviance Tasks
Scottsdale Community College/Maricopa County Community College District Program Offerings
Scholarship Applications
Juniors, seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to this program where they will have an opportunity to attend two workshops of their choice.  All four workshop topics will be offered during both workshop sessions as follows:
Welcome - 6:00 to 6:15 p.m.
Workshop Session 1 - 6:20 to 6:50 p.m
Workshop Session 2 - 6:55 to 7:25 p.m. 
Thank You Albertson's!

Thank you to Albertson's for their generous donation to Coronado High School. Pictured here at the Thomas Rd. Store Grand Re-opening on  September 10th, 2014 are Store Director, Tim Chacon, CHS Principal Ms. Tarkington, and Coronado HS Student Body Vice President, Anthony Romero. 

CHS Student Honored by SUSD Foundation

Congratulations to Coronado High School’s Allyson Alvarez who was named to the 2014 Hall of Excellence at the Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation’s “Quest for the Best Gala.” Allyson was honored as the “Athletics Student” for lettering in four different sports (basketball, softball, volleyball, and cheer) and serving as captain for softball, basketball, and volleyball. Along with Allyson and other students, Scottsdale graduates Vice President Dan Quayle (Scottsdale High School) and Olympian Dr. Michele Mitchell (Arcadia High School) were inducted into the Hall of Fame “Quest for the Best” gala which took place on September 6, 2014. 

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Scottsdale Teen Employment Symposium is Coming!

The next Scottsdale Teen Employment Symposium is coming over Fall Break, Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Symposium will be located at Scottsdale Community College this year!!
This will be 2 fun-filled days of interactive workforce development workshops, activities, food and prizes for Scottsdale teens 14-18 years old.
Teens will be immersed in job search techniques, workforce skills, social media management and college/career exploration. As a special reward for participation, Symposium teens will attend our Symposium Job Fair to interact with hiring employers, internship and volunteer programs. Teens will also receive a mock interview from a local Scottsdale professional.
To qualify teens must either live in Scottsdale or attend a Scottsdale school and be able to attend both days of the event. Registration will open online Monday, September 1, 2014.
The Event is FREE!  Teens, parents and others can sign up here to get 2014 Symposium updates

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To download a copy of the registration form, click here
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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