Academy of Tucson Schools

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High School


Here are this week's announcements:

TAX CREDIT: Interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Academy of Tucson? Be sure to fill out a Tax Credit Form by the end of this calendar year. All pertinent information is available at http://www.academyoftucson.com/TaxCredit.aspx.     

CALENDAR:

Early Release Day: There will be an Early Release Day on Wednesday, December 4th. The school day will end at 12:15PM. Please have students picked up by 12:30PM.


Finals Schedule: All students are required to be at school on time during Finals Week (Dec  16-19). There will be Early Release Days on December 17-19; school will end at 12:00 PM on those days:

  • Monday, Dec 16 Schedule
    • Period 1: 7:45 AM - 8:35 AM
    • Period 2: 8:40 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Period 3: 9:35 AM - 10:25 AM
    • Period 4: 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
    • Period 5: 11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
    • LUNCH: 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Period 6: 12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
    • Period 7: 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tuesday, Dec 17 Schedule
    • Period 1: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BREAK: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Period 2: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, Dec 18 Schedule
    • Period 3: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BREAK: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Period 4: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
  • Thursday, Dec 19 Schedule
    • Period 5: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BREAK: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Period 6: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:.   


Holiday Concert: The Music Department would like to invite you to our Holiday Concert on December 12th at 7 PM at Christ Church United Methodist. Tickets are $3 at the door. We hope to see you there!

Short Attention Span Theater: The AOT HS Theater department will present SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATER: HOLIDAY EDITION on Friday, December 6, at 3:30 PM at the High School! Students will perform 30 mini-plays in 60 mins! There will be laughter, prizes, improv and a little bit of audience participation in this hour long free event! See you there! 

Chipotle Fundraiser: Here are your dinner plans for January 22nd: Chipotle!!! Mark your calendars to join us for a fundraiser at the Chipotle on 22nd and Harrison from 4 PM- 8 PM on Wednesday 1/22. Show the digital flyer or mention The Academy Adventurers for our travel club to receive 
33% of the sales!
  


ADVISORY/ADMINISTRATION      
PSAT ScoresSophomores and juniors who took the PSAT in October will be able to view their scores on the College Board website on Monday, Dec. 9. Students should be on the lookout for an email from the College Board, or they can access their account on that day to view the scores.

Learn a Latte (about PSAT scores): Ms. Fig is taking over the fabled "Learn a Latte" series! Episode I: Interpreting your student's PSAT scores! Sophomore and junior parents are invited to join Ms. Figueroa on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8 AM in the school office. She will be supplying the coffee and donuts, and you will provide the questions! Please let her know if you will be attending with this quick RSVP form

JTED: Enrollment in JTED courses for the 2020-2021 school year starts Tuesday, January 21! Programs are first come, first served. Visit the JTED website for more details and talk with Ms. Figueroa about your interests!   

FAFSA: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened Oct. 1, at fafsa.gov! Senior parents and students MUST fill out the application (using 2018 tax returns) in order to receive any federal grants or loans for college. Before logging on, go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/ to get your FSA ID. Here is a helpful link from the Department of Education: https://blog.ed.gov/2019/09/7-things-need-fill-2020-21-fafsa-form/
Please email Ms. Figueroa at Lfigueroa@aoths.net if you have any questions!  

FAFSA Update: The FAFSA window is still open for seniors! Our goal this year is to have 100 percent FAFSA participation for our students who are eligible for financial aid! If your family has not completed the FAFSA yet, please email Ms. Figueroa if you need any assistance! If enough families request it, a representative from Pima Community College has offered to help families complete the application.  

Transcript Request Forms: Students in need of an official or unofficial transcript (for college admissions, scholarship applications, job applications, etc.) must fill out a Transcript Request Form and turn it in to Ms. Figueroa. Please allow two school days to fulfill the request. The Transcript Request Form may be found on the high school's website. 


ATHLETICS:

Basketball: Upcoming games:
  • Tues, Dec 3 - V. Duncan, 5:30 PM (G), 7:00 PM (B)
  • Thurs, Dec 5 - @ Baboquivari, 5:30 PM (G), 7:00 PM (B)  
  • Mon, Dec 9 - @Phoenix School for Deaf,  5:30 PM (G), 7:00 PM (B) 
  • Tues, Dec 10 - @Lourdes,  5:30 PM (G), 7:00 PM (B) 
  • Mon, Dec. 16 - @Immaculate Heart,  5:30 PM (G), 7:00 PM (B)    
FUNDRAISERS/DRIVES 

Toy and Sock Drive: NHS will be holding their annual toy and sock drive from December 2nd to December 17th. Please drop off any NEW socks or toy donations to the designated box in your homeroom. All donations will be delivered to the children's hospital at TMC. The winning homeroom will receive free donuts from NHS.  

PAC's No Cost Fundraisers: Join our Facebook Group - “Academy of Tucson High School PAC”  to stay informed of upcoming events and ways to help (volunteer or provide donated goods).
  • Amazon Order = Donation! How do I shop at Amazon Smile? Simply go to smile.amazon.com to order as normal. It is the charity link of amazon.com (same prices).
     
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select Academy of Tucson under charitable organization for the school to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
  • Fry's Community Rewards: Go to https://www.frysfood.com/to pic/new-community-rewards-prog ram and link your VIP card to Academy of Tucson High School. Earn $ for our school every time you shop and use your V.I.P. Card!.
  • Coke Rewards for Schools: Enter the code from lid caps and 12 pack box at https://us.coca-cola.com/gi ve/schools/ and donate your points to Academy of Tucson High School. Points donated will be converted to cash, and AOTHS will receive a quarterly payment. Includes Coke/Sprite/Powerade/Dasani etc. See website for complete list.
      
Weekly Breakfast: A variety of AOTHS clubs sell breakfast items before school (and sometimes lunch) throughout the week to raise money for their causes. Bring a dollar or two, get a snack, and help our clubs succeed!

Monday: Music Muffins
Wednesday: NHS - Doughnuts & Poptarts
Thursday: Academy Adventurers- Strange Adventures Cafe
Friday: Jr. Civitan Sales

CLUBS:
Monday:
Men's Ensemble: Lunch, Rm. 201
Engineering Club: After School, Rm 303
Mindfulness Club: After School, Rm 202
Academy Adventurers: Lunch, Rm. 301  

Tuesday:
National Honor Society: Lunch, Rm 302
Dungeon Busters: After School, Rm. 301 

Wednesday: 
Video Game Club/3D Printing: After School, Rm. 301
Junior Civitan: Lunch, Rm. 301 (Last Weds of the month)

Thursday:
Women's Pop Ensemble: Lunch, Rm. 201
Fellowship of Christian Students: Lunch, Rm. 301
Classic Film Club: After School, Rm. 203
Reader's Union: After School, Rm 305

Friday:
Creative Writing: Lunch, Rm. 304
Anime Club: After School, Conference Room
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“When one teaches, two learn.” - Robert Half

School Info.

Wendi Allardice
Wendi Allardice M.Ed
High School Principal
Jennifer Dool
Jennifer Dool
Office Manager
10720 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85748
 
Phone: 520.733.0096
Fax: 520.733.0097
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No Cost Fundraiser -
Amazon Smiles 
Simply go to smile.amazon.com to
order as normal. This is the charity link of amazon.com. On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com,
you need to select Academy of Tucson under charitable organizations
for the school to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you
make at smile.amazon.com will result
in a donation!