Academy of Tucson Schools

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Here are this week's announcements:


Grading Day: Due to Grading Day, there will be no school this Friday, October 4th!

Fall Break:  There will be no school October 7th to the 11th. Enjoy your Fall Break!


Dress Down Day: Thursday, October 3rd, will be a Dress Down Day! Students may attend school wearing jeans or a non-AOT shirt for a small donation. 

Jeans - $2, Non-AOT Shirt: $1

Dress Code will be still be enforced:

No sagging/over-sized pants

No inappropriate language, graphics, patches, logos, etc

Shorts/skirts must be to the top of the knee of longer

Tops must have sleeves and cover appropriately

Clothing in good repair (no holes, tears, etc.)

Fall Fun in the Dark: Come join Student Council in our newest event, “Fall Fun in the Dark”, on October 18th from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM for a night of fun and socializing. This fall festival will feature food, games (both giant and small), a costume contest and “Glo-Zone”, a glow in the dark themed event! "Glo-Zone" will include a neon-themed costume contest, glow in the dark dancing, glowing checkers, glowing tic tac toe, and a bean bag toss. Admission is only $5! 

Socktoberfest: Jr. Civitan will be participating in YOTO's 2019 Socktoberfest.  We will be collecting new socks for teens in YOTO from 15 SEP to 3 OCT.  Each classroom will get a box in which to collect these socks.  The top two classrooms will get goodies (pastries or cookies).  

Blood Drive: Participate in the upcoming Blood Drive for NHS! The Blood Drive is on Tuesday, October 15! Get your form from Mr. P!  

Academy Adventurers :  Calling all Adventurers! The Academy Adventurers invite new members to hear about our upcoming travel opportunities! We'll explore Europe in the summers of 2020 and 2021 and we have an East Coast tour during Spring Break in 2021! Please contact Ms. Westbrock or Ms. Figueroa for trip information.  Bon voyage!  Buen viaje!  Safe travels!   

Senior Photos/QuotesTime to get your pictures to Mrs. Dikinis - DUE October 31st, 2019. Your choice- by email (save as a jpeg) or as a physical copy. Remember- the picture is to showcase you. The lighting is important. Please have it be appropriate for school. 

Also, do not miss your chance to have a quote in by your picture. It needs to be school appropriate.

Dedication space is available- $35 for a quarter page and $70 for a half page. Payment reserves the space (sooner the better) and having the picture(s) and text by February 14th, 2020 to Mrs. Dikinis. Full page dedication space is now available for $140.

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. 

ASU/NAU Trip: Juniors and seniors who are interested in attending the campus visits to Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University on Nov. 22-23 should pick up a permission slip from Ms. Figueroa's office! You will need to turn in your permission slip and register online by October 3.

Career Fairs: Visit Ms. Figueroa's Google Classroom for information on two upcoming career fairs! View the posts and email Ms. Figueroa if you are interested in attending.   

U of A Art School: Contact Ms. Figueroa if you are interested in touring the University of Arizona School of Art! 

FAFSA Fiesta: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens TODAY,  Oct. 1, at! All seniors  will be starting the application in their Government/Econ class today! 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 to get your FSA ID. Every parent AND student must have an ID. Here is a helpful link from the Department of Education:
Please email Ms. Figueroa at if you have any questions!  

PSAT: All sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Practice guides were distributed last month. Students may also receive free test prep on Khan Academy ( Students should use their student guide or Khan Academy to prepare for the test! 

All seniors will meet with Herff Jones rep on Wednesday, Oct 16. for graduation materials!

Tucson College Night: Over 200 colleges will be represented at Tucson College Night on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center. Admission and parking are FREE! For more information: visit  or call 520-225-6211


Volleyball: Upcoming games:
  • Tues, Oct 1 - @ Valley Union, 5:00 PM (V), 6:000 PM (JV)
  • Wed, Oct 2 - @ Immaculate Heart, 4:00 PM (JV), 5:00 PM (V)
  • Tues, Oct 15 - @ Tohono O'Odham, 6:00 PM (V)
  • Tues, Oct 22 - V. St. David, 4:00 PM (JV), 5:00 PM (V)
Soccer: Upcoming games:
  • Tues, Oct 1 - @ Desert Christian, 4:00 PM
  • Wed, Oct 2 - @ Patagonia, 4:00 PM
  • Mon, Oct 14 - @ Leading Edge, 4:00 PM
  • Thur, Oct 17 - V. Benson, 4:00 PM  


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 to order as normal. It is the charity link of (same prices).
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile, 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 will result in a donation.
  • Fry's Community Rewards: Go 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 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
Friday: Jr. Civitan Sales

Men's Ensemble: Lunch, Rm. 201
Engineering Club: After School, Rm 303
Mindfulness Club: After School, Rm 202

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

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

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

Creative Writing: Lunch, Rm. 304
Academy Adventurers: After School, Rm. 301
“Let your mind alone, and see what happens” - Virgil Thomson  

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 to
order as normal. This is the charity link of On your first visit to AmazonSmile,
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 will result
in a donation!