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. All pertinent information is available at http://www.academyoftucson.com/TaxCredit.aspx.     

CALENDAR:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: There will be no school on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  


UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:.   


Open House: Open House at all three schools begins tonight (1/14) at 4:00 PM and goes until 6:00 PM. Future Open House nights include February 4th, March 3rd, April 7th, and May 5th; all Open House nights begin at 4:00 PM.   

Winter Formal: Come join us for our Japanese Garden Winter Formal on January 17, 2020 at the Randolph Golf Course Copper Room from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM! Tickets are currently $30. See everyone there!


ADVISORY/ADMINISTRATION      
UA Campus Visit: Juniors and seniors may sign up to visit The University of Arizona on Thursday, Jan. 30. Signed permission slips must be returned by Friday, Jan. 17. Spots are limited, so students who wish to attend should not delay! Details about the trip are included on the permission slip (found in the front office or on Google Classroom). Questions about the trip should be directed to Ms. Figueroa. 

Parent Chaperones Needed: If you are a parent of a junior or senior attending the field trip to The University of Arizona on Thursday, Jan. 30, please let Ms. Figueroa (Lfigueroa@aoths.net) know if you are available to drive and chaperone the trip. The more parent involvement we have, the more students who may attend!

PSAT ScoresSophomores and juniors who took the PSAT in October are able to view their scores on the College Board website. Students should check an email from the College Board, or they can access their account on that day to view the scores.  

Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP): For parents new to our school: You may notice a grade for the "ECAP" in your student's English class each quarter. Students are required (for graduation) to work on a portfolio to plan for college or a career after high school. Ms. Figueroa facilitates the portfolio and activities. Please contact her at Lfigueroa@aoths.net if you have any questions.    

JTED: Enrollment in JTED courses for the 2020-2021 school year starts Tuesday, January 21! Programs are first come, first served. A JTED representative will be on campus next Tuesday. Students should visit Ms. Fig's Google Classroom page to read more about the JTED campus visit. Visit the JTED website for more details and talk with Ms. Figueroa about your interests!   

Future Planning Workshop: Next Tuesday, 1/14, we will have a "FUTURE PLANNING WORKSHOP" for all students before the end of the school day. The workshop will consist of two 30-minute topic sessions hosted by professionals in the community. The topics are: JTED, College Applications, Financial Literacy, Interview Skills and University of Arizona admissions. Students should  fill out the short survey on Google Classroom so that Ms. Figueroa can connect them with the topics they're most interested in. For students who do not respond, Ms. Fig will choose the topic sessions for you :-) Seniors who leave school before 7th period are still welcome to attend the workshops! Just fill out the survey.

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. The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA at most colleges is March 1. 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 Goal: 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:
  • Wed, Jan 15 - @St. David,  5:30 PM (G), 7:00 PM (B)
  • Thurs, Jan 16 - V. San Simon, 2:30 PM (G)
  • Tues, Jan 21 - @Immaculate Heart,  5:30 PM (G), 7:00 PM (B)             
FUNDRAISERS/DRIVES 


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!
 

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
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” - Carol Burnett

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!