Cholla High Magnet School
|Cholla High Magnet School|
|2001 West Starr Pass Boulevard
United States 85713
|Type||Public secondary (U.S.)|
|Oversight||Tucson Unified School District|
|Enrollment||1,611 (October 1, 2012)|
|Color(s)||Orange and navy blue|
Cholla High School (also known as Cholla High Magnet School) is a public high school, located on the West Side of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Cholla is a magnet high school (drawing students from the entire district) in the Tucson Unified School District and serves over 1,700 students, grades 9-12. The school name originates from the cholla cactus, which is prominent throughout Tucson and Arizona. The school mascot is the Charger (a medieval war horse) and the school colors are orange and navy blue.
Opened in 1969 on the west side of Tucson, Cholla High Magnet School has become widely known as the high school that former San Antonio Spurs Sean Elliott attended before enrolling at the University of Arizona. The school's gymnasium has since been renamed the "Sean Elliott Gymnasium", and Elliott's high school jerseys grace the walls.
The Cholla mission statement encompasses six areas: Challenge ourselves; honor each other; open doors to opportunity; be lifelong learners; learn appropriate social skills; and achieve personal goals.
Cholla's magnet specialties/academic themes include The Global Village (an intercultural / international and law-related studies program), an English Language development program, parent support groups, social workers, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, honors programs, career counseling, student assistance programs, International Baccalaureate (biology, chemistry, math, history, English, Spanish, German art, drama), Advanced Placement (biology, chemistry, physics, American government, calculus, Spanish, English), English honors programs, the QUICC Program (Quality Instruction in a Continuous Curriculum), ASSIST Program, music theory, folklorico, mariachi programs and ethnic studies programs.
Cholla presently competes in the 4A Sonoran Conference, Division I.
Lual Magot: Current Tohono O'Odham Community Basketball player
- Sean Elliott (1986): former professional NBA basketball player
- Vance Johnson: former NFL football star for the Denver Broncos
- Ajak Magot: Former Idaho State basketball player and current professional player for Arino Basket Termoli Italy
- Mel Stocker: former MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers)
- David Tineo: artist, teacher, political activist