Cholla High Magnet School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cholla High Magnet School
2001 West Starr Pass Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona,
United States 85713
Coordinates 32°12′21″N 111°00′37″W / 32.205764°N 111.010389°W / 32.205764; -111.010389Coordinates: 32°12′21″N 111°00′37″W / 32.205764°N 111.010389°W / 32.205764; -111.010389
Type Public secondary (U.S.)
Established 1969
Oversight Tucson Unified School District
Principal Frank Armenta
Faculty 100[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,611 (October 1, 2012)[2]
Campus Urban
Color(s) Orange and navy blue
Mascot Charger
Yearbook Impact

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.

School history[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]


Cholla presently competes in the 4A Sonoran Conference, Division I.

Notable alumni[edit]

Lual Magot: Current Tohono O'Odham Community Basketball player


External links[edit]