Prescott High School (Arizona)
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (July 2008)|
|Prescott High School|
|1050 N. Ruth Street
|School district||Prescott Unified School District|
|Enrollment||1,667 (October 1, 2012)|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Website||Prescott High School|
Prescott High School is a public high school located in Yavapai County, Arizona. It is the only high school in the Prescott Unified School District. Historically, Prescott High School drew students from various adjacent school districts, mostly in Prescott Valley (Humboldt Unified School District) and Chino Valley, Arizona (Chino Valley Unified School District), via bussing; those districts later established their own high schools.
Academics and programs
PHS offers a solid academic program, including Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Courses offered include Business & Technology, English, Family & Consumer Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Industrial Technology, Air Force Junior ROTC, Mathematics, PEAK, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education. Students also have the opportunity to participate in athletics, theater, orchestra, choir, band, jazz band, Academic Decathlon, and vocational education programs.
Awards and accreditation
The Arizona Department of Education has awarded Prescott High School the distinguished label of "Excelling School" for the last two years[dated info]. Since 1917, the school has been continuously accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Prescott High School is a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association and is classified in the 4A Conference for schools with an enrollment of 950–1899 students.
FALL sports include Badminton-Girls (Var/JV), Cross Country-Boys / Girls (Var/JV), Golf (Varsity only), Football (Var/JV/Frosh), Swimming-Boys / Girls (Varsity only), and Volleyball-Girls (Var/JV/Frosh).
Prescott High School has a Fine arts program. It consists of:
Art: Art 1–2, Art 3–4, Art 5–6, Art 7–8, Art AP, Sculpture, Adobe photoshop
Drama: Drama 1–2, Methods of Theater, Music Theatre
Drama productions: Drama Productions 1–2, Drama Productions 3–4
Choir: Women's Choir, Chorale, Show Choir
Band: Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Percussion/Guard, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band,
Prescott High School offers three different languages, whose levels combined total 9 classes.
Offered languages: French 1–2, French 3–4, French 5–6, Japanese 1–2, Japanese 3–4, Spanish 1–2, Spanish 3–4, Spanish 5–6, Spanish 1–2 for native speakers
- John Denny, Major League Baseball pitcher 1974-86, won the Cy Young award in 1983
- Jason Pridie, Current MLB player (Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies)
- Nat Russo, fantasy fiction author, Class of 1988
- Brian Stauffer, Award winning illustrator
- Kevin Hendzel, Presidential Hotline Translator, Class of 1976 (US-Russia Direct Communications Link)
- Ken Bennett, Secretary of State of Arizona
- Robert M. Brutinel, Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
- AIA 2012 enrollment figures
- "PHS grad charts with fantasy novel 'Necromancer Awakening'". http://www.prescottaz.com/. Retrieved 2014-07-03. External link in