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     PHHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
  
 
School Hours for 2017-2018
 
 7:55a-2:20p
 
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PHHS Student Orientation will be held on the following dates:
 
Wednesday, August 2nd from 8 - 9:30 am for Freshman and 9:30 to 11:00 am for Seniors
 
Thursday August 3rd from 8 - 9:30 am for Sophomores and 9:30 to 11:00 am for Juniors.
 
Orientation will be held in the gymnasium and cafeteria on both days. Students will be able to receive their student IDs, learn about athletics, student clubs, and  opportunities for community service, receive class schedules, pay all fees and put money on lunch accounts, pre-order yearbooks, and meet teachers and staff.
 
Dress Code will be in effect for all students at orientation. Please contact the front office if you have any questions regarding dress code.
 
Thank you and we are looking forward to a successful new school year at Paradise!
 
 
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April 28, 2017

Dear Paradise Schools Families,

It is an exciting time in the Paradise Schools’ history as the 2017-18 school year will mark the opening of our third and final campus, the much anticipated Paradise Honors Middle School. This campus completion, along with additional improvements at all of our schools, will make Paradise Schools a uniquely comprehensive K-12 charter system.

As with any expansion, there are often bumps along the way. Just like we experienced with the completion of Paradise Honors High School in 2011, the new middle school is also going through some growing pains. Due to extensive building permit delays, our initial construction began much later than intended. Despite our construction crew’s diligent efforts, there appears to be no way to make up enough of the precious time which was lost. The middle school building will not be complete until the start of the second quarter of the school year.

The Paradise Schools’ Leadership Team has thoroughly investigated a number of different solutions which included delayed calendars, evening school sessions, alternate locations, and temporary buildings. Our foremost concern was to offer a solution that would have the least amount of negative impact on our students and families while maintaining academic excellence. To ensure these results, the best solution is to divide our middle school by grade levels and house students on the PEC and PHHS campus for the first quarter. 

Even with the delay to the middle school construction, all schools in the Paradise Schools’ system will start as scheduled August 7th. All 6th and 7th grade students will be attending classes at the very familiar PEC campus, while the 8th grade students will take advantage of one of our newly constructed buildings on the PHHS campus. We are currently finalizing the details. After the completion of this school year, informational meetings will be offered for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade parents. The date and time for these informational meetings will be shared soon. To ensure we provide answers to your questions, please complete the following survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/gOpXy4RhYfkFaDyD2

This is an exciting time for all of us. On behalf of Paradise Schools, I want to thank you for being a valued member of our school community and also for your patience and understanding as we continue to grow. We look forward to our new facilities and a fantastic school year.

Best Regards,

Tim Gonzales

Executive Director 

 
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2017-2018 Inter-School Bus Passes are Available

Bus Passes for the 2017-2018 school year are on sale now in the front office. Forms must be submitted with payment to obtain a seat on the bus and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please note Bus Passes are limited and are not guaranteed.  

Cost for Bus Passes is $325 for the school year and $185 for a semester. Please call PHHS Front Office for additional information regarding cost.
 
Click Here for Bus Schedule and "No Run" Bus Calendar
 
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 Parking Pass Presale for 2017-2018 Incoming Seniors and Junior

Parking passes for the 2017-2018 school year are on sale now in the front office for incoming Seniors and Juniors. Packets must be complete with payment and all required documents.
Please note parking spaces are limited and are not guaranteed.  Cost for parking passes is $100.00 for the school year.
 
Pick up the form in the front office or click here

 

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Information from Prospective Panther Night
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,

We at Paradise Honors High School know you will be making an enormous decision when selecting a high school.  As you select a high school, we encourage you to look at all of your options.  We believe you will find that PHHS offers the highest academics in the area while still allowing students to achieve personal growth and social experiences through our clubs and sports programs.
 
Click Here for the presentation from our Prospective Panther Night.
 
Click Here for enrollment information for the 2017-2018 school year.

 
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Paradise Honors High School earns national recognition as a top school!   

Phoenix Business News High School rankings 

12 News High School rankings

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 **Please see the Events Calendar page for important upcoming dates**
 
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Click here for March/April/May 2017 Newsletter  
 
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Civics Exam
Beginning with the graduating class of 2017 the State of Arizona is requiring students to pass the Civics Exam. Per state requirements, students must pass the 100-question exam with a score of 60% or higher. This exam will be administered using Galileo starting in Economics and Government courses this fall. Should a student not pass the first time, they will be able to retake the exam at a time scheduled by the classroom teacher.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Civics Exam, please contact Jessica Alessio at jalessio@paradiseschools. org.   Civics Exam Requirements
 
 
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PHHS traffic flow changes for pick up
 
Dear Parents,

In order to help move cars from the street and work with the city and the community adjacent to the school, we are changing the afternoon traffic flow for our pick up time.  Attached you will see orange arrows denoting the changes.  

We plan to enact these changes starting on Wednesday, August 17.  We thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and patience during these times.   
 
 
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Status Verification for Reduced Fees for Sports--Important!!

This year we will be implementing a new Status Verification process for determining your student’s potential scholarship discount for various fees such as activity fees, field trip fees, and athletic fees.
To remain in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture Federal Guidelines this process will need to be completed separate from the National School Lunch Program eligibility forms.
Please read the form carefully and be sure to provide the requested documentation.  Click Here for Status Verification Form
You may also see your child’s school office to obtain the Status Verification Form.
  
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Truancy Program
To encourage and improve school attendance, Paradise Schools has implemented a truancy program in partnership with Maricopa County Juvenile Court. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact PHHS at 623-455-7401 Click here for program details.
 
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In order for you student's absence or tardy to be considered excused, please obtain a doctor's/dentist's note or court document.  Click here to review the attendance, tardy and sweep policy taken from the 2016-2017 handbook.
  
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Student Parking:  

Due to the limited amount of parking on campus, it is imperative for all of us to park in the assigned areas as designated by the parking map.  The RED spots are for teachers and the BLUE are for students.  

Failure to comply with parking in the designated spots will result in a Violation Sticker issued.  If the violation is repeated, a loss of parking privileges without a refund will be enacted.  Thank you for your cooperation.


 
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Please check your spam
PHHS has recently sent out several email blasts with important information for you and your family. If you have not received this information, please be sure to check your spam filter and add our third party provider to your address book.  With email being the primary form of communication between PHHS and parents, we want to ensure timely delivery of important information. 

As always, if you have any questions please call the front office or visit our website.  Thank you for your time.
 

 
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