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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase

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Leadership / Community Opportunities



Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is an organization dedicated to "training and nurturing the young leaders of tomorrow." HOBY’s state seminar program allows high school sophomores to explore their potential and develop into effective leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community. Seminars take place annually for 3-4 days between April and June. 

For more information about HOBY please visit:

Boys/Girls State

Boys/Girls State is a summer leadership opportunity sponsored by the American Legion. The candidates are high school juniors with an interest in government/politics who demonstrate leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty, and service in their schools and community. During the one-week program, participants learn about the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens through activities such as mock trials and legislative sessions. 

For more information about Arizona Boys State please visit:

For more information about Arizona Girls State please visit:


The 2021 KEYS Research Internship will provide interns with a virtual research experience for 7 weeks during the summer. UArizona faculty will be paired with motivated Arizona high school students, who have a strong interest in contributing to interdisciplinary bioscience research using data science skills and techniques.
*Program dates: June 7 - July 23, 2021

Applications available online at:
*Deadline is December 6, 2020

Internship Requirements:

16 years of age or older on the first day of the program (June 7, 2021)

US citizenship or legal Arizona residency

High school GPA of at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 grading scale recommended

Chemistry and Biology recommended

Click here for the KEYS program flyer.
Click here for the KEYS recruitment video.

Pima County Teen Court Volunteer

Teen Court was developed in order to improve recidivism for minor offenses amongst middle and high school students. The program aims for constructive consequences.   Teen volunteer positions include jury, clerk/bailiff, or teen attorney.

For more information about Pima County Teen Court please visit:

Arizona Governor's Youth Commission

"The GYC is composed of high school students who represent their peers from all the 15 counties of Arizona. The Commission provides recommendations to the Governor on the greatest challenges facing youth in Arizona and addresses these challenges through impactful community projects throughout the state. This is a unique opportunity to empower students to make a positive difference in their communities. Last year’s GYC focused their projects on minimizing accidents caused by distracted driving, raising awareness of the importance of literacy, educating peers on the dangers of human trafficking, encouraging mindful decision making on drug and alcohol abuse, and working to prevent teen dating violence."


For more information visit:

Youth Advisory Council / Tucson Teen Congress

The Youth Advisory Council members engage in activities which foster leadership, civic engagement and advocacy. Examples include meetings with local elected officials and community leaders, youth advocacy and student voter registration project, Civic Engagement Day at the State Capitol in Phoenix, Youth and Peace Conference, and Youth Leadership Conference & Career Fair 

There is also an Annual Teen Town Hall, which offers an opportunity to discuss important issues and for community leaders to hear what is taking place in schools, neighborhoods, and communities. 


Learn more or apply at:

Additional Leadership Opportunities

Please see the bulletin board across from the Counseling Office (downstairs in House 1) or check with your Counselor for additional summer programs and/or leadership opportunities. 


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