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NHS Virtual Graduation 2020

Letter for High School Graduates
June 1, 2020
Dear High School Graduate,
Congratulations on your accomplishments in completing your requirements for your high school diploma during this unprecedented time in our state, country and the world. You should be proud of your accomplishments, and we wish you the best of success in the next part of your educational journey.
For those of you who are university ready, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are ready for you!
As a member of the Arizona Board of Regents, I have asked our three state university presidents to join me in this communication and to work with you, especially those of you who are university ready and have not yet made or finalized your university plans. We offer a unified commitment to work with you and your family members to ensure your next step in learning continues this fall as a degree-seeking student at one of our three great public universities.
It is not too late to begin planning for your university education now by taking the following next steps during the months of June and July. 
  • Starting or completing your application for admission
  • Sending your final high school transcript
  • Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • Pursuing financial assistance and scholarship options
  • Registering for fall semester classes and discussing your various living options 
Our three public universities are here to help you, in any way possible, to take that next step and begin your undergraduate education this fall.
Our university experiences as students were transformative in our personal and professional lives. That is why, as the leaders of Arizona’s three public universities and the state’s education system, we are encouraging you to continue your education journey at either ASU, NAU or UArizona this fall.
Our university admission teams stand ready to serve you as you explore your educational options now that you have completed your high school education. For those pursuing a degree or certification through a community college, please inquire directly with their admissions office to support your transition.
Again, congratulations on your accomplishments and best wishes with your next venture.
Kathy Hoffman
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Arizona Department of Education
Larry E. Penley
Arizona Board of Regents
Michael M. Crow
Arizona State University
Rita Hartung Cheng 
Northern Arizona University
Robert C. Robbins
University of Arizona

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Welcome to the home of the Apaches. We are a Performing Plus School in the Nogales Unified School District in southern Arizona, just a stone’s throw from the Mexico border. Serving nearly 2,000 students, we have great honor in the history of our school, and it shows in all that we do. Our students are active and involved, and our teachers go out of their way to ensure every student’s success. Please spend some time getting to know our school, and let us show you our Apache pride!

We are proud of our school, our students, our Performing Plus status, and our current academic results and success. Academic achievement at Nogales High School is EXPECTED. All students will be held accountable for their academic progress and individual student behavior. Rules and procedures matter, and they will be followed and respected.

It is your responsibility as NHS students to set goals, follow through with individual responsibilities, and do your very best every day as Apaches. Good character, a positive attitude, and individual self respect starts with you. Make the best of what NHS has to offer.

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.”  - Coach John Wooden


Be proud to be an APACHE!



Dear Apache Nation

I want to welcome you to Nogales High School!   I am thrilled that you have taken time to review the website and find out more about what Nogales High School can offer you.

As a student at Nogales High School you will be encouraged to achieve your highest potential.  At NHS we have “High Expectations” this message will come from teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, and even fellow students. As a result, our goal is to ensure that the resources you need to reach individual goals and objectives are provided each day.  However, a successful high school career requires discipline, organization, focus and commitment.

At NHS, we look forward to providing every student a rigorous academic schedule that fulfills individual needs, in conjunction with opportunity to focus on a career path, through our outstanding CTE programs.  Whether you're new to Nogales High School, or a senior eager to graduate on May 22, 2020, we want you to know that our entire staff is prepared and willing to provide all the knowledge and experiences you will need for college, career or military opportunities. Know that when you leave Nogales High School with your high school diploma, you will also leave knowing you possess the 21st Century skills that will make you immediately marketable, immediately employable, and immediately desirable to college admissions officers and industry professionals alike. 

At NHS we also provide numerous extra/co-curricular activities, including a variety of athletic programs, music programs, academic clubs and service organizations.  NHS is the proud home of Champions most recently the 2017 & 2018 4A State Baseball Champions, and the 2019 AIA and National Cheerleading Champions.  Our FBLA program is a perennially top team in the state and nation and we are the proud home of the internationally renowned “Mariachi Apache”.  

As the new principal at NHS I invite you to come and visit, take in a game, a concert or a play.  I encourage the entire community to be involved in the education of our outstanding students.  If at any time you would like to meet with myself or any of our administrators, please feel free to contact the front office at (520)377-2021. 


“Achieving Excellence Together”


Tim Colgate, Principal



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