Frequently Asked Questions
What courses are offered at the various Yuma Union Schools?
For a complete description of the courses we offer you can download a copy of our Course Description Handbook which you can find under the Welcome tab above.
What are the graduation requirements?
Twenty-two credits are required for graduation and students must be enrolled in six classes for credit to be awarded. For a complete breakdown by class, review the Course Description Handbook which you can find under the Students tab above. Also, by mandate of the State of Arizona, beginning with the graduation class of 2006, students must pass the AIMS Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests in order to receive a diploma.
Are visitors allowed on the high school campuses?
For the safety of students and staff, district policy does not permit visitors on high school campuses during the school day under most circumstances. However, parents are always welcome on campus, but are encouraged to make appointments when attempting to visit teachers during the schools day. All visitors, including parents, are required to report to the administrative offices to obtain a visitor pass before entering the campus area. Students should not invite friends or relatives to visit on campus.
What is the district dress policy?
Our district encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students should dress in a manner that, in addition to the attached 10 rules, takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, healthy, and welfare of themselves and others. Students and parents should review The 10 Rules of Dress for Yuma Union School District.
What are district attendance policies?
There is no substitute for actual class attendance. Lectures, exercises, academic activities, tests, student discussions, media presentations, lab work, and teacher assistance are each vital to academic success and learning. Successful completion of course work in Yuma Union High School District is two fold: the student must meet academic requirements and exhibit consistent attendance. Consistent attendance is defined as fewer than five absences in any class during a semester. For a full description of attendance policies and procedures, including what constitutes excused or unexcused absences, please see the attendance section in the Student/Parent Handbook which can be found linked on the left side of this page.
What if a student must leave campus?
All Yuma Union High School District campuses are closed campuses. Any student leaving campus during the school day must check out through the attendance office. Permission from parents will normally be required. Work-study situations, school activities, senior early-outs or other previously approved departures from campus are exceptions.
What is the tardy policy for high school students?
Students who are not inside the classroom or present at the designated class area when the bell rings, are considered tardy, regardless of the cause. Various techniques, to include (but not limited to) tardy sweeps, detentions, and suspension will be employed to minimize the number of students tardy to class. Time has been built into the bell schedule to allow students ample time to pass to their next classroom site from any point on each campus within the designated passing period.
What are the eligibility standards for AIA sponsor?
Marking period grades will be used to determine eligibility. Students determined to be academically ineligible at the end of a grading period shall remain ineligible until the requirements of eligibility are met. The minimum ineligibility period is one full calendar week while school is in session (Monday through Sunday). Following the one week of ineligibility, ineligible students shall be checked weekly for academic progress and shall become eligible the following Monday upon passing all classes. Students who are ineligible will be strongly encouraged to attend academic support programs.
For students pending ineligibility or declared ineligible, the district will provide educational support services which may include additional teacher assistance, counselor assistance, athletic study hall, before- and after-school study hall, honor society tutoring services, volunteer peer tutors, and/or utilization of Saturday School.
What are the admission requirements to four-year colleges for enrollment?
Students must have at least one of the following prior to being admitted without conditions:
- Unweighted 3.0 GPA
- Class rank in the top 25% of their class
- Minimum ACT composite score of 22
- Minimum SAT I combed score of 1040
What are the admission requirements to attend community colleges?
Anyone 18 years or older may attend the community colleges (only high school graduates or GED recipients qualify for financial aid).