Frequently Asked Questions

  • If my student must be absent, what is the absence procedure?

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    Successful completion of course work is two fold: the student must meet academic standards and exhibit consistent attendance. Consistent attendance is defined as fewer than five absences in any class during a semester. However, if a student is absent, parents are encouraged to call in, but should realize that a phone call does not absolve the student of the responsibility to make up the absence once the absences exceed five. We encourage parents to reinforce with their student the importance of attending all of their classes. There is no substitution for actual classroom attendance. Lectures, exercises, academic activities, tests, student discussions, media presentations, lab work, and teacher assistance are each vital to academic success and learning. To see a full list of excused and unexcused absences, please review the stuent handbook. 

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  • What is the school's tardy policy?

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    Any student who is not inside the classroom or present at the designated class area when the bell rings is considered tardy, regardless of cause. 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.

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  • Can my student leave campus during the school day?

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    Our school has a closed campus. If you student needs to leave campus during the school day, he or she 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 the exceptions.

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  • What is the "Learning Center"?

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    The Learning Center is an alternate means of earning high school credit. Students may take classes to supplement the work they are doing on their home campus. Students who are not attending school may take courses to complete diploma requirements. The Learning Center is an open entry/open exit program. The program strives to motivate students to succeed and encourages them to complete high school graduation requirements. Students who decide to work for credit through the Learning Center may enroll at any time. The work for each course is given to the student in a packet. Much of the work can be completed independently at home, although some assignments and all tests are taken at the Learning Center. Students are welcome to come to the Learning Center for assistance or to work on their course(s).

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  • How often can I expect to receive a report card?

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    We will mail progress report cards home at the end of each marking period so that parents and students may monitor grades, school attendance, and eligibility for extra-curricular activities. Third and sixth report cards indicate semester grades while all other cards are six-week progress reports.

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  • Is there a campus bookstore?

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    Yes. There is a bookstore on campus. Students may pay fees and purchase school items during business hours of 7:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. All students will be issued books without charge. Parent(s)/student(s) will be charged for lost or damaged books regardless of the circumstances. Students must pay all fees owed to the bookstore before they can participate in extra-curricular activities, dances, privilege activities, pre-registration, and the graduation ceremony. The school is not responsible for items stolen or damaged on campus, including vehicles or property in vehicles. The owner assumes all risks for vehicles and personal property brought to school.

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  • Are there any charges for class materials?

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    Course costs vary, depending on fees and materials used by students. The costs of individual projects will be the responsibility of each student. Our school operates a nonprofit bookstore for the convenience of the students and carries most instructional materials and supplies. Required textbooks and related printed subject matter materials are furnished for all pupils according to state law. Students are responsible for replacement costs of lost or damaged textbooks/materials.

    Additional Fees:

    • ID Card: $5.90 per year and an Extra Curricular Activity Fee: 10 per year ($6.00 Total)
    • Athletic Pass: $15.00 per year (optional)
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  • Are meals available to my student?

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    Our school cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily. Qualifying students may receive free or reduced price lunches. Students who qualify for the free lunch program also qualify for free breakfast. If you would like to apply for your high school student to receive a free or reduced lunch meal card, please pick up an application at registration in August or at your student's school cafeteria or at the District Food Services Office. Visit our Menus page to see what is being served each day, make online payments, or to review meal prices.

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  • Is there bus service to the school?

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    Bus transportation is provided for students who live more than 2 miles from school. Students must present their I.D. to board the bus and must comply with all regulations. Failure to comply may result in loss of bus privileges. Transportation services will be provided to students with disabilities if transportation services are required in the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). If you have any questions/comments, please call (928) 502-8840.. To review the bus rules, visit the transportation page on the YUHSD website. 

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  • Are student lockers provided?

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    Yes, lockers are available. Student lockers are school property and remain under the control of the school. The school reserves the right to open any locker for reasonable cause. Students should protect their property by keeping the locker locked and guarding the combination. Under no circumstances should money or valuables be kept in the locker. Students who share a locker with another student compromise the security of the locker. The school is not responsible for items stolen or damaged on campus. The owner assumes all risks for books and personal property brought to school.

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  • Can my student bring a cell phone to school?

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    Yes, students may possess cell phones on school district property and at school sponsored activities. However, they may NOT turn on or use their cell phones on school grounds until the end of the official instructional day. It is students' responsibility to ensure that their cell phones are turned off and out of sight during the instructional day. Any student who violates the above rules is subject to disciplinary action according to the student code of conduct. The school is NOT responsible for items stolen or damaged on campus. The owner assumes all risks for cell phones and personal property brought to school.

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  • Are visitors allowed on campus?

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    For the safety of students and staff, district policy does not permit visitors to high school campuses during the school day under most circumstances. Parents, of course, are always welcome on campus, but are encouraged to make appointments when attempting to visit teachers during the school day. All visitors, parents included, 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, nor should they bring younger children to school except for approved school programs. Visitor passes will normally be issued only to those persons known by the administration. Visitor passes will not be issued during final examinations. Administrators may refuse anyone a visitor pass. Any person found on school grounds without permission will be considered a trespasser and subject to immediate arrest.

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  • Can my child park on campus?

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    Yes, your child may park on campus. A school-issued parking sticker is required to park on campus during the school day for all students. We reserve the right to revoke these privileges if any student fails to adhere to campus driving and parking regulations. Student parking in the north lot on 18th Street and in the south lot on 20th Street is open to all students with valid parking stickers on their vehicles. A copy of the campus-parking regulations is given out when the student applies for a campus-parking sticker. Student vehicles that do not have stickers must be parked in legal parking off campus.

    Students must provide all of the following in order to receive a parking sticker:

    1. A current student ID
    2. A valid Arizona driver's license
    3. A copy of the current Arizona vehicle registration
    4. Proof of insurance meeting at least minimum Arizona requirements

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  • What is required in order to graduate?

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    Twenty-two credits are required for graduation. Thirteen and one-half required credits must be core academic classes with the remaining eight and one-half credits being elective courses. Please see the student handbook for more specific information regarding requirements for graduation as well as the academic requirements for admittance into Arizona State Universities.

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  • Where can I find information about other programs available to my student?

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    Information about the gifted program, special education, Title I, English learner program, migrant services, and summer school is available in the Kofa High School counseling office.

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  • Is there any other way to earn high school credit?

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    Yes. Yuma Union High School District offers three alternate means of earning high school credit:

    • Learning Center
    • Vista School
    • Continuation School

    For detailed information about each of these programs, please see the student handbook.

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