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Phone: 480-484-7000
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Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm

Desert Mountain High School
12575 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259  
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Nichole Wilfert, Principal
Kris Alexander, Suzanne Carlson,
Danielle Fuchs, Chris Hartmann  APs

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District Announcements
The Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council Still Accepting Applications
The Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council is still accepting applications for the 2014-15 program. To be eligible you must be a sophomore, junior or senior during the program year, you are applying for, as well as either live in Scottsdale or attend a Scottsdale school. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 31st. To apply, please visit https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/education/SMYC/youthapplication

 
SUSD Offers PSAT/NMSQT for All Sophomores and Juniors
On Wednesday, October 29th Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will be offering the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to sophomores and juniors at all five SUSD high schools during the school day.

Sophomores in SUSD high schools will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT at no cost to parents. “By offering the PSAT/NMSQT to all sophomores at no cost, it will provide parents, students and the schools with useful information to identify areas that require more attention for post-secondary goals,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools. “The results of the test will help our students set goals for the next two years and will help increase college and career readiness.” See PSAT/NMSQT
ADE Releases New Achievement Profiles

ADE Label
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
 
Three SUSD Schools Receive Recognition from US News & World Report

US World Report & News evaluated more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college and other factors. Once again, Arcadia, Chaparral and Desert Mountain high schools earned the Silver Award. The Arizona High School list ranked Chaparral 11th, Desert Mountain 22nd and Arcadia 29th. Nationally, Chaparral ranked #826, Desert Mountain #1,348 and Arcadia #1641. To view the complete Arizona list, please visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.



3 SUSD High Schools Named Among Arizona’s Top 50 High Schools by SAT Score

Chaparral, Desert Mountain and Saguaro High Schools were named among Arizona’s Top 50 High Schools by SAT scores. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the statewide ranking is based on 2013 SAT test scores from The College Board, which administers the test nationwide. Chaparral was ranked #17, Desert Mountain #18 and Saguaro #42. Click here to view the list




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