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Academic/Athletic Department

At Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District, we offer our students a top level academic program. SCVUHS students experience classes that are based on the Arizona Academic Standards. Detailed sets of standards cover reading, writing, mathematics, science, and others. Courses that incorporate the state standards are more rigorous and demanding of students. They are designed to prepare students for the challenges they’ll face in college and careers.

We expect a mastery of academic skills. Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance by earning a C (70%) or above in each class to receive credit.

90% or above
80% --89%
70% --79%
69% --60%
59% or below
Grade A
Grade B
Grade C
Grade D
No Credit (NC)

For more information about Santa Cruz Valley Union High School Academics, including graduation requirements, dual credit, early graduation, or guidance counseling, please contact Frank Jimenez at (520) 466-2211

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from SCVUHS and receive a SCVUHSD diploma, a student must complete 22 credits of study:

Courses Required Credits
English 4
Mathematics* 4
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Fine Arts or CTE 1
SSR/AIMS Tutoring 2
Electives 5
Total 22
*Starts with the Class of 2013  

Set your sights even higher if you plan to attend a University in the State of Arizona:


Arizona University Requirements Credits
English 4
Mathematics (Algebra and above) 4
Science (Laboratory) 3
American/Arizona History 1
US/AZ Government and Free Enterprise 1
Fine Arts 1
Foreign Language 2