Chaparral High School Home Page

Phone: 480-484-6500
Fax: 480-484-6501
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm

Chaparral High School 
6935 E. Gold Dust Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 
Gayle Holland, Principal
Grace Stombres, Katie O'Boyle,
Mark Haugen, Tom Eubanks AP's 

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District Announcements
SUSD to Host PBIS Film Festival

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will host a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) Film Festival from 5-7 p.m. on April 30 at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave. Scottsdale 85257. See PBIS Film Festival
Firebird Announcements

All seniors must complete an on-line Senior Survey regarding post-graduation plans. The survey is located in Naviance under the "About Me" tab. This link will take you to Naviance, log in using your student ID and your 8 digit birthday (mm/dd/yyyy). Look on the left hand side of the screen under “Surveys to Take”. After submitting your data, make sure to hit Update at the end of the survey. You can continue to log onto the Senior Survey through April 30th and add more scholarships; always remembering to hit UPDATE at the end.
If you have any questions please call Tammy Anderson @ 484-6540.

SUSD PBIS Film Festival

Click here to find the publicity flyer / invitation for the upcoming SUSD PBIS Film Festival on Wednesday, April 30thfrom 5- 7 p.m. at Coronado HS. Please be sure to share with your PBIS Team, your entire school, and your parent community – perhaps also feature it on your website, the APT website, etc. It will be a great community event for your school and we really want everyone to join in the fun and see the great things going on in our District


2014 HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL Classroom and Online
June 9th – 26th and July 7th – 24th
Fee: $185.00 per course
Classroom Location: Coronado High School
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday

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


Registration for Students Accepted on Open Enrollment and those “NOT” Currently
attending a Scottsdale Unified School BUT living in Chaparral’s Attendance Area
Tueday, April 22nd    
                               *RegistrationFuture Freshman/Sophomores/Juniors/SeniorsPlease call 480-484-6525 to schedule an appointment with a guidance counselor.  
*Please bring a report card or transcript with you.
*Enrollment needs to be finalized at the Centralized Enrollment Office before signing up for classes

26 SUSD Students Named Finalists in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program
The National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Finalists in the 59th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. The following Scottsdale Unified School District students were named as National Merit ® Finalists for 2014:
Arcadia High School
Nathan Hake
Chaparral High School
Matthew Adler, Connor Jennison, Leah Kaplan, Evelyn Karis, Natalie Mionis, Aatikah Mouti, Eric Peshkin, Olivia Struckman, Kyle Sun, Scott Viteri, Justin Wang and Rianna Williams
Desert Mountain High School
Tess Balentine, Hannah Cardall, Ryan Hebel, Maria Iglesias, Ruchi Kirtikar, Rebecca Martin, Karthik Nambiar, Alyssa Neidhart, Jordan Patterson, Talia Pearl, Aditi Poduval, Rajiv Reddy and Rebecca Seifert

The Chaparral link to Naviance provides students and parents a means to plan for students career, college and academic goals.
The username is a student's ID number and password is their 8 digit birthdate
click on the word Naviance to go directly to the site

"Microsoft Pro Student" Workshop Series 3pm-4pm @ The Microsoft Store in Fashion Square Mall
                                                        (FREE WITH SCHOOL ID- Just show up)  
Attend any 5 of the 10 workshops (some are repeated to offer multiple chances)
Oct 23rd  - Word for Students 1
Oct 30th - PowerPoint for Students 1
Nov 6th - OneNote for Students 1
Nov 13th -  Windows 8 Fundamentals
Nov 20th - Windows 8.1 Fundamentals
Dec 5th  - PowerPoint for Students 2: Create Powerful Presentations by Adding Visual Elements
Dec 12th - OneNote for Students 2: Project Planning
Jan 8th -  Word for Students 2: Use Tables to Create Newsletters and More
Jan 15th - Excel for Students 1: Working with Formulas
Jan22nd  - Excel for Students 2: Working with Tables
Jan 29th  - Windows 8.1 Fundamentals
Mar 5th   - OneNote for Students 1
Mar 19th - PowerPoint for Students 2: Create Powerful Presentations by Adding Visual Elements
Mar 26th - Word for Students 2: Use Tables to Create Newsletters and More
Apr 2   - Windows 8.1 Fundamentals
Apr 16 - Excel for Students 1: Working with Formulas
Apr 23  - Excel for Students 2: Working with Tables
Apr 30 - OneNote for Students 2: Project Planning
"Cre8tive Microsoft Pro" Certificate Program
Attend any two of the four workshops
5th   -  Cre8tive Workshop - Cre8tive Photography
14th   - Cre8tive Workshop - Cre8tive Music
19th - Cre8tive Workshop - Cre8tive Art
26th  - Cre8tive Workshop - Cre8tive Movies

SUSD Placed in the College Board’s 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Advanced Placement ®Access and Student Performance
Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) was recognized as one of two districts in Arizona and one of 477 school districts nationwide being honored by the College Board with placement on the 4th Annual Advanced Placement® (AP®) District Honor Roll. This distinction is for increasing access to AP® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP® exams.
“We do a great job of preparing our students for post-secondary education. This recognition could not have been achieved without the dedication and hard work of our AP® teachers, principals, administrators and students. Our AP® students are engaged and challenged with this rigorous coursework and it really shows. I am very proud that our District has received this honor from the College Board,” said Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson. See 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll


Are you taking classes online?

Directions for accessing your eLearning online classes can be found at this link.

Ask your counselor if taking an eLearning class is right for you. For more information visit:

Verizon Wireless Antennae update
Per the City of Scottsdale, Verizon must notify parents, teachers, and staff of the proposed maintenance that is going to be done.  For more information please click on this link

SUSD Students to Perform in a Production of The Blue Rose
Seven Scottsdale Unified School (SUSD) District students will perform in a production of The Blue Rose on September 29 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Greasepaint Theater, 7020 E 2nd St., Scottsdale 85251. The Blue Rose is the story of Jenny, a child with developmental disabilities. Its message promotes tolerance and acceptance and responds to the current bullying concern. The production based on the book by Gerda Weissmann Klein which was among the first to be written in an effort to help people understand and empathize with individuals who have developmental disabilities. See The Blue Rose

Performance and Assessment with ATI-Galileo
ATI-Galileo is the assessment management system for SUSD.  Here are some ways Galileo is used:
  • Students: take benchmarks & common formative assessments, receive intervention or enrichment,track assessment performance progress throughout the year
  • Parents: track student performance and progress on benchmarks,common formative assessments,and state-wide assessments

For further information on Galileo, and directions on accessing your students scores and what they mean, please visit this link.

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) is a Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) designed to measure each student's progress in learning the Arizona Academic Standards. The Arizona Academic Standards define what students should know and be able to demonstrate at various stages of K-12 education. Information on interpreting your AIMS scores can be found at this link.


Click here to be redirected to the CHAPTS home page. Find meeting and event schedules. Want to know what is going on at school? The CHAPTS website lists the many ways you can volunteer on campus to help our teachers and staff. Haven’t joined CHAPTS yet? Visit our website and click on the online membership/directory form to add your contact information to CHAPTS’ online directory. Friendly questions, comments or suggestions? Please contact our CHAPTS president Sandy Kravetz at

TekLink Initiative Connecting Families, Schools, and Communities with Recycled, Refurbished Technology
Scottsdale Unified School District’s TekLink program refurbishes and reimages older District computers and other donated computers to distribute to families who have been selected by principals, community specialists and teachers. A cooperative communication within the learning community determines the number of computers to be distributed at each school. All District computers will remain the property of Scottsdale Unified School District. At the discretion of the Principal, donated computers will be distributed for one school year with a $20 deposit.

If you would like to like to donate your old laptops, computer towers or monitors to the TekLink program, please drop the item off at any school or the Education Center, 3811 N. 44th St., Phoenix 85018. TekLink can accept monitors, keyboards, mice and computers 2004 or newer. Older items will be ethically recycled. Donations are tax deductible.

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