University High Information

  • University High is an accelerated program that starts during a student's 9th grade year. Students take the most rigorous courses that Sunrise Mountain offers, choosing an endorsement area in Languages/History or STEM Math/Science. In its design, it will recognize individual student interests and goals, allowing flexibility for attendance at certain institutions of higher education and the simultaneous earning of high school and college / university credit through a partnership with Grand Canyon University.


    In addition to the academic program consisting of Honors and College Board Advanced Placement courses, students will be required to participate in community service. Program entrance will be based on successful completion of the freshman year including English I Honors or AIM English I and Pre-AP Biology. Students must have a 3.25 GPA and C's or better.



    STEM Scholars Information


    The SMHS STEM Scholars program is designed to expose students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) careers & to prepare them to enter STEM degree programs. Students who are eligible for GCU dual enrollment courses and maintain a 3.25 GPA, can earn up to 32 college credits tuition free through our partnership with GCU.



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