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  • Pima Vocational High School moves to new location

    Jul 05, 2016 | Read More News
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    When Pima Vocational High School begins its next program session July 20, it will be at a new main campus at 175 W. Irvington.

    Staff made the move to the new location from 97 E. Congress St., downtown, as that building is being readied for its new tenant, Caterpillar. The move does not affect PVHS’ northwest Tucson location at 5025 W. Ina Road.

    The new site sits next to the Laos Transit Center making it convenient for students who use the bus. 
    PVHS move
    “The location has been beautifully refurbished inside and will accommodate 50-plus students, keeping with PVHS’ small school design,” said Michele Ray, school director.    

    Interested students may attend a two-day orientation July 18-19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the new location. Call 724-9740 to reserve a spot. Students can get a registration packet on the PVHS website or pick one up in person at the school.

    Students must be 16-21 years old. In addition to earning an accredited high school diploma, students and will learn skills necessary to sustain a job in addition to graduating with a career plan and path. Since PVHS opened its doors in 2000, 611 students have graduated. 

    Pima Vocational High School is a program of the Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training Department. The students, who must meet all of the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS) to graduate, also take courses on resume writing and career skills and can earn paid job placements and internships. In addition, students meet weekly with an advisor and attend classes with 15 or fewer students.

    Last year, the program was reaccredited for another five years following a two-day site visit by AdvancED. Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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