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  • Pima Vocational High School (PVHS)

    Questions about admission or PVHS programs? Contact Kayla Walker, Education Service Coordinator at (520) 724-9402 or email kayla.walker@pima.gov

    Visit the  Pima Vocational High School website for additional information.

    Pima Vocational High School is a School-to-Work Charter High School with a focus on youth 16 to 21 years old who are looking for an alternative opportunity to succeed in obtaining an accredited High School diploma along with vocational training.

    Students realize they are confident and prepared individuals with a comprehensive career plan, professional portfolio, and acquired workplace skills upon graduation.


    Vision: Every person works at building self-esteem to grow and support academic, individual, and employment success.

    Centered around the students, PVHS teachers and staff demonstrably care for the students academic and career success. Guided by a the PVHS Board, all Arizona State Board for Charter Schools performance measures are met, see dashboard

    PVHS follows the most recent protocols from CDC, Arizona Department of Education, and Governor’s Executive Order so you may attend in person or continue distanced learning.

    On campus students must wear a mask. Bring a mask or one may be provided. More details in our re-opening plan. See also distance learning plan if it is the right fit for you.

    Follow the links for more information about COVID-19 or the Vaccine for those 16 years and older.

    Interns (Current Students)

    The focus with all of our students is always on the goal, so positive reinforcement and student connection are key to getting our students across the all-important finish line of graduation.

    PVHS student portal allows you and your family to access their grades, attendance, their schedule, testing information, resources, and job opportunities.

    Prospective Students

    PVHS specializes with students that may have had every other door closed on them. Teachers and staff respectfully engage students to help them build a career plan. Consider some reasons below that have contributed to PVHS success. 

    • Small class size by design, optimizing engagement and exploration, creating focus when needed, and a space for celebrating all accomplishments. 
    • Strong collaborative partnerships to identify and overcome academic and social barriers.  
    • Experience with a variety of workplace environments
    Enrollment in Pima Vocational requires that applicants have completed the eighth grade. Prospective students must file a completed application and be interviewed by a staff member before enrolling. See student handbook

    Teachers and Testimonials

    Classes and Internships

    Each student can choose from several educational tracks and is required to select a primary academic focus.


    For more information contact one of the following Pima Vocational High School locations:

    Irvington Campus Northwest Ina Campus
    175 W. Irvington Road
    Tucson, AZ 85714
    (520) 724-9740


    Bus access from all buses transferring at Laos Transit Center. Plan your commute with SunTran Trip Planner
    5025 W. Ina Road
    Tucson, AZ 85743
    (520) 724-9400


    No current bus routes available. Contact Youth Resource Specialist at (520) 724-9402


    Community Services, Employment and Training

    Kino Service Center
    Serves Dislocated Workers (persons who have been laid off).

    2797 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713

    Phone: (520) 724-7700
    Fax: (520) 724-2799
    TTY: (520) 724-6778

    Rio Nuevo Service Center
    Serves Unemployed Adults.
    340 N. Commerce Park Loop
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Phone: (520) 724-7650
    Fax: (520) 724-1266
    TTY: (520) 624-3235

    Youth Employment

    Serves Youth/Young Adults
    Sentinel Building, 2nd Floor
    320 N. Commerce Park Loop
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Phone: (520) 724-9649
    Fax: (520) 622-1633

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