Cortez High School

Cortez High School

Cortez High School is a public high school in the Glendale Union High School District serving student

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Photos from Cortez High School's post 12/07/2023

YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS!
🏫Did you know that when parents prioritize school attendance, it sets the stage for their child’s success? Let’s work together to ensure our high schoolers are in class every day, because every day counts!

Photos from Cortez High School's post 12/06/2023

Congratulations to our November C**ts with C.L.A.S.S. winners.
Freshman---Jaxon Kratz
Sophomore---Neveah Johnson
Junior---Connor Crutcher
Senior---Jovanna Cordova


12/05/2023

📚🌟At Cortez High School we have a range of resources to help your teen thrive academically. As the semester comes to a close, we understand that students may need some extra support to finish strong.
Whether students need help with a specific subject, want to work on a project, or just need a quiet place to study, the Media Center is here to support you.

12/04/2023

🎯Attention parents! Need assistance from a teacher, counselor, or school administrator? Our school website has got you covered! Simply visit www.guhsdaz.org/Cortez and locate the “Directory” tab at the top of the page. You’ll find the names, email addresses, and the designated roles of the faculty and staff members available to assist you.

11/30/2023

Next week, come see the Fall Cortez Dance Show. Follow the link to buy tickets now.

11/29/2023

🎓Exciting News! 🎉 We are proud to announce that our school has been ranked among the best high schools in the nation! 🏆 This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and staff. Together, we're creating an exceptional learning environment for your teens. Thank you for trusting us with their high school education.

11/27/2023

🚸FACT: Did you know that good attendance habits in high school can set you up for success in college and beyond? 🎓🌟 Share this post if you believe that being present in school today can shape your future tomorrow!

Timeline photos 11/24/2023

Wow! Look what your $15 donation can get you TOMORROW, Saturday, November 25th. Come out to Cortez High School for Borderlands' Produce On Wheels With-Out Waste event and take home ALL of this rescued produce for a simple cash donation of $15.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 8:00am to 11:00am.

Your box if you come to:

- Borderlands’ P.O.W.W.O.W. at Cortez High School: 8828 N 31st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051

- Borderlands’ P.O.W.W.O.W. at Pioneer Academy: 6510 W Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033

11/23/2023

A friendly reminder that there will be no school tomorrow, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving break. School will resume Monday, Nov. 27th.

Photos from Cortez High School's post 11/22/2023

November is Children & Teen Grief Awareness Month.

Last week, students hung posters around campus, put informational flyers in teachers mailboxes, and talked about tips on helping and supporting grieving teens. The event raised awareness of teen loss and grief, and let everyone know that they are not alone on their journey.

Special thanks to our Social Worker, Bryan Adams, who discussed grief and loss in the lunchtime groups. Cortez has many supports on campus if you are struggling.

Cortez would like to thank Billys Place for their support.

Photos from Cortez High School's post 11/22/2023

Cortez students celebrated a day of positivity and gratefulness. With the holidays just around the corner, students took the time to express their gratitude during both lunches today. It's a great day to be thankful, and always a great day to be a C**t!

11/21/2023

Looks like honeydew melons will be part of Saturday's event. Remember, for a $15 donation you will receive up to 70 pounds of produce. Watch this space for additional information about what will be included in this week's box.

What's your favorite honeydew recipe?

Tired of melons yet? We hope not! We just rescued 4 truckloads of honeydew melon and will have some for you at each of our 5 Borderlands' Produce On Wheels With-Out Waste event locations this Saturday, November 25th. We, of course had to sample some of these to make sure they are delicious enough to share, and they are AMAZING!

We know many of you will be busy getting ready for thanksgiving this week, but we hope you will still come out on Saturday to adopt a box of rescued produce from us. Make sure to sign-up for our newsletter to get an email later this week with a list of varieties we'll have at each of our market locations: https://borderlandsproducerescue.org/subscribe/

Find a list of events on our calendar: https://borderlandsproducerescue.org/events

11/20/2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

At our monthly Borderlands' P.O.W.W.O.W. event, you can donate $15 (cash) to take home up to 70lbs of rescued produce. Participating in this program gets you an amazing haul of produce!

This location will operate as a drive-thru, meaning you can get in line in your car. A volunteer will collect your (minimum) $15 donation, and another volunteer will load your car up with up to 70 lb of produce.

https://borderlandsproducerescue.org/events/cortez_high_school_112023

Photos from Cortez High School's post 11/15/2023

TODAY AND TOMORROW!!!
Today, Cortez welcomed 8th graders from Palo Verde Middle School, where incoming students visited classrooms, watched performances, and met Cortez students, teachers, and administrators.

Tomorrow, November 16th at 6:30 PM, the class of 2028, and their families, are invited to tour Cortez, meet teachers, and explore exciting extracurricular opportunities.
Meet our sports coaches, club sponsors, guidance counselors, and see everything we have to offer.
Watch performances from dance, cheer, and band.

11/13/2023

🅰Did you know that improved attendance leads to improved graduation rates? Let’s create a formula for success by making sure your teen is in class - daily. 👨‍🎓📚

Photos from Cortez High School's post 11/10/2023

This Veterans Day we thank our staff members who served in the armed forces. Thank you to Bobby-Q for providing lunch to these proud veterans.

Every year we ask staff and students to fill out a card honoring family and relatives who are active or retired. We post the cards on the board in the courtyard. To all veterans, thank you for your service.

11/09/2023

In observance of Veterans Day, there will be no school on Friday, November 10.

Photos from Cortez High School's post 11/08/2023

Cortez High School is excited to partner with the City of Phoenix and their Adopt-A-Street Program. Over 90 Cortez students and staff headed out to clean Dunlap Avenue from 35th Avenue to the I-17. A special thank you to Mr. Starchman, who did the legwork required to get this program off the ground.

11/07/2023

ATTENDANCE = ACHIEVEMENT!
📅Did you know that regular attendance = improved grades = brighter future? Let’s team up to empower our high schoolers and help them unlock their full potential.

11/06/2023

💲💸Invest in your neighborhood high school and Save on Taxes! AZ residents, did you know you can support extracurricular activities AND get a tax credit? Donate up to $400 to your favorite program and reduce your state taxes. It’s a win-win for your wallet and the future of our students! Learn more at www.guhsdaz.org under the Tax Credit link. Share this with your AZ family and friends.

11/03/2023

Cortez Week in Review

Photos from Cortez High School's post 11/02/2023

Over 90 students from Welding and Construction Tech went to Construction Days at the armory in Phoenix. Students had a fun filled day trying out plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and big machinery. The students came away with a better understanding what type of careers are available; the swag they came home with was an added plus.


11/02/2023

👦👧Calling all current eighth-graders and their families! It’s time to explore your future at our high school. Join us on November 16 at 6:30 p.m. for Future Freshman Night. Tour the school, learn about academics, sports, clubs, and all we have to offer here at Cortez High School. Don’t miss this opportunity.

10/30/2023

Exciting news! The Arizona Department of Education has unveiled the 2023 school letter grades, and we're thrilled to share that Cortez has earned an "A" grade! We are very excited to be celebrating the growth and continued improvement of our school.

We would like to thank our dedicated staff, our hardworking students, involved parents, and the entire Cortez community for their incredible efforts and commitment. At Cortez, we're on the path to even greater success by being focused on student achievement and making sure that all students will graduate college, career, and life ready.

10/27/2023

💰Passionate about the arts or sports? Now, you can fuel your passions AND save on taxes! AZ Tax Credit program lets you donate up to $400 to extracurricular activities at your local high school while earning a tax credit. Invest in your interest and your neighborhood school. Details at www.guhsdaz.org under the Tax Credit link.

10/26/2023

Thank you and congratulations to our six Cortez volleyball seniors!
And congratulations to all three Cortez volleyball teams: 9-10, JV, and Varsity, for winning their final home matches.

10/24/2023

🏅Attention all high school students and parents! Winter sports are coming, and we want YOU to be part of the action. Basketball, soccer, and wrestling - take your pick and join the fun. Practice starts on October 30th, so get cleared before then.

Photos from Cortez High School's post 10/23/2023

Congratulations to our October C**ts with C.L.A.S.S. winners.
Freshman---Jamerrius Anthony
Sophomore---Adryan Covarrubias
Junior---Stephen Olsen
Senior---Peter Konow


10/19/2023

FACT: Did you know that good attendance habits in high school can set you up for success in college and beyond? 🎓🌟 Share this post if you believe that being present in school today can shape your future tomorrow!




10/18/2023

Come join us tomorrow, Thursday October 19th, on our new football field with inflatables, sports activities, music, and more.

10/17/2023

✏✏Are you concerned about your high schooler’s academic performance? We understand your worries, and we’re here to lend a helping hand. Our team of qualified educators provides support for struggling students. Let us work together to create a tailored plan to address your teen’s specific needs. Together, we can turn their academic journey into a success story!



10/16/2023

✅No more surprises when it comes to your child’s school progress! With ParentVUE, you can effortlessly track grades, attendance, schedules, and more. Be informed, be involved, and support your teen’s success! Visit the ParentVUE link under the “Resources” tab on the school website to get started today.
https://parentvue.guhsdaz.org/PXP2_Login.aspx




10/13/2023

Cortez High School is looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, October 16.

Regular attendance helps you stay on track with your studies and ensures you don’t miss out on important lessons and discussions. ✏💡Let’s spread the word about the importance of showing up to school! Share this post and tag a friend who values education.



10/11/2023

Cortez Community, come join us on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 17th and 18th.

Friday Night Fever Week 8 Game of the Week nominees revealed! 10/10/2023

Cortez is in the running for 12News Game of the week!!! Poll is open until Thursday morning, 10am, and you can vote as often as you like!

Friday Night Fever Week 8 Game of the Week nominees revealed! It is time once again to vote for the Game of the Week! Was your school nominated? Find out here.

10/06/2023

💲💸Invest in your neighborhood high school and Save on Taxes! AZ residents, did you know you can support extracurricular activities AND get a tax credit? Donate up to $400 to your favorite program and reduce your state taxes. It’s a win-win for your wallet and the future of our students! Learn more at www.guhsdaz.org under the Tax Credit link. Share this with your AZ family and friends.


Photos from Cortez High School's post 10/05/2023

International Day is one of Cortez's most looked forward to events. Students receive a passport that gets stamped as they visit each table. Over 30 countries were represented, with a table for each country. It is a great opportunity for our students to make new friends, have a passport, and explore other countries. Cortez loves to share and embrace our diversity!

10/04/2023

FACT: Regular attendance helps you stay on track with your studies and ensures you don’t miss out on important lessons and discussions. ✏💡Let’s spread the word about the importance of showing up to school! Share this post and tag a friend who values education.




10/02/2023

On National Custodian Appreciation Day, Cortez High School thanks the entire custodial staff for the many ways in which they contribute to helping our students and educators feel proud about their surroundings. Keeping our buildings clean and well-maintained leads to a sense of pride on our campus.

This day recognizes the hard work that it takes to keep our school in great shape. Custodians may go unnoticed throughout the school day but they are vital to keeping our school safe and healthy.

Today and every day, we are thankful for our custodial staff!

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Our Story

Cortez High School was established as part of the Glendale Union High School District in 1960. Cortez is part of the College Board’s 2013 National Advanced Placement District of the Year and has been continuously listed on U.S. News & World Report's Best High School Ranking list. Along with its educational excellence, Cortez boasts several opportunities for students to be involved in extracurricular activities. Cortez High School is located in Phoenix off 31st Avenue and Dunlap Avenue.

The Cortez High School page is provided for the community by the Glendale Union High School District Community Relations Department. The page will be updated as often as possible to share as much as we can about the school and district and the achievements of the students, faculty and staff as well as other relevant district community information. All postings or comments on this page are at the discretion of the page administrators. View the Facebook Rules of Engagement Policy here:

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8828 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
85051

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm
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