Betty H. Fairfax High School is Phoenix Union’s newest comprehensive high school, having opened in 2007, and graduating its first senior class in Spring 2011. Named after a Phoenix educator who inspired and motivated students over a 57-year career, the school has followed in her footsteps, building a foundation of excellence.
Fairfax is committed to facilitating college-level skill development and access to college preparatory courses for all students. In fact, Fairfax was accepted as an International Baccalaureate World School, and will offer IB courses in 2011. This internationally-acclaimed, rigorous program will have a positive impact on almost every student, teacher and course at Fairfax, and enhance its concerted effort to move students into post-secondary education. The school, which has won numerous awards for its functional, efficient and eye-catching design, is also attractive to students who are making full use of all its facilities, from its outstanding library, technology, auditorium, gymnasiums and athletic fields. Extracurricular participation is a hallmark of the school, and the number of actively involved students has given Fairfax a reputation for excellence in several areas, including JROTC, music and athletics. In only its second year of varsity sports, Fairfax won a state championship in boys basketball. A strong character foundation, building a strong relationship with school and being challenged with high academic rigor are cornerstones in the successful tradition building at Betty Fairfax High School.
AzMERIT to Replace AIMS Exams for 2017 Graduates
The State Board of
Education has adopted a new assessment to replace the AIMS Reading,
Writing and Mathematics exams. AzMERIT, Arizona’s Measurement of
Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching, will be administered statewide
in the spring of 2015 for the first time. The tests will measure
proficiency of the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in the
areas of Math and English Language Arts in grades 9, 10 and 11.
will not be required to pass the end-of-course tests for graduation, but
must still earn the minimum number of English and Mathematics credits
in order to graduate. The actual test dates have not been determined
yet, but will be across multiple days in April.
High school students
graduating after December 31, 2016 will no longer be required to pass
the AIMS tests to graduate high school. AIMS Science will still be
administered, tied to school accountability, but not graduation.
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