2001 W Starr Pass Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85713-1399
Main: (520) 225-4000
Fax: (520) 225-4042
District: Tucson Unified School District
Year Opened: 1969
Name Origin: Cholla cactus
Mascot: The Charger: a strong swift horse suitable to ride into battle; often used to describe medieval warhorses. (Wikipedia.org)
School Motto: "Charging Towards Excellence"
School Colors: Navy Blue and Orange
Glory Cholla, Orange and Blue
Lightning Speed, Charger true
We've got spirit, we've got might
Come on chargers
Fight, fight, fight
Chola Chargers - that's our name
Pride and glore - rise in fame
Echoes from the mountains cry
V I C T O R Y !
Magnet Programs: Law-Related and Public Safety and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, ELL Programs, Parent Support Group, Social Worker, GATE Program, Honors Program in Core Areas, Advanced Placement, Folklorico, Mariachi, Smaller Learning Communities - Freshman Academy, Advisories, AVID, Global Languages - Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German and Spanish, Design Team which focuses on curriculum development, Site Council, Instituting Breaking Ranks, Alternative Instruction Program, Extended Day Credit Recovery Program, Pascua Articulation, MESA, Native American Studies Resource, Ethnic Studies classes, Breakaway, JROTC, CTE/JTED, Professional Learning Communities, Student Work Program on site.
Cholla is also an International Baccalaureate School
Recent Achievements/Acknowledgments: Performing Plus School, JROTC Gold Star Award, Family Math Night, Wrestling Team went to State 2008, Girls Soccer Team and Cross Country Team went to state 2007, Annual Math State Contest, Welding Program took 1st and 2nd place in Skills USA Competition 2008, Student Athlete of the Year 2007, Increased Scholarships to over 1.3 million dollars 2007, Finance Students won $5,000 for essay contest 2008, Various Art, Writing, Poetry Awards, increased enrollment in students taking the PSAT, Student travel to Germany, Mexico and Washington DC.