For each of the AIMS and Stanford 10 testing dates Combs High School will be on a late start schedule for students not involved in testing and a regular schedule for students required to test. All students that are not involved in the testing will start school at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served to all students on all late start days. The buses will run twice. At the regular time for students that are required to test and at a revised time for the non testing students. Non testers will receive a revised pick up time schedule from their bus driver on February 19 and again on February 21.
AIMS Tutoring – Juniors and Seniors
AIMS Scholarship Info
Juniors in order to qualify for the AIMS scholarship you must exceed in all three areas of the test. Any juniors who would like to try and exceed on their AIMS scores need to sign up in Ms. Parravano’s office by Friday, January 31.
CHS Registration 2014
The program planning for next year involves classroom guidance to review the course catalogue, time for students to determine class selections for the 14-15 school year, and then each student will have a sit down with a counselor or administrator to enter the course requests. All registration materials were distributed January 13 in English Classes. Counselors will be in English classrooms between January 13-24, instructing student in the registration process and answering student’s questions. Registration packets needed to be returned to your student’s English teacher by February 3.
Track/Field – Parent Meeting
There will be a Parent meeting for Track and Field on Tuesday, February 18th at 6pm in the Small Gym. Information on the season will be provided at this time including player/parent/coach expectations, healthy/nutrition information, policy/procedures, and the season schedule.
Varsity Boys Basketball win over Coolidge
AP Exams are May 5-16
The 2014 AP Exam fee is $89. The full balance must be paid no later than March 21 at the CHS Bookstore. If exam fees are not paid by this date, the exam will not be ordered. Please make sure that you retain your receipt. No refunds can be made after payment is received.
Families who qualify for the federal free/reduced price lunch program and are requesting financial assistance must:
Pay a nonrefundable fee of $20 to the bookstore.
Download AP Exam Info
8th Grade Orientation / Academic Parent Teacher Teams / Curriculum Night
On January 27, CHS hosted orientation for 8th students, Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) for current 9-12 grade parents and curriculum night for all who were in attendance.
Download the orientation presentation.
Thank you to all the 8th grade parents who attended. The turnout was excellent!
Congratulations to the parents that participated in the APTT partnership!
Download the test taking strategies handouts.
Handouts are also available for pick up at the front desk.
Are you a “Senior Parent”?
If your child graduates from high school this year, you might consider purchasing a “Senior Ad” in the yearbook. To give your child a personalized message that will be treasured forever, please print out and complete the form and turn it in to the student bookstore by February 7.
Yearbooks also make great graduation gifts. Please purchase one online through Jostens or at the bookstore.
Scholarship Information-NEW INFORMATION
Yearbook Information for Seniors
Scholarship Information-NEW INFORMATION
NHS Spring Blood Drive – March 25Please sign up early! You can already reserve your spot for the Spring Blood Drive on March 25 by going to www.bloodhero.com and entering the Code: CombsHS. CHS NHS receives extra points if you sign up online! No last minute appointments will be taken in the spring, so please sign up early! Thanks!
Relay for Life Info
Relay Team Formation
Combs High School
April 4, 6pm
What is Relay?
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of San Tan Valley is a 12-hour walking the track event that gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Groups form a team, register, fundraise, and walk at the Relay on April 4. Register your team today by visiting relayforlife.org and searching San Tan Valley or by calling 1-800-227-2345.
Yearbook - Epoch
After School Tutoring
Attention all Parents. After-school tutoring is underway. Students will meet in the library right after dismissal. Encourage your student to take advantage of this opportunity.
Applications are available in the front office.
Please note the change in dress code:
All shorts and skirts must meet the minimum requirement. When a student is standing, the bottom hem of the shorts or skirt must touch the tip of the thumb.
Guidelines for pants, skirts, shorts, etc.:
Target Take Charge of Education
Our school is earning money! Thanks to all of you currently participating in the Target Take Charge of Education® program. By simply shopping with your Target® Visa® Credit Card and designating our school, a percentage of the amount of each purchase you make is donated back to our school.
If you're not already taking part, please consider doing so - grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors can help, too. To participate or to see how much has been contributed towards our next check, please visit target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142. Our school ID #153232.
CHS Launches New Online Store
Follow the link below to check a new way to purchase CHS apparel, yearbooks, pay for course fees and athletic fees.
London, Paris and Barcelona
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CAC’s Early Start programs help high school students earn college credits
Program of Study
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program at CAC will begin to prepare students for careers in a variety of fascinating programs. Students will be eligible to transfer from CAC to four-year institutions anywhere in the country. The following list highlights just a few of the career paths that are possible by participating in the STEM program:
Parents please check your student’s room for overdue library books. The librarian has given notices to the students to get them returned. We could use your help getting them back to school.