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Phone: 480-484-7100
Absence Line: 480-484-7299

Fax: 480-484-7101
Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm

Saguaro High School
6250 N. 82nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85250  MAP
Brian Corte, Principal
Trina Ganster, Ann Achtziger APs

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District Announcements

SUSD Accepting Open Enrollment Forms for 2015-16 School Year

Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will accept online Open Enrollment Forms beginning November 3rd. Since November 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline becomes the next working day after November 1st. Parents who would like to Open Enroll their child(ren) into an SUSD school can begin the process by filling out the online request form at on Monday, November 3. See Open Enrollment
Service Learning Accepting Donations, Will Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to SUSD Families in Need

Students in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Service Learning program will be working to collect and fundraise to help feed families in our school district who are in need this holiday season. The Service Learning program is hoping to provide 185 families with a meal, which will be delivered or picked up the week of Thanksgiving. We are asking that you provide a meal for a family that includes the following items:
  • A frozen turkey (12-15 pounds)
  • 1 disposable turkey roasting pan
  • 2 large boxes of stuffing
  • 2 cans of cranberries
  • 2 large boxes of instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 packets or 2 jars of gravy
  • 1 dessert - non-frozen and non-refrigerated
  • Package of dinner rolls - non-refrigerated
If you and your family would like to help, please bring your meal donation in a box to the front office of the following schools on Monday, November 24: Arcadia High School, Chaparral High School, Saguaro High School or Supai Middle School from 7:15-8:45 a.m.

Prevention Matters: Information on Influenza (flu) and other Communicable Diseases
Click here to read an important message from the Scottsdale Unified School District Health Services department.
En español

Arizona State Board of Education Adopts New Statewide Achievement Test
On November 3rd, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) for Arizona students. The AzMERIT test will replace the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests beginning in spring of 2015. Students in 3rd grade through high school will take the AzMERIT English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. Students in 4th grade, 8th grade and high school will take the AIMS Science test. For more information about the AzMERIT, please visit
Sabercat Announcements!
EVIT Field Trip – December 4th
ATTENTION Sophomores and Juniors! 
If you’re interested in attending the East Valley Institute of Technology during the 2015-16 school year, the Guidance department is providing a field trip to see the EVIT campus and learn more about the many exciting programs they offer. The field trip will be held on Thursday, December 4th from 8 AM to 11:30 AM.  Please see Mrs. Breen in the Guidance office to sign up to attend and pick up a parent permission slip. The slips must be signed and returned to her by Monday, December 1st.  We have 50 spots available on the bus and they fill up fast!      

SUSD Fall Athletic Results
Congratulations to our high school athletes who competed in the following fall sports: Cross Country, Swim & Dive, Golf, Volleyball and Football. Congratulations to Chaparral and Saguaro football teams for advancing to the next level. Click here for a complete list of results.
Graduation information

NEW Graduation information has been added to the student/parent tab 10/31/14
Please click on either tab to see all graduation information

*New Information has been added: September 30 2014*

With Due Respect to All:
Please do not decorate your caps for the commencement ceremony.

Save the date!
The Saguaro High School Class of 1970 will be having its 45th reunion on April 18, 2015.
Details available soon on the class Facebook page and at

This is a shortcut to some of the District’s information.
For example, quick links to the school contact information, calendars and other department pages.

2 Saguaro Students Earn Perfect ACT Score
Two seniors from Saguaro High school have earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. The students who earned this achievement Harrison and Jontito Casalena. “We are extremely proud that Harrison and Jontito earned this amazing achievement,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools. See ACT
Class of 2019

Welcome Incoming Cats
Class of 2019

Please mark your calendars
Course Selection
Date: January 7th and return on January 16, 2015
Time: During Science Class
Location: Mohave Middle School
Purpose: On January 7th, Saguaro High School Guidance Counselors will meet with students and review the course selection process. The guidance counselors will then return to Mohave on January 16th to review and enter student course selections. Each student is required to have an updated grade print out with their course selection paperwork.

Math and Science Academy Parent Informational Meeting
Date: January 7, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: Saguaro High School Community Room
Purpose: This is a rigorous and unique program with an emphasis in Math and Science with an infusion of technology. This program is designed specifically to meet the needs of academically motivated and dedicated students.

Future CATS informational Night
Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Saguaro High School Auditorium
Purpose: Come find out what we have to offer and learn why Saguaro is the best choice for your child's education! Students Welcome.

Future CATS Day
Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 8:30-11:00 AM
Location: Saguaro High School
Purpose: Students will take a field trip to Saguaro High School. The event will start with an assembly which includes performances by our choir and dance departments. Students will then tour the school and participate in some fun activities.
Capable Appropriate Trustworthy Supportive
Achieving a College Education Program (ACE) at Scottsdale Community College presented information to the sophomore class on September 30th and provided applications at the meeting. The priority deadline date for the application is Friday, October 31st and the program deadline is December 15th. Please bring your completed applications to the Guidance Office. If you need information, please call 480 423-6138 or meet with your Saguaro Counselor. We have ACE information and applications in the Saguaro Guidance Office.
Saguaro High School Twitter and Facebook pages are now up and running!
Please follow Saguaro High School for updates by clicking on the Twitter and or Facebook buttons at the top of the Saguaro Webpage
 (under our campus photo)
Transcript link
High School Transcripts
Please contact Lisa Steinheiser 480 484-7113 or
for all transcript questions and or concerns
The Saguaro link to Naviance provides students and parents a means to plan for students career, college and academic goals. The username is a student's ID number and password is their 8 digit birthdate.
House of Tutors
House of Tutors
Peers helping Peers

Begins on August 18th, 2014
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
2:30-3:30 PM
Meet in the Library


District Policy
requires that All STAFF AND STUDENTS
wear their school ID's every day.
ID's must be visible at all times.

Senior Yearbook Photographs
Senior Yearbook Photographs

Dear Students and Parents of the Class of 2015:
At Cilento Photography, we take great pride in the level of service we
provide to you and your school. Knowing some of you may have had a
difficult time getting photographed by the September 1st deadline (for a
complimentary yearbook session), we are waiving the $10 fee that would
normally be charged after this deadline.
(And if you recently paid for your yearbook session, we’d be happy to apply that to your order or offer you a refund.)
For us to best serve you and your school, if you have not been
photographed, we ask that you contact us right away to schedule your
appointment. Because availability becomes quite limited the closer we get
to your deadline, the sooner you can contact us, the greater flexibility we’ll
have to accommodate your schedule.
To schedule your appointment, please call us at 480-947-4467. We have a
variety of indoor and outdoor session types to choose from, or you may
take advantage of the complimentary yearbook session.
Finally, please note that we are experiencing extremely high volume
(both in calls and photography sessions) due to upcoming deadlines. We ask you
for your patience and thank you in advance for you for allowing us to serve you.
Cilento Photography
4513 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 947.4467
Silver Apple Award
Do you have a Teacher you would like to nominate for the

Winning Teachers will be featured on 3TV and will receive
$500.00 to use in their classrooms!
For more information:
nominations accepted through
February 28th, 2015

Admin Team

2014 2015 Saguaro High School Administration Team
Trina Ganster, AP Student Services
Ann Achtziger, AP Educational Services
Brian Corte, Principal

Peanut Allergy Letter
Please click here to read a letter from Principal Corte
regarding a student with Peanut Allergy

2014-2015 Bell schedules w/counselor info

Bell Schedules

Please click here to print / view the
2014/2015 Daily, Pep Assembly and Early Release Bell Schedule

Construction update

City of Scottsdale Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

The second phase of work continues on improvements at the city water facility located adjacent to the canal at the end of 82nd St. This facility takes water from the Arizona Canal and sends it to the Chaparral Water Treatment Plant on
McDonald Drive.

Construction vehicles will be driving through the neighborhood between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
All speed limits, including school zones will be followed. Construction vehicles will also be working at the facility and will follow the city's noise ordinances.

Temporary closure of the Multi-Use Path from 82nd Street to the Canal may be required for safety purposes from time to time. Advance notice will be provided at the path entrance south of the canal. Please use extra caution in the area.

This phase of the project is expected to take approximately six months to complete.

For more information please contact:
Larry Tackett, Project Superintendent, Currier Construction at 602 859-5904 or
Mike Rivera, Currier Construction at 602 859-5902 or
Elaine Mercado, City of Scottsdale Project Manager at 480 312-7985 or

2014-2015 Yearbook Information

2014-2015 Yearbook Information

Please click on the link below to contact Mr. Bohnert regarding yearbook

2014-15 Athletic Packet

Interested in trying out for a Sport for the 2014-15 School Year?

All students who wish to try out for a sport must complete the
2014-2015 Saguaro High School Athletic Packet.

Please click here to read and print out your packet

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