The International Baccalaureate program is available as well as two to three semesters of calculus. The quality of instruction is average for a public school (with of course a few great teachers). The administration is terrible and bureaucratic, but that is also to be expected, although it can get in the way of the educational experience. For a good student with involved parents, this school would be fine.
i am very disappointed to see that the children at this high school for math and reading have scored lower than 40%! the fact that teachers decide whether or not they will intiate any sort of relatioship with students based on money and last names shows the true politics of the school. i would like for the principal to explain how is it possible that out of a student population with over 95% being of hispanic origin and almost 85% being able to fluently speak spanish, how the language arts (i.e spanish, french, and english) results came out below 30%.
The most outstanding feature of Nogales High School is their Senior Project. The Senior Project is a graduation requirement for All students. In the Senior Project the students write a research paper on a topic of their own choice, then apply the paper in a 20-hour hands-on project, document the application in a portfolio then give speech to a board of community members and teachers. I like that my son, a freshman, is thinking about his senior year challenge. I m glad too that he will have a significant challenge in the spring semester of his senior year. Mostly I like that because the Senior Project is an exhibition of skills, it shows the side of the students that AIMS can t.