NOW ENROLLING HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR!
We provide a rigorous college-prep core curriculum along with specialized business and design electives that are engaging and relevant for the 21st century workplace. Students will build a knowledge base that prepares them for life choices as post-secondary students, consumers, employees, or business owners.
Copper State's Values are the moral compass for what it means to build a knowledge base and how students show that they uphold the Values to learn, to care, and to achieve inside and outside of the classroom.
Clean & Healthy Environment
Students and staff have a right to a clean and healthy learning environment. Copper State provides the following health benefits to encourage social distancing and cleanliness:
Be responsible and make the right choices with your health: eat healthy, exercise regularly, and enjoy life!!
Stay home if you are sick: fever, deep cough, chills, aches, sore throat, nausea, and/or vomiting. If you display these symptoms while at school, you will be sent home.
Students and staff have a right to make personal health decisions. Copper State supports a student's decision, together with his/her family, to decide whether or not to wear a mask.
Who: all students (parents are invited but not required)
What: Students will learn their schedules, syllabi, Student Handbook, and meet their teachers
When: 5:00 - 6:00pm, Thursday, 7/29/2021
Where: 1212 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Why: Students will be prepared for the first trimester which starts Monday, 8/02/2021
English 4 credits
Math 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Business & Design electives 16 credits
90-100% A (4 points)
80-89% B (3 points)
70-79% C (2 points)
60-69% Incomplete (0 points)
0-59% F (0 points)
Awarded when a student has earned at least 70% final grade in a subject and at least 90% attendance. Each course syllabus will have specific details for assignments and grading criteria.
Students will build a knowledge base that prepares them for life choices as post-secondary students, consumers, employees, or business owners. To build this knowledge base, students must attend school; as well as, abide by Arizona Law (15-802.A, 15-803.E). Copper State abides by Arizona Law (15-901.A.1) for classifying excused and unexcused absences. All absences must be reported to the office. Students are required to be present at least 90% of a trimester. Failure to meet the attendance and grade requirement will result in an incomplete or failing grade with zero (0) credit earned. Specific details regarding the Attendance Policy can be found in the Student Handbook.
In order for students to meet this standard for attendance and develop a good work ethic, the daily schedule, Teacher Office Hours, community building, P/T Conferences, and ECAP are support systems to ensure success.
Copper State has adopted a business casual dress code to encourage students to dress for success and to learn how to make good decisions when selecting clothes for the school day and to prepare students for future work experiences.
Copper State Day!! Every Friday is Copper State Day--wear your jeans and Copper State t-shirt/hoodie!!
Copper State will provide breakfast and lunch. Applications are coming soon!!
At the end of each trimester, Copper State holds an ECAP week where students and families can engage in themed college/career-going activities and recognize student achievement. Students will:
Copper State's first ECAP week is has a health theme: making healthy choices, careers in the health profession, and small business owners in the health field.
Copper State's Mission is to provide a rigorous college-prep core curriculum along with specialized business and design electives that are engaging and relevant for the 21st century workplace. Students will build a knowledge base that prepares them for life choices as post-secondary, students, consumers, employees, or business owners. In order to build this knowledge base, all students have the right to a safe and structured learning environment, but along with that right, students also have the responsibility to conduct themselves appropriately and relevantly in accordance with a lesson's learning objective and to uphold the Copper State Values to learn, to care, and to achieve. Following is the list of policies that Copper State has instituted to ensure a proper learning environment. Specific details for each policy can be found in the Student Handbook which will be available at Student Orientation.
Consequences for conduct infractions will be applied in a progressive manner: warning, detention, parent communication, office referral, P/T conference, behavior contract, suspension, and expulsion.
Due process is the opportunity for a student to take responsibility for a conduct infraction that may result in a suspension or expulsion. Due process provides the learning opportunity for the student to reflect upon his/her actions and how to demonstrate that he/she can return to a path that upholds Copper State's Values.
Due process steps include:
1. Notice to the student and/or parents of the charges against the student.
2. An opportunity to present the student's side of the story in a meeting.
3. Adequate notification of suspension or expulsion and an opportunity for a fair hearing.