Cienega High School: School Profile 2010-2011



Tricia Pe–a                                             (520) 879-2804     


Eric Boxley (9th grade)                              (520) 879-2854     

Rebecca Carrier   (10-11 grade M-Z)            (520) 879-2817     

Colette Clendaniel (Special Ed.)                 (520) 879-1811     

Dainah Graham (10-11 grade (A-L)              (520) 879-2819     

John Tritz (12th grade)                               (520) 879-1843     


School Report Card:

High School Code: 030-541


Community and School Information


Cienega High School Vision Statement

Cienega High School creates an educational environment utilizing partnerships among community, parents, and staff to assist students in maximizing their academic potential and promoting life-long learning.

Cienega High School Mission Statement

C          Connections

H          High Standards

S          Success

Vail School District Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Vail School District to provide parents with safe and nurturing school communities where their children can obtain a quality education.

Ethnic Origin of Students

African American: 6.4%

Asian: 3.6%

Hispanic: 25.2%

Native American: <1%

White/ Caucasian: 64.1%


23% of Cienega High School students receive free or reduced lunch.


Indicators of Success

Designated A+ School

NCA Accreditation

Excelling School Label per the Arizona Board of Education




Cienega High School, in addition to meeting state requirements for course offerings, present students with a variety of options for accelerated coursework.

Honors: These courses provide a challenge for students who have reached a high level of competency in a specific subject area (English 9 & 10, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, World History, Spanish 3 and Spanish 4, and French 3 and French 4.)

Articulated Courses: Students can earn both high school and Pima college credit if they earn a B or higher in certain vocational educational classes.

Dual Enrollment: Cienega High School offers Pima Community College courses taught by Pima instructors on CienegaŐs campus. Students who successfully complete a dual enrollment class will be awarded both high school and college credit for the course.



Advanced Placement (AP) offerings

á       American Government

á       Biology

á       Calculus AB

á       Calculus BC

á       Chemistry   

á       English Language

á       English Literature

á       Environmental Science          

á       European History

á       Macro Economics

á       Micro Economics

á       Music Theory

á       Statistics

á       Studio Art Design

á       US History


Senior Exit Project: Cienega High SchoolŐs Senior Exit Project consists of three components: written, practical and oral. The written section consists of a 7-12 page research paper. The practical portion includes 20 hours of job shadowing in a chosen field and includes a written journal of the studentŐs experience. Finally, the oral component will include a presentation of the project, with a portfolio of the studentŐs work, to faculty, community leaders, and other outside observers.


Graduation Requirements


Subject Area

Cienega Graduation



4 credits


4 credits


3 credits

Social Studies/Economics**

3.5 credits


1 ½ credits

Fine Arts/Vocational

1 credit

Senior Project

½ credit


4.5 credits


22 credits

*4th Math class of 2013

**Econ class of 2012


Grading and Ranking Procedures


Cienega High School operates using a basic 4 point scale where A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F=0. Students may additionally earn Ôdistinction pointsŐ by taking accelerated courses and earning a grade of C or better.  Distinction points are added to the GPA once it has been calculated to identify students for honors, high honors, valedictorian and salutatorian. Class ranking and GPA on transcripts display Simple GPA and Added Value GPA as well as rankings for both Simple GPA and Added Value GPA.


Honors/ Dual Enrollment


Advanced Placement



Class of 2010 Post Graduation Plan          


4 Year College


2 Year College




Work Full Time