The mission of Ponderosa High School is to provide all students with an opportunity to complete their high school education in an accommodating and non-traditional setting. Our vision is to increase graduation rates, increase number of graduates who enter post-secondary education, and have our students become productive and successful citizens in our community.
Ponderosa High School is an accredited school that has a rigorous and unique curriculum that is aligned with the Arizona Academic Standards. Our small class sizes, “hands-on” instruction, highly qualified teachers, and caring faculty and staff provides a structured and supportive environment that fosters success and self-confidence. Our school curriculum integrates environmental stewardship, sustainability, and technology. We believe that students connecting to their community and world are instrumental in their human development. Field trips to the Grand Canyon, work on the Arizona Trail System, Service Learning Projects, managing and working in our on-site greenhouse and community gardens are just some of our school projects that are educational and support that belief.