South Mountain is a Kids at Hope school which means we are committed to the belief that all youth are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! In order to make that vision a reality, we aspire to ensure that all adults are treasure hunters and every youth is a time traveler. Treasure hunters search for the skills, talents and intelligences in all children/youth. Time travel is the ability to envision one’s future in home & family, education & career, community & service, and hobbies & recreation and create a plan for developing the skills needed to experience success in life’s destination points. For more information contact South Mountain High School (602-764-5000) or visit www.kidsathope.org
Congratulations to the State Champion South Mountain Girls Basketball team. The Jaguars, who last won a title in 2008, finish with a 24-8 record. The title is the third championship for South Mountain within the last year.
Congratulations to the South Mountain Boys Soccer team for capturing the Division II State Titlewith a 2-0 victory over Sunnyslope in the Championship match at Campo Verde High School. It was the first AIA soccer title for a Phoenix Union school. The Jaguars went 17-3 this year under second year coach Jose Diaz, including playoff wins over Canyon del Oro, second-seeded Tucson and Yuma Cibola to advance to the title contest.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named South Mountain High School as a Mix It Up Model School for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among its students and throughout its campus during the 2014-15 school year.