Academic honor presented to the Arizona high school represented by the largest number of highest performing UA freshman
Posted on: September 11, 2012
The University of Arizona has awarded the 2011-2012 Arizona Cup Award to Tucson Unified School District’s University High School.
The cup is awarded annually to the Arizona high school with a representation of 30 or more students in UA’s freshman class who cumulatively earned the highest grade point average during their freshman year at UA. University High has 86 graduates from the class of 2011 who are attending UA, and they had a cumulative GPA of 3.344 during their freshman year.
“This award is very reaffirming. The UHS faculty, staff and parents work diligently to support our students in their academic endeavors,” says Elizabeth Moll, principal of University High School. “This recognition demonstrates that UHS students are academically prepared to excel at major universities.”
According to the University of Arizona, University High School will receive a trophy, recognition of its former students’ college work, and a one-time $2,000 scholarship to be given to a UHS graduate entering UA in fall 2013.
University High School was recently named the #4 best high school in nation and the #1 high school in Arizona by U.S. News & World Report.
The college preparatory school features Advanced Placement classes in art history, biology, calculus, chemistry, literature, environmental science, studio art, and world history. UHS also offers language courses in Chinese, French, German and Spanish, visual and performing arts, and clubs for academic decathlon, model UN, and film.