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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Catalina Foothills High School

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Looking for a way to connect in high school? Are you ready to learn how to drive? At Catalina Foothills High School you can join in the fun and learning with Community Schools. Whether it's Driver's Education, Yoga, Dance or SAT prep there's an opportunity through Community Schools to have fun with your friends while learning something new.

Program Director: Mary Grodman 209-8313

Current Offerings School Year 2016-2017


SUMMER COURSE EMPORIUM
May 31 - June 23
June 26 - July 30
See your school counselor for registration forms.
Fee: $125 per course per session plus one-time $25 registration fee

Summer Offerings and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at Valley View Early Learning Center
Grades: 9 - 11 8:30am - 4:00pm

Volunteering is a great way to help you get accepted into the college of your choice. It shows that you are community-minded and may give you a decided edge over those who have never volunteered. Volunteers will sing, read and play with pre-kindergarten children and assist with daily routines. Times will vary, please specify when available.

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at www.cfsd16.org Click the “Community” tab, then “Volunteers”.
Volunteers must secure a Department of Safety-issued fingerprint clearance card, which will be yours to keep and is valid for six years. This card can be obtained through CFSD’s Human Resources Office for a fee of $65.
Deadline to apply: April 28, 2017.


Community Schools Outdoors Junior Guide in Training
All students finishing 9 - 12th grade are welcome to apply.

Do you enjoy hiking, camping and exploring? Want to share your love of the outdoors with others? Under the supervision and direction of Mary Grodman (Backpacking & Canyoneering Guide, Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace, Basic Water Rescue Certified), we want to invite you to participate in the Junior Guide in Training program!

All Junior Guides, once selected, will have at least one week this summer where they will work side by side with our Outdoor Guides to provide an exceptional adventure trip with unique outdoor education opportunities to program participants.

Junior Guides will help lead program participants to find their passion for the outdoors through daily lessons, team building games and mentoring opportunities. They will be involved in all aspects of our trips from itinerary planning to cooking food to managing a group. Junior Guides will attend a pre-trip meeting to discuss duties, expectations and to receive beginning guide training that will help them excel during their week volunteering. Required pre-trip research and guidebook reading will be expected from volunteers.

Our goal is to give teens the skills and experiences they need to be the next generation of leaders, teachers and conservationists. Junior Guides will have the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills, personal responsibility, time management, public speaking, teamwork and more!

How to Apply:

Write an application letter telling us why you are interested in guiding and why you consider yourself a qualified candidate. Make sure you include your email address, telephone number and weeks you are available in your letter. Also include 2 letters of recommendation from teachers, youth leaders or other adults who know you well.

Volunteer Weeks:
Week 2: June 5 - June 9, 2017
Week 4: June 19 - June 23, 2017
Week 5: June 26 - June 30, 2017
Week 9: July 24 - 29, 2017
Volunteer hours will vary depending on the trip.

Submit your letters to:
Mary Grodman at Community Schools
4300 E. Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718
You will be notified by email if you are accepted.

Deadline to apply: April 28, 2017


Junior Counselor
Grades: 9 - 11

High school students can participate in Camp Foothills, too. If you are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude, you may be a great addition to our camp team. Assist camp counselors and instructors in a variety of enrichment classes as a Junior Counselor.

How to Apply:

  • Write a letter telling us why you would make an excellent Junior Counselor.
  • Indicate the weeks (1-8) and times (8:30am-12:30pm or 12:00pm-4:30pm) you are available, along with how we may contact you.
  • Send two letters of recommendation from teachers, youth leaders or other adults who know you well.
  • Submit your letters to:
  • Christie Vargas at Community Schools,
  • 2101 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
  • Once accepted, you will be required to attend an orientation meeting in May.
  • Deadline to apply: April 28, 2017.

  • Mt. Lemmon Bound Advanced

    4-10 miles, 1500-3000ft elevation change. High physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Hiking boots required. Suitable for those with moderate to advanced outdoor experiences. Prerequisite: Must have attended a Mt. Lemmon Bound Program in a previous summer. This week is designed for the camper who has participated in Mt. Lemmon Bound for years and is ready to build on their outdoor adventure skills and knowledge of the Coronado National Forest!! Expect challenging, longer hikes, with campers reading maps, leading the group and planning the overnights. Come increase your connection to the natural world as you enjoy the exercise and work on your leadership and outdoor skills this week. Campers will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world and the environment around them. Please bring a sack lunch, snacks and a sturdy hiking backpack with the ability to carry at least 2 liters of water each day. A supply list for the overnights will be provided before the start of camp. Instructors: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner
    Grades: 6 - 10
    June 19 – June 23, 2017 9:00am – 4:00pm (Monday and Tuesday)---
    Wednesday – Arrive at 9:00am and return Friday at 4:00pm
    Fee: $325


    Exploration Utah

    3-8 miles, 1500-3000ft elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with moderate outdoor experiences. Must have prior camping experience!

    Journey to heart of red rock country to discover hidden treasures! Start the adventure hiking your way through canyons, around domes and under bridges at Capital Reef National Park. Then we will visit Escalante National Monument to explore famous slot canyons and view some of the darkest night skies in the country! Learn leadership and team building skills, camping and hiking skills, and practice Leave No Trace techniques! All food and equipment will be provided. A detailed trip list will be provided before departure.
    Instructors: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner
    Grades: 5 - 9
    Depart Monday, June 26, 2017 at 8:00am – Return, Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5:00pm
    Fee: $525



    Water in the West

    3-8 miles, 1500-3000ft elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Hiking boots required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with moderate outdoor experiences. Must have prior camping & beginning backpacking experience.

    Join Mary Grodman from CS Outdoors and Amy Orchard, Education Specialist from the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum this week as we empower ourselves to become leaders for a shared planet. Learn how water usage impacts the flora, fauna and ecology of our region and outdoor survival skills as we prepare for a backpacking trip! During our travels, visit and camp at Fool Hollow State Park, Homolovi State Park, Petrified Forest National Park and backpack into magical Canyon de Chelley. Learn about the importance of water from the leaders of the Dine Tribe and discuss their roles in water allocation and protection. Hands-on research will give campers an awareness of the interdependency of all living things and create a sense of wonder surrounding the ecosystems of the Southwest.

    Students must have a proper backpack and be able to carry at least 20-25lbs on their backs. Food and tents will be provided. A detailed trip equipment list will be provided prior to departure.

    Instructors: Mary Grodman & Amy Orchard
    Grades: 8 - 12
    Depart Monday, July 10, 2017 at 8:00am
    Return, Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5:00pm
    Fee: $525


    Adventures in Sequoia (6-day trip)

    3-8 miles, 1500-3000ft elevation change. Moderate physical exertion sustained for longer periods of time. Supportive soled shoes required. No flat soled shoes permitted. Suitable for those with moderate outdoor experiences. Must have prior camping experience.

    Interested in BIG trees and HUGE canyons? Sequoia National Park won’t disappoint! Join CS Outdoors as we explore this extraordinary High Sierra ecosystem. Hike into glacial canyons, gaze up at sheer granite peaks, visit groves of giant trees and explore underground caves! We will discuss how to preserve and protect our wild places, learn leadership and team building skills, camping and hiking skills and practice Leave No Trace techniques! All food and equipment will be provided. A detailed trip list will be provided before departure.

    Instructors: Mary Grodman & Polly Tanner
    Grades: 5 - 9
    Depart Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:00am Return, Saturday, July 29, 2017 - ETA TBD

    Fee: $550


    Missoula Children's Theatre Presents: Cinderella

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents CINDERELLA, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother in this enchanting musical. When Cinderella’s stepsisters try to keep Cinderella from attending the ball, the Fairy Godmother enlists the help of the Mice and the Pumpkins and is able to transform Cinderella just in time for the big event. Also featured in the production are Cleo the Cat, Fido the Dog, the Lords and Ladies, the Town Criers, the King and the Beggars. Experience the unique twist the Missoula Children’s Theatre puts on this classic story.

    Registration is first-come, first-served, and every registered student will have a part in the play. Auditions for roles will take place on Monday. Every student must attend the audition.

    A complete schedule of rehearsals will be distributed after the audition. Your role will determine which rehearsal sessions you will attend.

    All rehearsal sessions are mandatory. A dress rehearsal and two public performances will conclude the week. All students must attend the dress rehearsal and both performances.

    Grades: K-11 June 26 - July 1 1:00 - 5:15pm

    Performances: Friday, June 30 at 7pm and Saturday, July 1 at 11am

    Fee: $170


    FOOTBALL CAMP

    Open Weight Training & Football Skills Camp

    9-11th Grade

    Monday - Thursday, May 30th-July 20th 4:00-7:30pm

    Join CFHS coaching staff in preparation for the upcoming football season. Learn skills with an emphasis on focused weight training for injury prevention and football improvement. Improve your athleticism, speed and overall performance on the field. Work in a variety of settings to enhance your abilities!

    Fee: $68


    DRIVER's EDUCATION
    Fee: A $25 registration fee is payable to Community Schools at the time of registration.
    If you will be 15 years and 6 months old by the class date and have your permit, you are eligible for driver’s education this trimester. Each session includes: eight hours of classroom instruction completed on one of the dates listed below and four, one and a half hour sessions of private behind-the-wheel segments. If you cancel, change or do not attend your Driver’s Education class, you must register for the class again.
    CLASS DATES, CHOOSE ONE:
    April 15 $335 fee is payable to the Academy of Driving
    Tuesday, June 13 & Thursday, June 15 -- $380 fee is payable to the Academy of Driving
    Tuesday July 11 and Thursday, July 13 --- $380 fee is payable to the Academy of Driving

    Download the Acadamy of Driving forms and send in with your payment at least 10 days prior to class.
    REGISTER NOW!

    SAT Prep
    Practice with real test questions, alleviate test anxiety, sharpen academic skills and manage your time more efficiently! Cambridge Educational Services will provide you with all the course materials to help you prepare for the May SAT. All grade levels welcome.
    Mondays, March 6 - May 1 --- 5:00pm-8:00pm
    Fee: $450 REGISTER NOW!

    Foothills Phil Logo

    Do you play an instrument? Want an excellent experience playing a variety of music from movie themes to popular classics? Come and join the Foothills Phil, Community School’s Intergenerational orchestra! We meet on Thursday evenings from 6:45 - 9:00 p.m. Contact Catherine Peterson, Foothills PHIL program coordinator, for further information at 209-7552 or email cpeterson@cfsd16.org

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