Tucson's Vocational Charter High School
Pima Vocational High School (PVHS) is a public charter school that welcomes youth ages 16 to 21 who want to meet Arizona State requirements for a high school diploma and obtain a sustainable job through career oriented work experience in an applied academic setting. Our program targets students who have previously dropped out of school or are at risk of not completing high school and provides on-site supportive social services to enable the students to take responsibility for their own education, career and life choices. Our comprehensive programs are provided within a small school learning community utilizing best practices for reconnecting out-of-school youth.
“The small community-like atmosphere helped me keep my focus on attaining my high school diploma. The staff, especially, kept an eye on everyone’s individual progress and took the time to make sure we were doing what we needed to do in order to meet our goals. I went through several personal family problems; one in particular left me without the means of getting to school or having a roof over my head. PVHS was able to help get me in contact with Youth On Their Own, and I was able to continue to make school my number one priority.”
News & Events at PVHS
Please check out our distance Learning plan Here
Youth One Stop Opportunities
Good news PVHS students! The Pima County Youth One Stop has 15 lap tops available for use at their location during our school hours. Their address is: 320 N. Commerce Park Loop. They are in the Sentinel Building, 2nd floor. If you get lost, their phone number is 724-9649. No appointment necessary!
Buses are still free! Please contact us for specific questions about bus routes. You will need to have a mask or they can give you one. You will have your temperature checked at the door. You must be in proper dress code - black, grey or white t-shirt. This option is now available for any PVHS student who needs to use a laptop.
P.S. They may offer you a snack if you're hungry!
*Check out the youth employment center here*
PVHS in the news!
KGUN9 (June 2018)
KVOA (December 2017)
article on pVHS graduate and Teals program (August 2019)
congratulations class of june 2020!
Pima Vocational High School began the new School year on July 20th. right now we are completely online through Google Classroom and Google Meet.
Please call (520) 724-9745 for more information and to enroll for session 2 beginning September 9th. we are currently following CDC, State and local guidelines as to when it will be safe to re-open for on-campus learning.
AS ALWAYS, WE WILL UPDATE THE WEBSITE ONCE WE KNOW MORE.
please note: Youth Specialists are on-site for any emergency or mental health needs you may have. please don't hesitate to call Joel brown: (520) 724-9741 or Tria Aronow: (520) 724-9402.
NEW: Invitation to speak with our administrators! Would you like to set up a meeting? Do you have questions? Our Program Coordinator, Leslie Laird, and our Director, Michele Ray, would be happy to set something up.
Our TWO Tucson Locations:
175 W. Irvington Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85714
5025 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743
CLICK HERE to see our Pima County Performance Dashboard
Average Teacher Salary
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2020: $48,235
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2019: $45,938
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2019: $2,297
4. Percentage increase: 5.0%