Hawk News

We are very proud of our students and staff and their accomplishments, so we’ve created this page to use our bragging rights! Here you’ll find all the latest news about what our Hawks have been up to, from honors and athletic victories to upcoming events and performances. You will also find helpful and informative articles written with student success in mind. Stay tuned!


Yearbooks are now available for purchase in the bookstore for $60. Don't miss out on this opportunity to preserve your school memories, and buy now!

Buy the yearbook! $60 on the bookstore.

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is on Thursday, May 23. We will release all students at 1:15 p.m. It has been a wonderful school year, and we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer!

2019–2020 School Year Scheduling Days

Please mark your calendars to prepare for the next school year. Scheduling details are as follows daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • 12th Grade: Monday, July 22
  • 11th Grade: Tuesday, July 23
  • 10th Grade: Wednesday, July 24
  • 9th grade: Thursday, July 25
  • Make-Up Day: Friday, July 26

The first day of classes is on Monday, August 5.

Back to School Blitz

We invite all registered Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District kindergarten through 12th grade students to our back to school blitz on Saturday, July 27 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Calabasas School cafeteria. The mission of this event is to help our district families better prepare their children for the first day of school. We hope to see you there!

Summer School

If your child failed one or more classes, he or she must take summer school to graduate on time. We provide bus transportation, breakfast, and lunch at no additional charge. If your student would like to get ahead in credits, he or she can take P.E. (elective credit) or Spanish (foreign language credit). No other classes are available to get ahead in credits.

  • Session 1: May 29 to June 7
  • Session 2: June 11 to June 20
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $100 for each ½ credit earned

We will accept registration until Tuesday, May 28 for the first session and Monday, June 10 for the second session. Classes fill quickly, so register today at the RRHS bookstore. Payment must accompany the registration form. We will accept partial payments to reserve your place in summer school. We do require payment in full before each session starts. We will assign the class based on your student’s needs; you do not need to choose their class. If you have further questions, please contact Teresa Potter by email.   

Our goal is that all students are on track to graduate because we are a C2G school! "Commitment to graduate."

Thank you for your support,
Rio Rico High School Counselors

New CTE Program

Did you know that Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is starting a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program at the Green Valley Cooling and Heating training center this upcoming 2019-2020 school year? We are looking forward to offering this program to Rio Rico High School students! For more information about this great opportunity, please visit our CTE page

Civics Testing

The civics test is a graduation requirement from the state of Arizona. Students must score 60% or higher to pass, and we will mail home the results from this test. Visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website for an official list of the 100 civics questions on the naturalization test and free study materials in English and Español.

Planning For College - Junior Year

Are you planning on attending college? Looking for scholarships? Need more information? Please visit our Plan for Success page for more information.

Scholarship List

Our scholarship list is now available online! We invite you to view it through this scholarship link.


INROADS is a nationwide organization that started 46 years ago. We specialize in a leadership professional program for college students to provide a pipeline of talented, young, diverse leaders. The program is comprised of a paid, professional summer internship experience, mentoring, and coaching, community service, and leadership development training. Our ultimate goal is to have these students receive a full-time job offer upon graduation from their sponsoring company. Our mission is to help those under-served students get access to professional experience. Please see the recruitment flyer for additional information.