February 1st, 2016 is the deadline for prospective families to submit enrollment applications to City High School for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications received on or before 2/1/16 will be considered in the CHS enrollment lottery. Visit the Enrollment section of the City High School website for more information. We encourage all of our PFFS 8th graders to consider CHS for their 9th thru 12th grade experience. You will not regret it.
The end of the ‘Open Enrollment’ period for the two Paulo Freire schools is March 15th. All current 6th and 7th graders who intend to come back next year must enroll for the 2016-2017 school year. Please enroll online at PFFS-Downtown Enroll or at PFFS-University Enroll before 3/15 or your spot in next year’s student body will be offered to a new enrollee.
These are exciting times for the school communities of PFFS-Downtown, PFFS-University, and City High School. On July 1, 2016 the charters of the two Paulo Freire middle schools will be transferred to CITY Center for Collaborative Learning and will join City High School as three unique, demonstration learning environments – integral to the work of CITY Center to provide support to the larger Tucson public school community.
Being an integral part of an organization like CITY Center, whose mission is to transform teaching and learning in Tucson and beyond, fulfills the original purpose of these small public schools. Each of these three schools was founded by public school teacher leaders who wanted to create innovative learning environments that would have a powerful impact on the larger public school community. Each of these schools has (from their inceptions) been providing professional development to other public educators. It is important to note that this was the ‘original’ vision behind the idea of forming public charter schools in America. And at PFFS-D, PFFS-U, and CHS we are making that vision a reality through CITY Center for Collaborative Learning.
CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is “an education nonprofit dedicated to designing, implementing, and advancing exemplary practices in teaching and learning that transform the lives of young people and their educators. We offer research-based professional development and community engagement experiences for teachers, educational leaders, community partners, schools, and district teams, including guided observations of demonstration learning environments, workshops, and coaching/consulting.”