Welcome to the Web site of Gila Ridge High School, home of the Hawks. We are the newest school in the Yuma Union High School District. We hope you'll take some time to browse through our Web site. Be sure to see what's planned by visiting our School Calendar, enjoy the many Web resources on our Helpful Links pages, or meet our staff. You can also find answers to your questions, by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page. Of course, if you have any comments or don't find your answers here, please Contact Us.
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Welcome to Gila Ridge High School!
Thank you for visiting the Gila Ridge High School website. Gila Ridge is in its eighth year of operation, and we are looking forward to an amazing year!
We will continue our implementation of Ready Now Yuma, which includes the Cambridge curriculum for all of our students, as well as AVID and advanced placement courses, both of which Gila Ridge has offered for many years. Ready Now Yuma encompasses all instructional programs designed to challenge, support, and prepare our students to be academically and technologically ready for college and careers by the time they graduate from high school.
Gila Ridge High School is a collaborative academic community. Our school functions as a professional learning community. Our faculty works together to develop curriculum, instructional units, and assessments. This practice allows our students to benefit from an aligned curriculum and a cohesive instructional plan. The shared vision of the faculty is the success and achievement of every student. Our students’ results on state standards of achievement continue to improve each year. We are looking forward to continuing that trend.
The student population at Gila Ridge boasts accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. There are more than 40 active clubs on campus, several of them compete at both the state and national levels. Gila Ridge also offers a full complement of athletic activities for our students. The talents of our students continue to amaze us, as they continue to excel academically, as well as in the areas of fine arts, technology, and athletics.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Hawk community, including faculty, staff, students, and parents, as well as our larger Yuma community, for supporting Gila Ridge High School. We are extremely fortunate to have such an amazing contingent of people to assist us in encouraging our students in so many areas. It is our commitment to become better every day, and to model our values of respect, responsibility, and integrity.
As always, it is a great day to be a Hawk!
Dr. Suzanne R. Alka