January 16 07:02 2019

Amphitheater High School could not be more proud of our ambitious students who set out to prepare themselves for the demands of Advanced Placement classes. These students did this by entering the Cambridge Academy program and 18 were able to successfully make their way through the course.  At the beginning, the program can be challenging for students, but this pays off as they work with staff and learn to manage the demands of the classes and begin to gain superior learning and study skills that help prepare them for advanced curriculum to come.

Offered to 9th and 10th grade students, and only at Amphitheater High School, the Cambridge Academy consists of a series of coursework taken to prepare students for Advanced Placement classes during junior and senior years. The program is based on the University of Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum and assessments. Students who complete courses and pass the required assessments qualify for the Grand Canyon Diploma. This diploma program gives students the option to graduate from the Academy after their 10th-grade year and provides students with guaranteed admittance into the community college system.

The Cambridge Academy is designed around the following sequence of courses:

To learn more and get a better understanding of the program, watch this video of Amphitheater High students and staff sharing their experiences and thoughts about Cambridge Academy. Or contact Principal Jon Lansa at Amphitheater High School for more information about the program at (520) 696-5372.


Amphitheater schools and facilities are places where students thrive academically; places parents want their children to go; places where highly skilled people work; and places community members respect because of the high student achievement, caring environment, and focus on individual needs. Amphitheater students excel academically because students are taught by highly qualified staff, including the Air Force Association Arizona STEM Teacher of the Year, 40 National Board Certified teachers, a finalist for Outstanding High School Faculty Award, the Arizona Earth Science Teacher of the Year and more. Amphitheater Public Schools are home to the Academic Decathlon 2018 State Champions (5th consecutive year), the AZ Central Unified Athlete of the Year, 55 Southern Arizona Science and Engineering Fair winners, and state winners of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Amphitheater also offers tremendous programs for all students, meeting them where they currently are and helping them achieve their highest possible success.

We invite you to explore all Amphitheater Public Schools has to offer, from Preschool through 12th Grade by visiting Amphitheater Public School District home page.  As well as on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram @Amphischools. #DiscoverAmphi.

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