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Academic Recognition

Academic Letters  

Academic Letters will be awarded to the top students at Marcos de Niza High School.  These letters are similar to the athletic letter and will have Academic written on the front.  In order to be awarded to the student, the following criteria must be met:

Sophomores:   A 3.8 cumulative grade point average or be in the top 5% at the end of the 4th semester  
Juniors: A 3.8 cumulative grade point average or be in the top 8% at the end of the 6th semester
Seniors: A 3.8 cumulative grade point average or be in the top 10% of the class at the end of the 7th semester.

1.  Only one letter will be awarded while at Marcos de Niza High School.
2.  The student must make a written application to the Principal for this award with a copy of his / her transcript attached  for verification.

Principal's Honor Roll  

Students are considered to be on the Principal's Honor Roll if they have a G.P.A. of 3.8 or above each semester.

Honor Roll  

Students are considered to be on the Honor Roll if they have a G.P.A. of 3.5-3.79 each semester.

Padre Renaissance  

Padre Renaissance is an incentive program that recognizes students for academic excellence, exemplary behavior and good attendance.  It rewards students with prizes and invitations to special events.  The program also sponsors the Vic Sanchez Scholarship Award, named after a past MdN principal who left a legacy of pride and respect. 

Honors Assembly  

Students who have earned scholarships during the year are recognized at an evening award ceremony in May.

Wall of Fame  

Students who meet specific criteria are recognized on the Wall of Fame.


Marcos de Niza Statistics

*School Accreditation: AdvancED / NCA
*NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers: 100%
*Enrollment: 1686
*Gifted Students: 85
*College Bound Graduates: 94%
*1 National Merit
*12 AP Courses & Exams
*18 Honors Classes
*25 Dual Enrollment courses through Rio Salado Community College
*AA & AGEC-A Degrees
*Competitive Athletics
*Stellar Fine Arts & Elective Programs
*Academic Decathlon Program
*Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business Partnership
*We the People Program

 

 

Important Contacts

Main Office: 480-838-3200
Attendance: 480-730-7659
Activities Office: 480-730-7656
Athletics Office: 480-730-7655
Guidance Office: 480-730-7630
School Nurse: 480-730-7645
Bookstore: 480-730-7640
SPED Department: 480-730-7636
 

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Marcos de Niza High School ● 6000 S. Lakeshore Dr. ● Tempe, AZ 85283 ● (480) 838-3200