About The School  



7:30 am - 2:30 pm

 Student ID cards are to be in all MHS students possession at all times.  Students ID's are used for the following:

    1. Access to school bus
    2. Check out textbooks and library books
    3. ID cards can also be loaded with MySchoolBucks to purchase meals in our cafeteria

MHS provides all students with their initial ID card free at time of student check-in each year.  If your student loses their ID card, a $5.00 fee is required to purchase a new card in the bookstore.

We encourage promptness since tardies affect everyone and disrupt classroom time. Late students must report to the office. There we will issue students a "Tardy Slip" before they go to class.

When at all possible, please notify us when your child is absent by calling the front office. If we don’t hear from you by early morning, you’re likely to get a phone call from us. Students that have been absent must return with a note explaining the reason they were gone. An absence note is a must! Otherwise, we record your student's absence as "unexcused."

If you have 10 or more absences in any class this semester, you will lose credit for that class. You must fill out an appeal form if you want the administration to consider re-instatement of credit for those classes. The form is available in the attendance office. Don’t procrastinate! It is your responsibility to take care of this.

Yes, we certainly do. Parents, please remind your teens that riding the bus is a privilege and that we require best behavior at all times. Please arrive at your designated bus stop on time. If you ride the bus to school, you must ride it home. We require students to wear seatbelts and sit in assigned seats if the bus driver chooses to give specific seats. For more information on school bus safety, please read the district’s memo on school bus privileges.

Yes, but only if they live within one mile of campus. We are concerned for the safety of all students and ask all bike riders to be aware of their surroundings. Maricopa High School is not responsible for lost or damaged bikes.

Yes, we provide both breakfast and lunch. We also have free and reduced-price lunches for those who qualify. Just contact the front office for the papers you’ll need to fill out for these special lunch prices.

Students may choose to bring their own lunch to school if they wish, but we don’t allow students to order pizza and have it delivered on campus. 

We welcome students to pay for meals with cash, but we prefer that each student have a prepaid lunch account. You can register for an account  and monitor your balance at MySchoolBucks

Our district policy does not allow you to bring food from home for classroom parties and events. All food brought onto campus must come from the cafeteria, commercial institutions, or commercial food service stores (i.e., sandwich shops, pizza delivery places, etc.)

Yes. Visitors must call ahead and make an appointment to visit classrooms. We need to make sure that classes aren’t interrupted during important times like tests. When you arrive at school, please check in with the front office for your “Visitor Pass.”

Dances sponsored by Maricopa are for Maricopa students. Parents and faculty are welcome at all dances.

    • Students must show their student ID cards to purchase tickets and enter all dances.
    • Students may not leave the dance and re-enter.
    • We will not admit students within one hour before the dance ends.
    • All school rules and district policies are in effect.
    • Shirts, blouses, turtlenecks may only exceed one size larger than their fitted size.
    • Lower body articles must be hemmed and not frayed.
    • No type of head covering (i.e. baseball caps, cowboy hats, beanies, stocking hats/caps, do rags, skull caps, etc.) may be worn inside any classroom or building unless indicated by a School Spirit Days or for occupational safety headgear required for special classes.
    • Sunglasses may not be worn inside classrooms or buildings unless a note from a physician is provided to the Health Office.
    • Neither sleepwear nor beachwear are permitted, this includes footwear.
    • Bare feet are never acceptable; shoes must be worn at all times. Regulation J-2361 Proper footwear may be required for certain classes. Heelies are not allowed at any time.
    • Blankets are not to be brought to school.
    • Pocket chains, studded bracelets, dog collars, and other articles/accessories, which may be judged to be potentially harmful and/or could be used as a weapon are not permitted.
    • Jewelry used in conjunction with body piercing such as nose rings, studs, tongue studs, eyebrow rings, chin studs, ear gauging, belly piercing, etc. are prohibited and may not be visible.
    • Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard to self and/or others. Regulation J-2361
    • Articles of clothing, buttons or badges may not be worn if it contains the following:offensive, obscene, vulgar words, phrases, or illustrations; derogatory statements toward the purpose of education, political, religious, racial, or national groups; references to drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence, negative grouping; inappropriate sexual references; and/or advertises any product or service not permitted to minors by law (i.e. Alcohol/tobacco companies, Playboy bunny, etc.) Policy JICA-R/Regulation J-2361
    • Shorts, skirts and skorts will extend to at least mid-thigh while standing or sitting and must follow the same guidelines when worn with leggings. Leggings worn alone are not permitted.
    • No plunging necklines. The neckline of shirts or blouses may not extend beyond the student’s hand when the hand is placed below the student’s collarbone.
    • Muscle shirts, tank tops and off the shoulder tops are not permissible.
    • Tattoos must be covered and hidden from view – permanent and temporary.
    • Undergarments must not be visible at any time.
    • Bare midriffs, halter/tube tops, and spaghetti straps are not acceptable past the third (3rd) grade. Regulation J-2361
    • All clothing must be of sufficient density that the body cannot be seen through the clothing.
    • No sagging. Slacks, pants, skirts, shorts and skort

Please label all prescription medications and keep them in the school health office. Only our school nurse will give the medicine to a student. Prescription medicines must be prescribed by a doctor and have documentation telling how much and how often the student must take the medicine. Please be sure to contact the health office ahead of time if you want your child taking over-the-counter medicines, too.

Maricopa and all other schools in the district use the following percentage scale to award grades.

A    90-100%             Exceeding the standard
B    80-89%               Meeting the standard
C    70-79%               Barely meeting the standard
D    60-69%              Approaching the standard
F    59% & below        Falls far below standard

We send report cards home at the end of every nine-week grading period.

The lost and found shares its home with the student bookstore. Check there first for any missing items. We encourage students to write their name on their possessions.

The library is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Our Mission

Maricopa High School is a fast growing, comprehensive high school serving close to 1,597 students! We may seem large, but we’ve been around for over 50 years. Our outstanding academic, extracurricular, and service record speaks for the quality of our school and the education we offer.

We have a large number of advanced placement courses, fine arts courses, and career and technical education courses, as well as standard core classes. Students can earn one of two types of diplomas: a regular diploma or a scholastic diploma. We have 16 athletic programs, and we compete in the 4A Region for sports.

Programs and Resources

ESL Business Computer Lab
Fine Arts Media-Tech Lab
Athletics ITV Classroom
Clubs Media Center
Alternative Education  
Extracurricular Programs  
Guidance & Counseling Services  
Advanced Placement & Honors Courses  

Mission Statement

Maricopa High School: preparing today's learners for tomorrow's opportunities.

Vision Statement

School Environment

Maricopa High School will provide a safe, respectful, and inviting educational environment through:

  • A culture of trust and community for all.
  • Positive interactions between staff and students.
  • Teacher to student mentoring.
  • Collaboration through professional learning communities and peer mentoring.
  • Quality instruction with academic rigor and relevance.
  • Consistent enforcement of attendance and discipline policies.
  • Cooperation with community agencies and resources.


Academic Performance

All Maricopa High School students will:

  • Meet high academic standards through active participation in the curriculum.
  • Develop a career plan and pathway to provide a beneficial transition beyond high school.
  • Contribute to and maintain a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Ensure and respect the rights of others.

All staff will:

  • Offer a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Interact and communicate appropriately with all students, parents, and community members.
  • Present a comprehensive, coordinated curriculum.
  • Make full and efficient use of instructional time.
  • Evaluate student performance using multiple assessment methods.
  • Provide prompt feedback to students and parents.
  • Promote opportunities for extended application of learning beyond the classroom.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and review curriculum based on student needs.


In order to accomplish our vision, Maricopa High School will:

  • Make all decisions based on what is best for students and their education.
  • Recognize and celebrate student and staff accomplishments.
  • Continuously and consciously strive to pursue our vision.
  • Value staff participation in the decision making process.
  • Provide staff and students the support necessary to achieve our vision.
  • Ensure meaningful staff development.
  • Communicate appropriately within the district and community.

Our Beliefs

The Maricopa School Community prepares life long learners and is totally committed, accepting, giving, and forgiving. Our staff is committed to student excellence. Our students are engaged in learning environments that assure continued achievement in school and throughout their lives. We believe that all students can learn. Students should know it is their job to learn.

Our Goals

All students will improve their academic achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Policy against Discrimination

It is the policy of Maricopa High School not to discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disabilities. This policy shall be followed in the operation of its educational programs and activities, recruitment, admissions, employment practices, and other educational services.