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Many different academic tracks are offered for students to meet their needs. The first is the basic track which helps the student to take classes that interest them and allow a wide variety with no added weight in GPA. Another track is the honors program which offers somewhat of a harder work load and helps to boost the student's GPA by weighting the grades more. The last track is the Advanced Placement (AP) program which offers college level classes and college credit for those that apply. This track weights the grades the same as an honors class, but allows the student to leave high school with a certain number of college credits already to their name. All students may take a mixture of basic, honors and AP if they wish.
Peoria High School has more than 95% of its students graduate after four years. The graduation ceremony takes place at the University of Phoenix Stadium, which is located in the neighboring city of Glendale.
A major club on campus is the Student Council. The Student Council is a very active club around campus. Some of the council's functions include promoting school spirit by planning spirit weeks, pep rallies, dances, homecoming and the prom. Student Council includes freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Freshmen elections take place in December. All other elections are held at the end of each year for the following year.
Starting with the 2009-2010 season, the PHS Marching Band and music program is under the direction of Chris Pierson, who comes from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. The Division II band program is well respected, with the symphonic band receiving a superior rating with distinction at the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director's Association concert festival in Spring 2009.
A nationally recognized program at Peoria is that of agriculture. As one of the only agriculture programs in Arizona, it continues to flourish. Every year, the students plan a 2 day conference for students throughout the state to attend.
The Peoria Dance Theatre is a club for females and males who are skilled in all forms of dance. The club holds a dance concert for the community and school twice a year: one in the winter and one in the spring. To join, one must audition for the program, which traditionally occurs in the early spring for the following year.
Originally designed for minority students, this engineering club is nationally recognized for its excellence and attention to detail. No longer for minority students, anyone may join, regardless of race or year in school.
In the 1980s, Peoria was one of the most dominant and successful athletics programs in Arizona. State Championships included Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Softball, Men's Baseball, Football and Wrestling.
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