Welcome to Tempe Union's Innovation Center

  • Tempe Union High School District is pleased to introduce The Innovation Center, a program where future-ready learners are inspired to engage in authentic, problem-based experiences. This dynamic program is a collaborative opportunity that includes our six District high schools. The Innovation Center students choose from a pool of initiatives suggested by local and global industry, community and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies to address real-world problems and present viable solutions. The Innovation Center student will develop the transversal competencies necessary for success in the local and global marketplace. In addition, students will earn credits towards graduation while participating in this exciting learning experience.


    Please join us on August 17th or 18th for a highly interactive session about our new and dynamic TUHSD Innovation Center. This Center is designed to prepare future-ready problem solvers who exhibit resilience, agility, integrity, initiative, and empathy. We are eager to explore mutually beneficial relationships with you, our leading community business and organization partners. For more information about this exciting event, please contact Dr. Christine Barela at CBarela@TempeUnion.org.

Portrait of an Innovation Leader and Learner

The [IN]NOVATION Center Contact

  • Dr. Christine Barela
    Executive Director, Innovation Programs
    480-752-3560 x30101

    Interested in getting involved? 
    Please email: CBarela@TempeUnion.org

  • Tempe Union High School District is pleased to introduce The Innovation Center, a program where future-ready learners are inspired to engage in authentic, problem-based experiences. This dynamic program is a collaborative opportunity that includes our six District high schools. The Innovation Center students choose from a pool of initiatives suggested by local and global industry, community and nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies to address real-world problems and present viable solutions. The Innovation Center student will develop the transversal competencies necessary for success in the local and global marketplace. In addition, students will earn credits towards graduation while participating in this exciting learning experience.

Meet Our TEAM

TUHSD Innovation Center | Presentation