Welcome to Tempe Union High School District's Return to School Plan

  • Updated: September 9, 2020, at 12:08 PM

    At this time, Tempe Union will offer two options to students for Fall 2020. (PDF)

    Both the In-Person option and Tempe Union Online take into consideration the guidelines provided by the CDC, the Governor's office, and the Arizona Department of Education, as well as the health, safety, and well-being of everyone involved with the educational experience of our students. Both options allow for students and teachers to make meaningful connections, and maximize student learning opportunities. Additionally, in the In-Person option, parents will have the flexibility to determine when they feel comfortable with their students returning to campus.

    To enroll in either Tempe Union In-Person or Tempe Union Online for your student, follow one of the provided pathways below.

    For a list of additional frequently asked questions, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

  • Tempe Union In-person learning Btn

    The In-Person option allows students to maintain their high school schedule based on their learning needs and elective choices including AP and Dual Enrollment. Classes will begin virtually on August 3. At this time, Governor Ducey's Executive Order delays in-person instruction until August 17. With the safety of our students, teachers and staff and their families as a priority, TUHSD will work in partnership with our state officials to determine the in-person start date. Parents have the flexibility to keep their students in virtual mode until they feel comfortable with their student returning to campus.

    If you have already enrolled for the 2020–2021 school year, and plan on doing in-person instruction for Fall 2020, you do not need to enroll again.

    If you have not already enrolled, please click here for further information.

  • Tempe Union Online

    Students who wish to attend school in an online environment will have the opportunity to enroll in the Tempe Union Online program. All instruction is online and students receive feedback from their online instructor. In addition, students may schedule to attend online labs at their home schools to work on their online classes or work with teachers 1:1 during their online office hours daily. Classes will begin on August 3.

    Fully online students will be taking 3 semester classes every 9 weeks, allowing them to complete the full 6 classes in a semester. Students will have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities at their home school as they are available.

Academic FAQ

  • How long will Tempe Union remain in virtual learning mode?

  • How will students/parents know what is expected of them academically?

  • How will teachers know what to teach?

  • How will student attendance be reported?

  • How will teachers address the learning gaps?

  • How is the In-Person model (in virtual mode) different from the fourth quarter online experience?

  • How will my student be graded?

  • How will school meals be offered for breakfast and lunch?

  • How will schools provide social-emotional support?

  • What are some of the other ways that TUHSD has invested in supporting our students during this critical time?

  • How will services be provided to special education students in either model available?

  • My child does not have access to a laptop or other computer. Will we be able to check out a laptop?

  • I don’t have Wifi at my current residence. What are my options?

  • Will there be any technical support for students and parents?

  • Will my student be able to attend EVIT?

  • Will there be changes to Dual Enrollment programs?

  • How will parents/students be updated?

  • Who should I speak with if I have additional questions?

TUHSD online School Transfer Credits

  • Acceptance of transfer credits from sources outside the Tempe Union High School District is not automatic. It is recommended that students meet with their counselor before enrolling in courses outside TUHSD to determine what process must be followed, and to clarify how the credit will be accepted. Beginning with school year 2017-2018, online courses from non-TUHSD accredited high schools are accepted by TUHSD as elective credit only.