At Shadow Ridge High School students are provided outstanding experiences in a variety of classrooms that meet their needs and interests. The school is recognized as an “A” School by the Arizona Department of Education and is listed in US News and World Reports top high schools in Arizona. Furthermore, Shadow Ridge was named an A+ School of Excellence by the AZ Educational Foundation and is accredited by Cognia. In addition to the general curriculum, Shadow Ridge offers Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment programs in order to push students to meet the demands of college all while attending high school.
English - 4 credits
(English 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8)
Math - 4 credits
(Algebra 1-2, Geometry 1-2, Algebra 3-4 and one additional math course)
Science - 3 credits
Social Studies - 3 credits
(World History, U.S./Arizona History 1-2, U.S. & Arizona Government (.5), Economics (.5))
P.E./Health - 1 credit
Fine Arts or CTE - 1 credit
Electives - 6 credits
Total 22 credits
*Students must pass the Civics Test and CPR Requirements in order to graduate*
Shadow Ridge uses the myPerspectives curriculum by SAVVAS for the instruction of English. The school requires four credits of English for students to graduate (English 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8). Additional English course offerings can include AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, Dual Enrollment ENG 101 and 102, and such electives as Speech and Debate, Creative Writing, Mythology, and Philosophy.
Shadow Ridge High School uses the McGraw Hill Networks curriculum for the instruction of Social Studies. The school requires 3 credits of Social Studies for students to graduate (World History, United States History, United States Government .5 credit, and Economics .5 credit). Additional Social Studies course offerings can include AP Courses, and such electives as U.S. Justice System, and Psychology.
Shadow Ridge High School uses the Illustrative Mathematic curriculum delivered by McGraw Hill for the instruction of Algebra 1-2, Geometry and Algebra 3-4. The school requires four credits of Mathematics to graduate, one of which must be above the Algebra 3-4 level, which could include: Financial Mathematics, College Algebra, Precalculus Honors, AP Statistics or AP Calculus.
Shadow Ridge High School requires 3 lab science credits for graduation. Course options include; Integrated Science, Conceptual Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Physics 1-2. Biology and Chemistry curriculum is delivered via the HMH platform. Conceptual Physics and Physical Science curriculum is provided by Pearson/Savvas. Environmental Science curriculum utilizes Cengage. Physics 1-2 uses McGraw Hill curriculum. Integrated Science uses both Pearson/Savvas and HMH curriculum resources.
Please note that course offerings are subject to change based on student interest and teacher availability. Please check with your counselor for the most up-to-date offerings available. For a more comprehensive list of potential classes available, please view the Course Selection Guide.
Engineering students in this field will explore careers in technology, industry, and engineering. Students will explore entry, semi-professional, and professional levels of careers through hands-on projects in the area of engineering (transportation, electrical, mechanical, civil, power and construction). They will also participate in class activities and projects and hear speakers in the areas of engineering technology and industrial careers. Courses include: Engineering 1-2, 3-4 and Engineering 5-6, 7-8 Honors, Engineering Internship.Learn More