San Carlos Secondary School

Welcome to San Carlos Secondary, home of the Braves. We are proud of our school and all of the people who help to make it great. Please take the opportunity to browse our page for information about our school policies, programs, curriculum, and teachers, and as always, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

New State Graduation Requirement

A new law went into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that any student who wants to graduate from high school or earn a GED must past the Arizona Civics Test. This test is the same as the test given by the U.S. Immigration Service. It has 100 questions about the history of the United States, our government, and our culture. Students must correctly answer at least 60 of the questions to pass.

The test is offered to all juniors and seniors at San Carlos Secondary and Alternative Schools. Students will have five opportunities during the year to take the test. Students may retake the test as many times as necessary. Anyone who wants to earn a GED may contact the district office to schedule a date to take the test.

As of October 1, 53 students at the secondary and 27 students at the alternative school have passed the test. That means that 50% of the junior and senior classes have already passed the test this year and are eligible to graduate.

Study materials for the exam, including the exact questions and answers, are available on the Study for the Test page at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.