• Dragon Start Days (9 AM)

    January 7, 14, 28
    February 4, 11, 25
    March 4, 11
    April 1, 8, 22, 29
    May 6, 13 

    ACT Testing (Juniors)
    April 28

    Special Late Start (10:10)
    April 29

    Honors & Awards

    Seniors' Last Day
    May  15

    Semester Exams
    May 19 & 20
    May 20
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Bioscience High School offers a full, integrated curriculum with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students participate in innovative learning environments that include team-teaching, use of technology, and student-centered learning.  Instructors design lessons with collaborative efforts, and integration across multiple disciplines is a common theme found in every course offered. Bioscience High School develops specific upperclassmen pathway courses that are tailored to student interests, some of which include, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, biotechnology, engineering, and forensics.   In addition, strong humanities, arts, and fitness curricula are offered to promote well-rounded learning experiences for students. 
Mision* Statement:
BHS provides a rigorous, collaborative, and relevant academic program emphasizing an innovative, problem-based curriculum that develops literacy  in the sciences, mathematics, and the arts, thus cultivating critical thinkers, creative  problem-solvers, and compassionate citizens, who are able to thrive in our increasingly complex and technological communities.
*Mision = mission + vision 

School News

  • Senior Exhibitions of Learning

    Please join us for our Annual Exhibitions of Learning. The seniors will be presenting their Senior Studio Project during the morning on Tuesday, May 5, Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7. You are welcome to join us in the audience. If you are interested in serving on a feedback panel for the presentations, please contact Lynn Palacios (

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  • 8th Annual Evening of the Arts

    You are cordially invited to attend Phoenix Union Bioscience High School’s 8th Annual Evening of the Arts April 17, 2015, from 5-8 pm. The evening will showcase artwork from our creative students, along with spoken word and performance art. Please join us in honoring our students! Refreshments on the 2nd floor will be served.

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  • Important Safety Information

    Dear Parents/Guardians: This letter is a reminder to parents and students to take precautions coming to and from school. We believe it is important to inform parents about any incident that could impact our campus and students. In recent weeks, we have had reports from students about attempted thefts or abductions while traveling to or from school. If you experience anything like this, please let an adult on campus know. We can help contact police, and depending on location, alert our sister schools and partner elementary schools in the vicinity to any possible threat. With many of our students coming from great distances, they may leave home when it is still dark, and with after-school activities, they often come home later. [Read more by clicking on the headline.]

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  • BHS Ranks 4th Among AZ High Schools

    In Niche's 2015 school rankings, Bioscience High School was ranked 4th for Arizona Public High Schools. Information regarding the criteria and methodology are available on the site (link available in full article). "Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly."

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  • UPDATED: Site Council Update & Meeting Notes

    September's Site Council meeting notes are available by clicking on the link included below. Future council meeting notes will be added to this document, as well. (Original) Thursday evening we held our first Bioscience Site Council meeting for the 2014-2015 academic year. This message is a thank you to all of you who were able to attend, and an update for those who were not able to join us. The purpose of our Site Council is to engage in dialogue and discussion about critical issues facing the school and our Mision. For more information, click on the headline above.

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  • NCLB - The Parent's Right to Know Teacher Qualifications

    As a parent/guardian of a Bioscience High School student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher who instructs your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.

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  • Smart Snacks: USDA's Standards for School Snacks

    USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food. Click headline for more info.

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  • Learning Lab

    With another exciting year underway, the Bioscience staff is pleased to announce the opening of our “Learning Lab” every day from 2:35-3:30. The Learning Lab will serve students' academic needs in multiple areas: a collaborative area for group work, a quiet area for independent work, multiple content specific areas for student questions and extra time with specific teachers. The Learning Lab will be open daily (Monday-Friday), and all Bioscience students are expected to take advantage of the opportunity. For more information, click on the headline above.

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  • One of the Most Amazing High School Campuses in the World

    “High school campuses not only function as important places for students, they often act as gathering points for entire communities. These 30 high school campuses are the crème de la crème, all awe-inspiring and all offering incredible opportunities for the attending students,” said James Arney, chief author and researcher for the list.

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  • Parent Workshop Materials

    We will post materials from Parent Workshops on our website. Please use the Parent tab above and follow the link for Parent Workshops. Please check back following scheduled workshops for access to presentations and handouts.

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  • NCLB Message

    In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, we would like you to know that you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teachers. Specifically, you may request the following...[click the message title to read more]

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  • Enroll at Bioscience

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District News

  • OPEN ENROLLMENT is Available! Our high schools have it all – more classes, more specialized programs, more support and more opportunities than any other school district.  Make new friends and hang with your old friends; create memories; EXPAND your horizons; EXPLORE your future; EXPRESS yourself and EXCEED your expectations.  This is an exciting time for you.  Our job is to prepare every student for success in college, career and life.  Your job is to take advantage of all Phoenix Union has to offer.  ENROLL with us and you’ll have the EXPERIENCE of a Lifetime.To apply online or download the form, please visit Apply Today!
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  • Connect2Compete
    Cox Communications is offering high speed internet for $9.95 per month for qualifying Phoenix Union Families. To see if you qualify, visit
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DOuble-Helix Dragon  
512 E. Pierce St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 
602.764.5699 (fax) 
Principal: Dr. DeeDee Falls
Mascot: Double-Helix Dragon
School Colors: Purple and Green
Year School Opened: 2006
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