Verrado High School:
Verrado is an innovative, comprehensive high school founded upon the recommendations for school reform found in Breacking Ranks II and located in the Agua Fria Union High School District. As one of five high schools in the district, Verrado has seen tremendous growth since it opened with a freshman class in the fall of 2006. VHS prides itself on being a Project Based Learning School, and we work to prepare our students to be leaders in the 4 C’s--Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. We work to provide an inclusive environment for all students and staff as we work each day to cultivate the belief that everyone in our building has a purpose and is important--ONE VERRADO!
Verrado High School is accredited by the North Central Association.
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- Verrado is recognized as an A+ School of Excellence (2013-2016).
- Verrado is listed as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools in the Washington Post Challenge Index (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).
- Verrado is listed as one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek (2013, 2014, 2015).
- Verrado is listed as one of America’s Best High Schools by US News & World Report (2019, 2020).
- Verrado is a nationally recognized Unified Champion School by Special Olympics Arizona (2020).
- Verrado athletic department was awarded the Tony Komadina award for its female athletic programs (2015-2016).
- Verrado Film & TV students have been awarded 6 Student Production Awards from the Rocky Mountain Emmy Association.