Verrado High School is an innovative school based upon the recommendations for school reform found in Breaking Ranks II. Verrado opened in 2006 and focuses on promoting rigor through a relevant curriculum and positive relationships. Verrado supports the Agua Fria High School District's mission of "All Students College Ready".Verrado High School is the district's fourth high school. The district's second "Green" school, Verrado High features a smaller learning community of four houses within the school which provides an open learning environment where experiential learning opportunities abound. It is a comprehensive high school with full academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. VHS has Career and Technical Education programs in Sports Medicine, Television Production and Pre-Engineering.
For the third year in a row Verrado High School makes The Washington Post's list of America's Most Challenging High SchoolsVerrado High School makes Newsweek's listof America's Best High Schools for 2013
Verrado High School Recognized as an A+ School of Excellence™