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Why SOCUSD?

Why SOCUSD?

Sedona at Dusk 
Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District is a family with the motto "One District, One Team." In the small rural district, students have abundant opportunities to shine and experience activities, athletics, and clubs that they may not be able to in larger districts. SOCUSD is unique because of the strong community support and willingness to provide extraordinary enrichment for all students. The facilities are outstanding, complete with Red Rock views and adventure at every turn. 
 
Profile of the District
Residents of Coconino and Yavapai counties voted to form a new school district. This 93% voter approval resulted in the creation of the Sedona-Oak Creek Joint Unified School District No. 9 in fiscal year 1991-92. The District was formed from a portion of Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary School District No. 6 of Yavapai County, Arizona; Mingus Union High School District No. 4 of Yavapai County, Arizona; and Flagstaff Unified School District No. 1 of Coconino County, Arizona. The District is located in both Yavapai and Coconino counties. It provides a program of public education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, with total enrollment of 767 students. The projected enrollment for fiscal year 2020-21 is 737. 
 
Sedona Red Rock Junior/Senior High School was opened in September 1994 and graduated its first senior class in the 1996-1997 school year. Sedona Red Rock High School is a performance based school with a high level of personalization and a strong, integrated, core curriculum, where students demonstrate what they know and are able to do. We operate with the mission to acknowledge personal achievement, encourage intellectual growth, foster physical and emotional wellbeing, and instill responsible decision-making. For fiscal year 2021, we have a projected enrollment of approximately 421 students. We offer a full complement of sports, student clubs, and elective programs including: Theater, Orchestra, Yearbook, Photography, Key Club, Interact, National Honor Society, Student Council, as well as many others. The district is also providing the Capturing Kid’s Hearts character education curriculum. In addition, the school offers expanded career and technology courses, made possible by the formation of VACTE (Valley Academy for Career & Technical Education), Dual Enrollment courses in partnership with Yavapai Community College, and plentiful CollegeBoard Advanced Placement courses. 
 
West Sedona Elementary School was opened in August of 1973 and is a K-6 school of approximately 280 students projected for fiscal year 2021. The school staff is dedicated to providing a motivating, challenging, and enriched school program to all students. The school has received STEM accreditation through Advanced Ed and is proud of putting elementary students on the pathway to expanding their opportunities through science, technology, engineering and math. Enrichment programs in band, music, physical education, character education, and art are available to all students. An active Student Council and after school programming in yoga, dance, athletics, hiking and more provide students with opportunities to further their extra-curricular activities. 
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