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Due to two positive cases of COVID amongst our student athletes and to ensure that we are keeping our student body, staff and community safe, we will be cancelling this evening’s (10/30) football game vs. Sahaurita.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  More information regarding future contests will be communicated in a separate message.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to try and contain this virus. 

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Student Council NHS COVID-19 Protocol

Fall Sports have begun and we are excited to begin AIA play. However, due to the COVID19 pandemic we will have strict policies in place for spectators. 
Please adhere to the policies outlined in the flier.  Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. 


Welcome to the home of the Apaches. We are a Performing Plus School in the Nogales Unified School District in southern Arizona, just a stone’s throw from the Mexico border. Serving nearly 2,000 students, we have great honor in the history of our school, and it shows in all that we do. Our students are active and involved, and our teachers go out of their way to ensure every student’s success. Please spend some time getting to know our school, and let us show you our Apache pride!

We are proud of our school, our students, our Performing Plus status, and our current academic results and success. Academic achievement at Nogales High School is EXPECTED. All students will be held accountable for their academic progress and individual student behavior. Rules and procedures matter, and they will be followed and respected.

It is your responsibility as NHS students to set goals, follow through with individual responsibilities, and do your very best every day as Apaches. Good character, a positive attitude, and individual self respect starts with you. Make the best of what NHS has to offer.

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.”  - Coach John Wooden


Be proud to be an APACHE!



Dear Apache Nation

I want to welcome you to Nogales High School!   I am thrilled that you have taken time to review the website and find out more about what Nogales High School can offer you.

As a student at Nogales High School you will be encouraged to achieve your highest potential.  At NHS we have “High Expectations” this message will come from teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, and even fellow students. As a result, our goal is to ensure that the resources you need to reach individual goals and objectives are provided each day.  However, a successful high school career requires discipline, organization, focus and commitment.

At NHS, we look forward to providing every student a rigorous academic schedule that fulfills individual needs, in conjunction with opportunity to focus on a career path, through our outstanding CTE programs.  Whether you're new to Nogales High School, or a senior eager to graduate on May 22, 2020, we want you to know that our entire staff is prepared and willing to provide all the knowledge and experiences you will need for college, career or military opportunities. Know that when you leave Nogales High School with your high school diploma, you will also leave knowing you possess the 21st Century skills that will make you immediately marketable, immediately employable, and immediately desirable to college admissions officers and industry professionals alike. 

At NHS we also provide numerous extra/co-curricular activities, including a variety of athletic programs, music programs, academic clubs and service organizations.  NHS is the proud home of Champions most recently the 2017 & 2018 4A State Baseball Champions, and the 2019 AIA and National Cheerleading Champions.  Our FBLA program is a perennially top team in the state and nation and we are the proud home of the internationally renowned “Mariachi Apache”.  

As the new principal at NHS I invite you to come and visit, take in a game, a concert or a play.  I encourage the entire community to be involved in the education of our outstanding students.  If at any time you would like to meet with myself or any of our administrators, please feel free to contact the front office at (520)377-2021. 


“Achieving Excellence Together”


Tim Colgate, Principal



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