Save the Date!  In-State College Night September 5th

Chaparral will host the 2018 In-State College Night on Wednesday, September 5th. This annual and widely attended evening provides students and parents with valuable information from our Arizona universities and college admission counselors.  Get the updates on the application and admission process from our Arizona universities and colleges.

Important for seniors and parents – Beneficial for juniors and their parents – Informational for sophomores and their parents!

WHEN:Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE:  Chaparral Library

WHAT:  Three breakout sessions with a choice of presentations from the following ten organizations:

* Arizona State University * Barrett, the Honors College * Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University * Grand Canyon University * Northern Arizona University * Scottsdale Community College * University of Arizona * The Honors College, University of Arizona.  Bonus presentations! *Kaplan Test Prep – SAT and ACT Testing Information *Hefar Group – Higher Education Financial Aid and Resources

Custom Chaparral Lululemon Gear – Orders due August 31

Did you see our display of custom Lululemon clothing at registration or Freshman Bootcamp?  Have you placed your order?  If not, click here to see all the available styles, and be sure to have your payment and a completed order form to the school office in an envelope addressed to CHAPTS by Friday, August 31.  Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from your order will be donated to CHAPTS, letting you wear your favorite Lululemon gear and support Chaparral too!
Please contact Jen McDowell by email with any questions!

“Colleges That Change Lives” College Fair, August 14

“Colleges That Change Lives” College Fair

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7pm

Highland Meeting Rooms 1-3 of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

11111 North 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020


This college-sponsored event begins with a 30-minute presentation on today’s college search process, followed immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Students and families are able to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives.


The event is free of charge. Counselors, students, and families are invited. Students should register at

About Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) began as a loose collaboration among the 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s classic book, Colleges That Change Lives. For over 20 years, our programs have given thousands of students and parents guidance in their college search. In 1996, the colleges and universities formed a non-profit organization to keep Loren’s message alive – the college search should be about finding a list of colleges that are a good academic, social, and financial fit. The non-profit has 44 member colleges and universities, having added four schools after the publication of the fourth edition of the book in 2012, edited and revised by Hilary Masell Oswald.

CTCL member colleges in attendance:

Agnes Scott College

Allegheny College

Austin College

Beloit College

Birmingham-Southern College

Centre College

Cornell College

Denison University

Earlham College

Eckerd College

The Evergreen State College

Goucher College

Guilford College

Hampshire College

Hendrix College

Hillsdale College

Hiram College

Hope College

Juniata College

Kalamazoo College

Knox College

Lawrence University

Marlboro College

McDaniel College

Millsaps College

Ohio Wesleyan University

Reed College

Rhodes College

Southwestern University

St. John’s College

Saint Mary’s College of California

St. Olaf College

University of Lynchburg

University of Puget Sound

Ursinus College

Wabash College

Whitman College

Willamette University

Wooster, College of

2018-2019 Open House/Meet the Teacher Night August 8th

Parents/Guardians and students are invited to attend the Open House at Chaparral High School on Wednesday, August 8 from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm.  You will have an opportunity to follow your student’s schedule and meet their teachers.  Please remember to bring a copy of your student’s schedule.   Students with a zero hour class on their schedule should plan to arrive at 5:10 pm.  

We have made some exciting changes to the timeframe of when we hold our Open House. It will be an Open House/Meet the Teacher format prior to the start of classes. Parents and students are invited to attend during the 5:30 ~ 7:30 pm timeframe. There will be a structured class rotation therefore it is important to bring your class schedule from StudentVue/ParentVue, as schedules will not be available onsite.

This night will give you and your son/daughter an opportunity to:

  • Walk the schedule
  • Meet the teachers
  • Discuss class syllabi
  • Meet your CHAPT members

See attached flyer for additional parking and schedule information. 

Please note that the CHS counselors will not be available during Open House.  

Freshman Boot Camp – What To Expect!

Freshman Boot Camp for 9th grade students and parents will be held in the Chaparral auditorium on Tuesday, August 7th from 7:30-11:50.  Here’s what to expect!

7:30-8:15 Coffee & pastries in auditorium lobby

8:15-8:35 Welcome remarks

8:35-10:40 Campus tours and icebreaker activities for Freshman.  Parent meeting will conclude at 9:30am.

10:50-11:50 Freshman have lunch in cafeteria (brown bag or buy) and have the opportunity to explore the campus on their own.

Students in grades 10-12 should report at 11:20 for lunch, and the bell for first period will ring at 11:55.  See the day’s abbreviated bell schedule on the Chaparral website.

Chaparral Freshman Boot Camp

The first day of school is almost here!  School starts Tuesday, August 7th.  Freshman will attend all day, starting with the Freshman & Parent Boot Camp, and 10th-12th graders will attend from 11:25am-2:20pm.

The Freshman & Parent Boot Camp will be held the morning of Tuesday, August 7th, from 7:30am-11:20am in the Chaparral Auditorium.  Coffee and pastries will be served in the Auditorium lobby.

See the SUSD 2018-2019 calendar here.

2018 Registration Dates and Times

Registration will be held starting in the cafeteria from 8am-noon except Wednesday which will be 10am-2pm. Students who are unable to register on their assigned day can come any time between 8am and noon on Friday, August 3.

Students will get their IDs and schedules, pick up PE uniforms, order Birdcage shirts, order new Chaparral spiritwear, pick up their books and make other preparations for the start of school. Please pay fees online. Fee payment will open at the end of July and an email will be sent closer to the date with instructions. More information will be available as we get closer to registration.  Parents, this will also be an opportunity to join CHAPTS, the Chaparral Parent Teacher Group. Save time at registration – complete your forms in advance!

Monday July 30 – Freshman, Last Names A-K 8am-10am, L-Z 10am-12pm
Tuesday July 31 – Sophomores, Last Names A-K 8am-10am, L-Z 10am-12pm
Wednesday August 1 – Juniors, , Last Names A-K 10am-12pm, L-Z 12pm-2pm
Thursday August 2 – Seniors, Last Names A-K 8am-10am, L-Z 10am-12pm
Friday August 3 – Open to all as a makeup day, 8am-12pm

We need many volunteers to help each day, please click here to sign up!