The Tempe Union High School District Board will be asked Jan. 21 to approve changes that would open Corona del Sol High School to new enrollment.
Superintendent Steve Adolph plans to request the board’s approval of a plan whereby students north of Elliott Road who now attend Marcos de Niza could opt for Corona.
It also would open Corona’s doors to students living west of Kyrene Road who currently attend Mountain Pointe.
Linda Littell, director of communications for TUHSD, says the change would ease pressures on Mountain Pointe and, for the first time in years, allow students graduating from middle schools to attend Corona with their friends rather than having to go to high school in Ahwatukee, as some do currently.
The proposal is being put together now, according to Littell, so that a decision can be in place in time for freshman registration, which takes place later this month.
The board also will hear a plan by Marcos Principal Frank Mirizio to actively recruit students from other districts.
The proposed changes fall within the realm of open enrollment, a state-mandated policy that allows students to attend a school of choice provided the destination school has sufficient openings.