About Corona

The Corona Tradition of Excellence

Our school maintains a long tradition of commitment to excellence in academics, activities, and athletics. Located in southern Tempe, Corona del Sol opened its doors in 1977, and as the population of the local area has grown, so has Corona. From our earliest days, Corona students and staff strove for excellence, as accumulated achievements and accolades demonstrate.
 
The Corona del Sol team is committed to providing each student with an exceptional, diverse, and comprehensive high school experience. In 2009, Corona was named the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Blue Cup Award Winner. This accolade honors “the Pinnacle of Excellence in High School Activities, Scholastics and Athletics” and is the greatest award an Arizona high school can receive from the AIA. Our students’ many individual honors include over 100 National Merit Scholarship finalists, over 40 Arizona state athletic championships and runner-up championships, superior band, choir, and orchestra ratings, and newspaper, yearbook, and art awards of excellence.
 
In recent years, test data and honors awarded to Corona students continue to show no sign of stopping. In the 2008-09 school year alone, our Brainstorm team took the state championship title for the second time in three years, and our Competition Government team likewise placed first in the state and twelfth in the country at the national competition in Washington, D.C. Members of our class of 2009 included a two-time state champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate, an unprecedented four Coca-Cola Scholarship recipients, and an unheard-of five students offered the Flinn Foundation Scholarship.
 

National Merit Finalists

AP Scholar Awards

ABOR Tuition Waivers

Other State & National Awards

2012-13

17

84

N/A

1 Flinn Scholarship Offer

2 National Achievement Scholars

2011-12

11

77

113

1 State AP Scholar

1 Flinn Scholarship Offer
3 Hispanic Scholars

2010-11

17

82

118

1 Presidential Scholar
1 Flinn Scholarship Offer
2 Hispanic Scholars
1 National Achievement Scholar

2009-10

11

89

120

3 Flinn Scholarship Offers
1 Hispanic Scholar

2008-09

17

83

136

1 State AP Scholar
5 Flinn Scholarship Offers
2 Hispanic Scholars

 
  

 Corona Spirit

School Mascot

Aztec Warrior

 

School Colors

Burnt Orange and Yellow

 

Meaning of “Corona del Sol”

Crown of the Sun

 

Year Built

1977

 

Traditional Student Prank

Telling new freshmen that the pool is on the third floor, above the gymnasium.

 

Aztec Fight Song


Who took the sun and gained its force
And harnessed all its might?
Who will emerge to shine with power?
Our name declares the right.

Corona, Corona,
Our voices rise as one.
Corona, Corona,
The Aztecs own the sun.

This is our decree:
“In harmony, for orange and yellow bright,
We’ll stand and face the encountered foes.
We claim the crown of light.”

Corona, Corona,
Our voices rise as one.
Corona, Corona,
The Aztecs own the sun.

 
 
 
  
 
CORONA STATISTICS
 
School Accreditation:
AdvancED/NCA

NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers: 100%
 
Enrollment:
2,800
 
Gifted Students: 460

4-Year Grad Rate: 98%

College-Bound Graduates: 90%

 
AP Courses and Exams
 
Rigorous Honors Classes
 
College Credit for Dual Enrollment Courses though Rio Salado Community College
 
AGEC-A and AA Degree Programs
 
Competitive Athletics

Thriving Fine Arts and Elective Programs  

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Dan Brugger,
Sep 29, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Dan Brugger,
Sep 14, 2011, 3:10 PM