Dorado Pride - The mission of Canyon del Oro High School is to provide diverse educational opportunities that empower students to become innovative, knowledgeable, and compassionate members of humanity. Program options range from special education and general courses to advanced, accelerated, honors, AP and IB courses. Additionally, CDO offers a full complement of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, Fine Arts, Modern Languages, Athletics, and Clubs for our students. We are proud of our opportunities to allow students to be career or college bound after high school.
2017 America’s Most Challenging High Schools rated by The Washington Post
2016, 2015, 2013, & 2012 U.S. News & World Report recognized CDO on their "Best High Schools"
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2011 Arizona Academic Decathlon State Champions
2017 Academic Decathlon National Finals 4th place in Division 1 and 5th place overall
2016 Odyssey of the Mind Sophomore Team set a record for most Rantra Fusca Awards in one tournament
2016 Odyssey of the Mind Senior Team won the State Tournament and qualified for the World Tournament 2016 Dr. Carolyn Zeiher was named Circle-K Teacher of the Year
2013, 2012, and 2011 Newsweek Magazine rated CDO in the top 5% of public high schools
2013 and 2012 The Washington Post recognized CDO in "The High School Challenge"
The CDO Preschool is the first Career and Technical Education (CTE) preschool to receive a five-star rating statewide.
2012 CDO became an International Baccalaureate World School
2017 Arizona Finalists in US Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education
2017 “Adventures in Nature” photo contest 2nd place and honorable mention
2017 Future Health Professionals State Competition Bronze Medal
2017 Skills USA Automotive Competition: Power Equipment Technology contest Silver Medal and Bronze Medal and a combined $8,000 in scholarships
2017 Skills USA: Masonry – Gold and Bronze; Plumbing – Silver; Basic Architectural Drafting – Gold, Silver, and, Bronze
2017 FCCLA competition:
2016 HOSA Medical Assistance State Championship
2016 Skills USA – First Place State Architecture and Drafting
2017 Four fine arts scholarships awarded
2016 Five fine arts scholarships awarded
2017 CDO Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Mr. Toru Tagawa
2017 Band earned a Superior with Distinction at Disney Band Festival
2017 Five students All-State Band
2017 Thirteen students Regional Band
2017 Three students Regional Orchestra
2017 Three Superior ratings Regional Solo and Ensemble Band Festival
2017 One Excellent rating Regional Solo and Ensemble Band Festival
CDO hosts annual Band Spectacular for numerous marching bands around the state
2017 Southern Arizona Festival of Theatre - Superior for Solo Musical and Superior for Monologues
2016 SAFTI – Superior in One Act Play – 4 students earned Superior ratings
2017 Gatorade Arizona Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year
2017 Twenty-one sports scholarships awarded
2017 Fourteen sports scholarships awarded
Recent State Championships:
Recent State Runner-Up:
Canyon del Oro High School 2017 graduates are among the best and brightest in the nation. They have been accepted to 140 different colleges, universities, military and vocational schools all across the country. Approximately 84% of this year’s class has chosen to continue their education beyond high school. 46% will be continuing at a four-year institution and 38% will be continuing at a 2-year institution.
Scholarships Received: 1 year total 4 year total
Grand Total: $ 2,719,966.00 $10,471,058.00
Scholarship highlights for the Class of 2017 include: 6 National Merit Commended students, 1 United States Naval Academy appointment, 1 Baird Scholar, 2 QuestBridge Scholarship Finalists, 21 Athletic Scholarships, 6 Rotary Scholarships, 2 Elks Most Valuable Students Awards, 4 Fine Arts Scholarships
In addition, we have 21 students electing to enter the military after graduation.