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Welcome to the Ponderosa High School (PHS) page!

Ponderosa High School is a nationally accredited high school that has been working with diverse student populations since 2005. PHS offers a supportive, non-traditional effective learning environment for students by providing a flexible education that takes into consideration the learning styles and individual needs of our students. Although flexible in our approach, the academic setting and curriculum of PHS addresses all of the Arizona State Standards as well as individual high school graduation requirements.

PHS offers small class sizes and highly qualified teachers, as well as individualized services for students and their families. PHS provides a caring and supportive environment where rules and regulations are clearly defined and fairly and consistently enforced.

PHS accepts students throughout Coconino County. Our mission is to prepare and motivate students to pursue entry into the world of work, professional programs, or educational opportunities after high school graduation.

Please take the time to explore our website, which provides you with useful and helpful information, as well as many community and school resources for both students and parents.

We look forward to getting to know you and your student this year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s educational program, please contact us at (928) 526-5570 or at our e-mail at

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Field Trips

Ponderosa prides itself on providing unique, interesting and curriculum-based field trips for all of our students. These day-long activities are based on a semester-long theme and serve to further ground our studies in hands-on academic opportunities, such as water sampling at Beaver Creek, cross-country skiing on the San Francisco Peaks or hiking the Grand Canyon.

Service Learning Day

Curriculum at Ponderosa High school intertwines the foundations of sustainability, service and empowerment into all its subjects, and the school-wide service-learning day was created to allow students the opportunity to serve their community in a hands-on capacity. Students volunteer at local non-profits and have worked to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, stock shelves at Goodwill, produce food boxes at St. Mary’s Food Bank, or plant trees in the Schultz Pass burn area with the Forest Service.

Community Learning and Internships

Nowhere is our commitment to community service more obvious than the internship program developed in partnership with the Coconino Career Centerto give PHS students valuable 21st century skills while benefiting many of the local organizations and businesses which serve our community.

Collaborations and Partnerships

Over nearly a decade, Ponderosa High school has worked to build and maintain collaborations and relationships with many agencies, businesses and leaders to provide a unique educational experience for our students. Some of these include:
Coconino Community College
Northern Arizona University
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona
United States Forest Service
Arizona Trails Foundation
Arizona Conservation Experience
Coconino County Career Center
Flagstaff Cultural Partners
Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona
Humane Society of Northern Arizona
Arizona Department of Game and Fish
Flagstaff Food Link Network
City of Flagstaff

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Ponderosa High School Staff

Meet Our Faculty

Ken Linck – Teacher

Ken Linck – Teacher

I am Ken Linck, a teacher, husband, and father in Flagstaff.  In the last thirty years, I've had the opportunity to...

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