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Shonto is part of the Navajo Indian Reservation in the northeast corner of Arizona. Located about 20 miles from the Utah/Arizona border, many community members still live in homes with no access to running water or electricity. Most homes are only accessible by dirt roads because of the remoteness of the Shonto Chapter community.

Shonto Preparatory Technology High School was established in 1998 by local visionaries and educators to develop a local secondary institution readily accessible to rural communities, to eliminate prolonged commutes for students, encourage parental involvement and introduce a challenging curriculum to empower local students.

Shonto Preparatory Technology High School has some enrollment requirements and admission is not limited or based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, income level, disability, religion, and language. There are no tuition fees for attending SPTHS. Our school is a small and innovative charter with goals of becoming the premier public high school in this region of the state.

Attention Parents!

The English Language Arts Textbook My Perspectives is on display at the High School Front Office for comment for 60 days. Come by the front office to review and comment.

2018 SPTHS Graduation

Please be our guest as we celebrate the graduating Class of 2018 of Shonto Preparatory Technology High School.


2018 Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Assessment for Graduating Seniors

→SPTHS Seniors are scheduled to take the test on March 29, 2018 at Central High School, Phoenix, Arizona.   Click here for more information

"Congratulations to three of our students who passed the Navajo Nation Seal of Bilingual Proficiency Test.  Thanks to parents, grandparents, and teaching staff for supporting our students.

The Department of Dine Education will recognize these students for a job well done, and for their unique abilities to be able to express themselves with pride and courage.  Thank you for your support in revitalizing the Dine language."




Fax:  928-672-3504

Ralinda Tate
SPTHS Principal

Marian Calamity
Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Monthly Calendar

17-18 Student/Parent Handbook

17-18 SPTHS Enrollment Application

17-18 Athletic Forms & AIA Information

Infinite Campus Staff Portal

Bell Schedule /.pdf


High School Curriculum

17-18 SPTHS Assessment Testing Calendar

Indian Education Committee (IEC)
  • Next Meeting:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 5:30PM

2017-2018 School Year Registration

Shonto Preparatory Technology High School accepts enrollment application packets for students fifteen (15) through eighteen (18) years of age. While students may apply for admission at any time of year, students are encouraged to submit their application packet on or before May 1st for the following school year. Initial admissions and if necessary, a lottery, shall be conducted at that time to determine enrollment for the following school year based on applications received by May 1st.

Applications will be accepted after the May 1st deadline before or during the school year for any remaining openings available.

Arizona Revised Statutes §15-184(B) provides that enrollment preference shall be granted to pupils returning to the charter school and to siblings of pupils already enrolled. A.R.S. §15-184(C) states that enrollment preference may be granted by the School to students who are in foster care, homeless, or those who are children, grandchildren or legal wards of employees of the school, Governing Board members, or employees, directors, officers, partners or Board members of the charter holder.

Arizona Revised Statutes §15-184 states (J), " may refuse to admit any pupil who has been expelled from another educational institution or who is in the process of being expelled from another educational institution."

If capacity at the School is insufficient to enroll all those who submit an application on or before May 1st, the School shall select pupils through a lottery except that preference shall be given to siblings of pupils selected.

The Navajo Tribal Attendance law states that Navajo children between the ages of five (5) and nineteen (19) that are not graduated from high school must be attending school. Students who are dropped because of excessive absences will be referred to Family Court of the Navajo Nation. (Tribal Code Title 10, Chapter. Section 118, Paragraph A.)

In cases of custody and/or visitation restrictions regarding a student at SPTHS, a copy of all legal documents, such as a court order, must be given to the School Registrar to file in student's cumulative folder.

Shonto Preparatory Technology High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, color, religion, sex, or disability and operates its educational programs in compliance with all applicable law.

You are required to provide the following documents in person:

SPTHS Enrollment Application (.pdf)

  • Certificate of Indian Blood
  • Up-To-Date Immunization Record
  • Official Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of physical address (such as a utility bill or telephone bill)
  • Guardianship Documents (if applicable)

The following documents are needed from the previous school:

  • Copy of Promotion Certificate - Incoming Freshman
  • Exceptional Education Services IEP Documents (if applicable)     


                  Mr. Myers' welding class.