• 23-24 PXU Black Alliance 

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities 

    Spring Break Tour


  • Click here for the Tour Application Due by 3pm on Friday, November 3, 2023


    Phoenix Union High School District | Spring 2024 HBCU Tour | Tour Dates: March 10-14, 2024

    Questions or Concerns Please Contact:  Mr. John-Martin Rigsby at jrigsby@phoenixunion.org and Makayla Jackson at mjackson5@phoenixunion.org. 

    Student Criteria and Expectations
    PXU sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to apply for the Spring 2024 HBCU Tour sponsored by The PXU Black Alliance, Phoenix Union High School District, and the Burton Family Foundation.

    Eligibility Criteria and Disclaimers:
    • PXU Sophomores and Juniors with a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA.
    • Ambassadors of Excellence applications will be accepted for up to 6 seniors who have previously attended a PXU HBCU College Tour to serve in a mentorship role on this trip. 
    • Active member in a club or sport at school (preference will be given to Black Student Union (BSU) members)
    • Must participate in all college readiness activities provided by the PXU Black Alliance (virtual and/or in person sessions between December 2023 - May 2024. College readiness activities can be found here: pxu.org/page/30819.
    • Must attend Mandatory Pre-Tour Parent and Student Meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023.  Time/Location TBA
    • A completed electronic application including essay must be submitted by Friday, November 3, 2023  at 3PM.

    Please Note:
    • The trip may be cancelled at anytime
    • Student lodging will be in double or triple occupancy room (2-3 to a room).
    • Students must follow all PXU policies and procedures as outlined by the PXU Student and Family Handbook.
    • Students who fail to follow these policies and procedures are subject to removal from the trip at the parent/guardians expense.

  • HBCU Tour Program Dates

    *All dates are subject to change based on the needs of the HBCU Tour Program. 

    Friday, October 25, 2023, at 8:00AM - HBCU Tour Application Opens

    Friday, November 3, 2023, at 3:00PM – HBCU Tour Application Closes

    Wednesday, November 1, 2023 – HBCU Application Committee Convenes to review applications.

    Wednesday, November 8, 2023 – Acceptance, Waitlist, Denial Notifications Sent Out

    Monday, November 13, 2023 – Travel Request to be Submitted to CEE

    Monday, November 13, 2023 – Order HBCU Tour Clothing Items

    Thursday, November 16, 2023 – HBCU Tour Parent Meeting – Betty H. Fairfax High School (In Person Required for completion of paperwork).

    Saturday, December 9, 2023 – HBCU Tour Participant Social Activity

    Friday, January 5, 2024, ACT Registration Deadline

    Saturday, January 13, 2024 – ACT Prep Session 1

    Friday, January 19, 2024, ACT Late Registration Deadline

    Saturday, January 20, 2024 – ACT Prep Session 2

    Saturday, January 27, 2024 – ACT Prep Session 3

    Friday, February 2, 2024, ACT Photo Upload Deadline

    Saturday, February 3, 2024 – ACT Prep Session 4 (Mock Test)

    February 10, 2024 – ACT National Test Date

    Sunday, March 10, 2024, Depart for HBCU Tour – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

    Thursday, March 14, 2024, Return from HBCU Tour – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport