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Tucson District and Curriculum

Schools in Tucson follow the Arizona state core content guidelines that requires a curriculum rich in Literacy and Mathematics skills, offering a diversity of instructional strategies to keep students engaged and learning. Arizona’s College and Career Readiness Program is designed with the intent of preparing students for real life applications when they leave high school. The mission of Arizona’s curriculum programs is to prepare the children of today to be leaders in the world of tomorrow.

We currently cover the following Tucson-area school districts: Tucson Unified School District.

Schools in Tucson include:

Basis Tucson Primary School is located at 3825 E. 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85716. Basis Tucson covers kindergarten through fourth grade, and can be contacted at (520) 326-6367. Basis Tucson Primary was the very first basis school, and it laid the foundations and developed all the curriculum that every next basis school has been based on. Their rigorous curriculum provides students with hands-on learning experiences in literacy, math, humanities, and science, as well as in several special courses, which include visual arts, drama, Mandarin, engineering, and music. They also offer a brilliant fine arts department, which allows students to go on stage twice a year. The school also places value on showing the world outside to the students, and so they often go on field trips. Regularly run field trips include the Chinese Cultural Center, the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, the Reid Park Zoo, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Village Farm, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Other Extracurricular clubs and opportunities include a knitting club, chess, board game club, kindness club, all sorts of sports club, Harry Potter Club, and many art and reading dedicated clubs.

Academy of Math and Science is located at 1557 W Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705. The Academy of Math and Science covers kindergarten through eighth grade and can be contacted at (520) 293-2676. At the Academy of Math and Science, they teach that “Excellence follows excellence,” meaning that smart and well-rounded students will experience the most success in their lives. Students at the Academy of Math and Science learn from an accelerated curriculum, meaning that, for example, students master the basics of math very quickly, and then immediately move on to pre-algebra. The school takes a positive outlook on the abilities of their students, and they make sure to push the students just the right amount according to their intellectual abilities. All of this has clearly paid off, as the academy is consistently ranked among top-performing charter schools and has received many awards and recognitions. Schools in the same family as the Academy of Math and Science tend to outperform their neighbours by over 20% on average in all of math, language arts, and science, since 2010. In 2008, it was once of only sixteen schools nationwide honoured by the US Department of Education for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

University High School is located at 421 N Arcadia Ave, Tucson, AZ 85711, University High School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade and can be contacted at (704) 260-6600. UHS offers a supportive environment and rigorous academics in order to prepare students for college as best as possible. With advanced curriculum, it’s no surprise that UHS is nationally recognized, having been ranked very high on the list of best schools in the nation. They offer tons of opportunities for their students, in all sorts of different areas, both academically and in the arts and service. The school’s main values include academics, a supportive culture, well-rounded students, and diversity. The school believes that having and striving to become all of these things is what makes them a top school. Additionally, the racial and economic diversity, two of the best characteristics of Tucson, are reflected in UHS. They offer bussing and free/reduced lunch programs in order to make sure that their superior learning methods are accessible to all people, regardless of race or economic class, in accordance with their core beliefs.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Tucson District Curriculum

The Tucson Unified School District has adopted the Common Core Curriculum in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading for Social Studies, Reading for Science, Algebra I & II and Geometry. The county standards provide teachers with the support needed to deliver instruction according to the state of Arizona. We provide tutoring within a program designed to close the gaps that students may have in the learning requirements set forth by in the curricular standards.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Tucson Educational News

  • Freshmen Succes - The University of Arizona's 2011-2012 Arizona Cup Award was awarded to the Tucson United School District's University High School. This award represents the achievement of the freshman class. The staff and parents work hard to support the students in their academic progress and their efforts pay off in the form of high achievement and college admissions. University High School was also ranked as #4 in the nation and #1 in Arizona by the US News & World Report.
  • Significant Improvements in Student Progress - Significant increases in student achievement were revealed in the Arizona Department of Education school labels released this year. The number of "B" schools doubled in comparison with the 2010-2011 school year. Schools earn points based on current year's achievement and achievement growth in comparison to the previous year. The gains recently experienced are the result of change in culture within the district and the focus on student achievement.
  • High-Performing Schools - One of Tucson's High Schools has been recognized as a High-Performing School by the National Center for Educational Achievement. University High School has demonstrated excellence through the academic achievement of the students as seen on standardized tests and other measures of achievement. This honor recognizes the work being done in Reading and Writing and Math, which is raising academic achievement in all other subject areas.

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About Tucson, Arizona

The city of Tucson is located in Pima County, Arizona along the Santa Cruz River. Tucson was first incorporated in 1877. The city was developed on a grid plan, and has since expanded into several neighborhoods. Downtown and central Tucson contain some of the city’s historical neighborhoods. Some of the attractions in the downtown area are the Art Deco Fox Theatre, and the St. Augustine Cathedral, which was completed in 1896 and is on the National Register of Historical Places. The city is surrounded by the Santa Catalina Mountains

Some of the annual events held in the city of Tucson include the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the Tucson Festival of Books, the Tucson Folk Festival, and the Fourth Avenue Street Fair. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world, and has been held in Tucson for over 50 years. The official show lasts for 2 weeks in February. The Tucson Folk Festival takes place on the first Saturday and Sunday of May in El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson. The festival highlights over 100 local and regional musicians and features free admission. The Tucson Folk Festival also features events for children, and sing-alongs.

In 2017, the population of Tucson was 535,677, making it the second most populated city in the state of Arizona. 21.7% of the population was under 18, 30.6% of the population was between 18-34, 23.0% was 35-54, 11.4% was 55-64 and 13.3% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $37,973 in 2017.

Sabino Canyon

The Sabino Canyon is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest. The canyon is a popular place for walking, hiking, and cycling. There are also waterfalls along Sabino Creek, with minor bridges constructed over them. Visitors interested in learning about the canyon’s past and the nature in the area should stop by the visitor center, where they can get some wildlife and trailside interpretive information. A tram also provides access to Sabino and Bear Canyons, and visitors are free to get off at one of the nine shuttle stops to investigate the surrounding area, do some bird watching have a picnic, or hang out in one of the pools around the creek. Wildlife native to the park includes deer, javelina, skunks, rattlesnakes and mountain lions.

Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the world’s largest privately owned aerospace museums. The museum collection includes over 350 historical aircraft spread out over 80 acres. Pima Air and Space Museum is also located next to the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The museum is also home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame. Most of the aircraft in the museum are displayed outside. Some are are displayed in the museum’s display hangars. Three of the six indoor exhibit hangars are dedicated to World War II. Some of the highlights of the museum’s collection are a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the first prototype Boeing 777-200, and more. Museum staff also offer walking tours, and a tram also takes visitors around the museum grounds.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, and art gallery that was founded in 1952. The museum area features 2 miles of walking trails across the Arizona Desert. It encompasses 98 acres of land, 21 acres of which are accessible to the public. About 400,000 people visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum annually, which makes it one of the most visited attractions in Southern Arizona. The museum focuses on the nature and wildlife in the Sonoran Desert. More than 230 animal species and 1200 varieties of plants call the museum home. One of the exhibits in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is Cat Canyon, where visitors can view small cats like bobcats and an ocelot, in their natural setting. The Life Underground Exhibit shows animals that live underground. These include kit foxes, kangaroo rats and ringtails.

Interesting Facts

  • There are more Saguaro Cactus surrounding Tucson than anywhere else.
  • Tucson receives on average 350 days of sunshine annually, which is more than any other US City.
  • Every February, thousands of people from around the world attend the Tucson Gem Show, which is the largest Gem show in the world.
  • Tucson is only second to the Amazon Rainforest in terms of the number of bird species that live there. These species include Gambel’s Quail, Mourning Dove, Cactus Wren and more.
  • Tucson is the second most misspelled city in the United States! People often mispronounce the city’s name too, which is meant to be read as “too-son”.

Chalk Talk: How Can Your Child Benefit from Our Tutoring Program?

Our tutoring and academic mentoring program will give your child the support needed to master the objectives within the Common Core Standards. Our tutors act as academic support specialists. They communicate with your child's classroom teacher to gather and share information regarding progress and needs. Each student will benefit from the individualized instruction in the following ways:

  • Learning strategies that assist in mastering the objectives.
  • Gain critical thinking skills.
  • Learn to gather information independently and monitor their learning.
  • Receive individualized instruction that focuses on learning styles and specific academic needs.
  • Experience increased self-esteem as a result of the confidence gained from academic success.