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District Academy Of Tucson Inc.

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10720 East 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85748

(520) 733-0096
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3 stars
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June 27, 2014
Backpack should be allowed for all the stuff you have to carry around. Some of the teachers are a little too old and don't really teach much except about their life. There should be a real cafeteria that serves food and there should be a real room for kids to eat not just outside with a ramada tarp over there heads. This place is not very collage prep either. There are not many electives for a student to pick from. The dress code is stupid which tons of kids get away with. I am proud to say that I left this school and I am getting a way better education. And teachers at AOTHS pick favorites and they do not care about the rest.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2014
My son has grown so much this year. The teachers have really helped him grow and become more confident in himself. This warms my heart a great deal! High School

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
As a vendor working with the Academy of Tucson I can't say enough about management and the faculty. They absolutely care about their students and the impact on Tucson Education. - CS Design Studios

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2014
This school has an excellent student to teacher ratio -- class sizes are small, averaging from 10-20. That makes all the difference. Teachers know their students as people, not just as bodies filling seats. Teachers are held accountable, as are students. My son attended AOT from 6th to 12th grade, and it was a great thing to know who his teachers were, how he was doing in class, and who his friends were.

- submitted by a teacher
September 13, 2013
My youngest daughter recently graduated (May '13) from the AoTHS and I have to say I am very happy with her experience at this school. The special ed teacher who worked with her along with her other core class teachers all communicated effectively one with the other, making her experience there very positive. The fact that the communication between the teachers, my daughter, along with the principal and other school officials, created an environment where, since they were all on the "same page" with regards to her education and emotional needs, was nothing short of the highest of excellent marks. When I had a question of any of the staff, they all responded in a timely manner and we all worked together, there were no sudden surprises. Thank you Academy personnel for everything! you all know who you are and I will be forever thankful for your guidance and patience and for working so well together and with me!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
From a student who doesnt really care about the staff or has no favorites. This school is hard for students who are not to good at math, in all classes they hold you to an expectation that only few can hold. The electives are very few but they claim they offer just as much as a public school which is true to a point, the school offers art, choir, adv womens choir, guitar, and musical theory, these are the actual in class ones with teachers, the rest are offered through the online class by byu independent study but still those are limited and not that great. Now the teachers they pick favorites, when it comes to discipline their reall is nothing they do they just give you a 30 min lunch detentiion DONT SEND YOUR CHILD HEAR

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2012
Contrary to the previous comment, the principal of the high school motivated and gave my daughter a sense of direction which changed her view of school and today she is successfully working her way through college. The fine work of the principal and faculty at the Academy of Tucson changes lives for the better. I am truly blessed to have found such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
The teachers are good.......the principal needs to be replaced. He speaks down to students, is rude to select students and does not encourage them to do well as much as puts them down if they struggle.

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2012
I have one child that attended the middle school and did pretty well so we sent them to the high school. This school is a huge contradiction! Some kids are held to different standards than others. Some kids can wear inappropriate clothing right in front of staff and not get in trouble. Some kids can display affection in front of staff and also not get in trouble. Very unprofessional!!! Rumors spread so easily through staff and kids. My child feels so unwelcome at this school. Be very careful about sending your child to this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
I have two boys going to AOT and both of them came from another charter school that was a very poor school. Both of them have been struggling and AOT High school has been helping them out. My oldest is in !!the grade and he has improved but needs a little more help and they are helping him a lot. My youngest is in (the grade and he is still struggling and we made an appointment to meet with the teachers. We found out where he is struggling and they are helping him a lot. I have nothing bad to say about this school. I have looked at other charters school and nothing compares with AOT. This is the best decision we have made for our two boys. I do know that I will never put them in public schools again. Thank you AOT.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
My older son is graduating this year. This has been one of the best high schools for him to attend. I am well pleased with the education he has received. My middle son is going there next year as a sophomore. My regret is that he did not start his freshman year at AOT. If he had, he would've been on track with the classes taken at AOT compared to the other charter high school he's going to.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
Academy of Tucson is an Excellent school!! The staff and administration really care about the students. This is a high school that really prepares it's student for college. My daughter feels very comfortble going to the teachers for any help she needs. The teachers are available before and after school to tutor or help students. I am so glad we found thas school to send my daughter to!!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
My children will not be returning to this school. In the last couple of years the 'college prep' of this school has taken a 180 degree turn. My older children received a much better education in a much better learning environment than my younger ones did. My younger children came up through the AOT middle school were not prepared for high school and struggled. Then the high school moved a couple of those middle school teachers up so they received more of the same. Teacher turn over is very high at AOT. One teacher was outright hostile to my child. The rules of the school are not enforced for all children. Certain children are allowed to break the rules and dress codes. It is a shame that it is not what it once was as I had planned on all my children going there.

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July 16, 2009
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July 02, 2009
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no rating June 02, 2009
The Academy of Tucson High School truly has the interest of every student at the top of their list. As a parent of a student who was struggling to graduate, they made every extra effort to make sure my child graduated with his class. The dedication of the teachers and staff was wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2009
I am an alumnus of Academy of Tucson high school, and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The teachers are professional and knowledgeable; I received a great education and have gone on to do good things with my life. I in particular am grateful for the presence of Maura Wahl, who has helped me through many a tough time, and on top of being a fantastic teacher has also been a great mentor. I have no bad things to say about the Academy of Tucson.

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2009
My child has been at the Academy of Tucson High School now for 4 years. He has recieved an outstanding education. He has enjoyed the small campus size and we as parents are kept very abreast of the happenings on the campus. I would highly reccomend this school to any parent of high school students. The teachers and administration are outstanding and very professional and highly qualified.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
Parents/students/staff need to understand that this highschool fills a niche in the community....one for students to have small classroom sizes, the opportunity for individual instruction and the opportunity to participate in sports while having little or no skills, and a 'rigorous' college prep curriculum. If you are looking for a school with a gymnasium with a retractable dome, classes with 30 students, and/or more of a social situation, then the school probably isn't the best choice for you or your child. Sure the school may not be the most visually appealing, but it has a great cohort of teachers and a fascinating student body, which can't be said about most schools around here.

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May 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2009
this is not a good school for students they are not getting a good enough education and the school does nothing to resolve violence, sex, or drugs. They turn a blind eye on everything and the kids get away with everything and that isn't right.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
I would have given this school five stars, because it was a wonderful institution for the years my kid went there, but they really do pile on the homework and it leads to student burn out. Some of the other disciplinary measures are too punitive as well, such as automatic detention for poor grades. My kid received detention for a grade that was erroneously recorded, but the brass was inflexible. That said, the school really does prepare the student for success in academics.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
i love the academy of tucson! this is my second year there and im enjoying it alot. i love all my teachers and if im ever struggeling they are willing to stay after school and help out. the one thing im not so crazy about is the after school detention. i realize how it may work out but it takes time away from students and from teachers. the electives are limited but its still a good school. my opinion is the school size is great and compared to like rincon or any other tusd schools is its small and exciting. i never feel out of place there and i have many friends who feel the same way as i do. sure the school could use more sports.

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March 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 25, 2009
Great academics and teachers, but the principal has not got a clue what the kids are up to. She seems to have 'favorites' and looks the other way when they are inappropriate. Very inconsistent discipline and she has neglected to contact parents on issues that demanded parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
My son attended the Academy and for the first 2 years it was great. I didn't like the fact that the electives were limited (next to none) and that art is the same class each year, just repeated. If you take Spanish you can take 4 years but if you take the only other language offered, French, you can only take 2 years. At the end of sophomore year he had a GPA of 4.0. Junior he went down hill. Very important: if the teachers like your child, they will do well. If they do not, pull your kids and let them finish someplace else, they will not graduate.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
As a grandparent, I would like to say that this high school is giving my grand child a good solid education. The main focus is on academics but they have a full sports program and several clubs. The campus is safe and well taken care of. I highly recommend this school for parents looking for a great high school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2008
No clubs and severly lacking in athletics. The school doesn't have any fields and looks like a dentists office.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
I've been to both public and charter schools and greatly prefer the Academy. It may be true that we lack electives, but it's small atmosphere makes the Academy a much less hostile place, I feel safer there. Not only that but I feel that the vasts amounts of homework are preparing me for collage. We even have a college advisor who will work with students separately to figure which college is the best for that individual. The school definitely upholds its college prep. reputation.

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July 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2008
I left this school after freshman year and i haven't regretted a moment. This school breeds a sense of fear and terror towards the much larger schools...a scheme invoked primarily to keep its own attendence above the water. While they preach that they can offer everything a big school can't, the truth is the exact opposite. Larger schools such as Sabino (where i attend) offer much more in the way of extra-curricular activities as well as college advice and help. Academy teachers frequently brag about how 'connected' they are with their students and how there is no possible way a public school teacher could be as connected. They are wrong. Everyone of my teachers at Sabino is as 'connected' with me as any teacher ever was at Academy.....not only that but two of my teachers at Sabino are far more 'connected' to me than any Academy teacher ever was.

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May 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2007
I attend AOT and love it. The teachers are awesome (aside from the young ones), the small classes allow for them to help students individually. The work is harder, but the students are given a proper amount of time and it pays off much more than an average school. I wouldn't dream of a better school. Sports are fun and competitive; Music is great- getting new teacher, and other extra curriculars (art, computers, student council, etc.) are well developed. Very high level of parent involvement. I couldn't dream of a better school.

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
This is my son's second year at Academy and he loves the school as much as we do. We gave him the option of attending Sabino this year, if he didn't like Academy but he wanted to stay! My only concern is the school tends to hire young teachers. This has both a positive and negative aspect. The kids tend to connect with young teachers, making class time 'fun'. I would like to see the administration provide additional guidance and/or mentoring to teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2006
This school has the highest academic programs, but they expect the students to perform like robots. If a student doesn t agree with a teacher they are not asked to express their opinions but are repressed with the teachers.

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March 13, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2006
This school is horrible. Its is all about the admin!

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May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
Good school but need more good teachers. Music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities available. Level of parent involvement ok! Quality of academic programs is all right!

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2004
The Academy of Tucson is outstanding, the campus is brand new, it is easy to participate in class discussions, the curriculum is challenging, and there is not one teacher in the school that does not want to help you do your best. I highly recommend The Academy of Tucson to all students wishing to excell in life.

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2004
Academy of Tucson is such a great school. My daughter went there, and graduated with more than enough credits and with outstanding achievments, thanks Academy!

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March 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2003
I am so thankful to have found this school. The Stewart's really care about the kids. The school size and the excellent teachers make this the best learning experience that my child has had in 9 years of schooling! Thank you so much

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Academy of Tucson High School
10720 East 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ  85748
(520) 733-0096
Last modified Academy of Tucson High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Academy of Tucson High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews.