The teachers are friendly and want to see your child excel in learning. I have not been disappointed with SSA-DM and my son is happy here. He learns a lot, they offer free tutoring after school and have many extracurricular activities for the children to choose from. They do an awesome job at communicating with parents through weekly newsletters that are emailed to parents, teachers email or call you with any concerns about your child, and you can log into a secure website to actually view your child's day by day grades, assignments, tardies, etc. Also, for military families it's very convenient, my son feels more at home around other military children and he is relieved that he doesn't have to endure long bus routes on a daily basis. However, there are some negatives...the students do not have lockers for books, athletic facilities or showers for use after PE. They also receive a lot of homework nightly. They charge a one time $120 book fee which would be better served by an E-book especially at a STEM school. Still, all in all SSA-DM makes my son feel at home, he learns a lot and feels challenged, benefits from his tutoring, and really enjoys his after school club.
SSA-DM is a great school. It helps student achieve success in the future. Teachers and staff are helpful and friendly. Students are well behave and friendly.
Awesome! I have never been to a school that ced so much about the students students individual success. They are setting them up to succeed in life truly!
SSA-DM is a great school. My daughter loves it! My daughter was attending another local high school but it didn't give her a sense of belonging or a challenge. I heard about SSA-DM from a co- worker and checked it out on the Internet and went up there. The Staff is pleasant, the curriculum is better than I expected and my daughter feels like she's been there for years. Submitted by a parent
Very solid STEM teaching, a lot of opportunities for after school tutoring and extracurricular activities.
Excellent STEM Middle and High School for new parents looking for great schools. College bound curriculum, exciting after-school club, athletics etc.
A charter school in Tucson that is awesome!Great academic standards. a great option for military families with middle school and high school aged students who are looking for a challenging alternative to the TUSD. Teachers are great. STEM learning is priority here. You get the best of both worlds- great educational opportunity and security of the military installation. Also open to students outside of the base population.
The worst middle school we have ever experienced!! I would not recommend this school to any parent for their middle school child/ren.
Having traversed the SSA system in Tucson, I have to admit that SSA-DM is the best of the bunch. The curriculum is much more balanced than the other campuses, the teachers are excellent, with high expectations and a true desire to teach and ensure the students are learning. The computer science program offered for 7th grade is unparalleled. Math team focuses more on LEARNING than winning, and is much more inclusive. Administration is caring, open to parental feedback and takes action on suggestions. I feel the students are held to a higher standard, which makes this school a choice for anyone looking for a middle school. The student population is quite diverse, with turnover mostly due to military relocation. Any issue I may have has been addressed professionally and in a timely fashion. The only drawbacks I see to this school is that the "community effect" fostered in the other campuses is not as strong, possibly due to the transient nature of the population. Towards the end of the year this year, the discipline seemed a bit excessive, however students can expect a rigorous, safe environment to actually LEARN in. Would recommend highly!
This is our 1st year at SSA-DM and we absolutely love it! My child is in the 6th grade class. The teachers are well trained and work hard for the students. They are very dedicated to the success of the students. The work is challenging but not impossible. They are given many opportunities to be successful in their academics. There are also very many clubs and activities to get involved in the school as well. I have nothing but great things to say about the school!
Excellent teachers, Strong leadership team, Challenging academic curriculum, Focused on Science Technology Engineering and Math, College Prep.
A really good asset to D-M AFB. Lots of after school clubs and rich curriculum.
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