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3515 S Fifth St
Tucson, AZ 85707
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
Education is very important to the Davis-Monthan community. Whether it is career development, on-the-job training, personal education or ensuring your children get the best education possible, the base is here to assist you.
For professional military education and adult education, the base Education Center, located on 5355 E. Granite Street in Building 2441, is your first stop for education assistance. You may contact education counselors at 520-228-2645 or DSN 312-228-2645 or email 355FSS.FSDE.Education@us.af.mil
There are nine major public-school districts in the Tucson area, with 110 schools in the Tucson Unified School District alone. There is one elementary school on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base installation, Borman Elementary School. There is also a charter school on the installation, the Sonoran Science Academy, which offers classes from 6th through 12th grades. Sonoran Science Academy is a college prep charter school and has been recommended for full accreditation during the 2011-2012 school year. The school district websites list school test results for the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards for elementary, middle and high schools and warrant considerable observation. A wide range of scores exists across these districts. For questions regarding child education, please email the Child and Youth Education Services school liaison, Elizabeth (Betsy) Fleming, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her office in the Mission Support Group Building 3200, Room 116.
District Contact Information:
Tucson Unified School District: 520-225-6000. Special Education (ages 3-5 years): 520-232-8314. Special Education (K-12): 520-225-6610.
Vail School District: 520-879-2000. Special Education (ages 3-5 years): 520-879-2082. Special Education (K-12): 520-879-2052.
Sahuarita Unified School District: 520-625-3502. Special Education: 520-625-3502, ext. 1011.
Marana Unified School District: 520-682-3243. Special Education: 520-682-4782.
Sunnyside Unified School District: 520-545-2000. Special Education (ages 3-5 years): 520-545-3670. Special Education (K-12): 520-545-2094.
Catalina Foothills School District: 520-209-7500. Special Education: 520-209-7714.
Amphitheater Unified School District: 520-696-5000. Special Education (ages 3-5 years): 520-696-6420. Special Education (K-12): 520-696-5230.
Flowing Wells School District: 520-696-8801. Special Education: 520-696-8836.
Tanque Verde School District: 520-749-5751. Special Education: 520-749-5751, ext. 202.
Bring the following documents at the time of registration:
Student's original certificate of birth or certified copy
Record of immunization (See additional information below.)
Document of recent physical within one year of date of entry (applicable to middle/high school age children for participation in sports teams)
Legal proof of residence (letter from housing, settlement or rental contract or utility bill)
Individual Education Plan for a student with special needs/disability (It is best if evaluations are current within the last 12 months.)
Legal documents (as needed, to include court custody, adoption or foster care)
Records from previous school or the correct address for request of records (It is recommended that you hand carry records from the previous school.)
Please note that students entering kindergarten must have reached their fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the year in which they enroll.
Immunizations – Upon entry or transfer into a school setting, documented proof of immunization is required, as listed on the following website.
Bus service, meals, before- and after-school programs and school sports programs are conditioned on the choice of school and can be found at each individual school website. All public districts have these services available.
COVID-19 precautions are currently in place.
There are 11 major public school districts in the Tucson area. Located on base Borman Elementary School, grades K-5, is a traditional school in Tucson Unified School District and Sonoran Science Academy, a private (tuition-free) charter school, grades 6-12th. Palo Verde High School and Roberts Naylor K-8 school are the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) neighborhood school that also serve the educational needs. DMAFB students attend public, private, home school and charter schools throughout the Tucson area. Arizona allows open enrollment, meaning you can opt for your children to attend a different school if they have open slots outside of the Davis-Monthan AFB neighborhood schools. Please keep in mind you may be responsible for providing transportation if accepted under the Arizona open enrollment program. Contact the School Liaison (520) 228-6040 for additional information about educational options and opportunities.
Local schools are experiencing challenges due to COVID-19 precautions.
For children with special needs, such as those having any type of learning disability as well as falling on the autism spectrum, additional information about available programs may be obtained from each district's main office or website. For more information on Arizona Exceptional Student Services, please visit their website. You may also contact the Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator at 228-5690 for more information.
Several school districts provide virtual learning/distance learning opportunities for students. There are numerous charter schools that offer full-time online curriculum.
For a list of local virtual academies, contact the Child and Youth Education Services School Liaison at 520-228-6040.
To obtain a copy of the affidavit and the full requirements for homeschooling in Arizona, visit Homeschool Information - Pima County Schools - Tucson, AZ.
Tucson Area Home-School Resources
Home-schooling is instruction provided at home by parents, tutors or home-school cooperatives. Parents should inform themselves completely about time commitments, curricula, relevant state laws and available resources. Keep in mind that mandatory requirements regarding home-schooling vary by state.
In Arizona, an Affidavit of Intent, stating that the child is home-schooled, must be filed with the county school superintendent within thirty days of the beginning of home instruction. The county school superintendent must be notified within thirty days of the termination of instruction of home school. Children between the ages of 6 and 16 are required to receive instruction in the state of Arizona.
Email the Child and Youth Education Services School Liaison at email@example.com for more information on Home School Resources.
Tucson-Area Private Schools
There are serveral private schools in the Tucson area. Tuition varies from school to school. You can contact the Child and Youth Education Services School Liaison at 520-228-6040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of area schools and contact numbers/websites.
Tucson-Area Charter Schools
Charter schools are public, nonsectarian schools which aim to provide educational innovation, improve academic achievement and establish a multicultural environment without regard to economic status. They operate as either non-profit or profit organizations and are independent of the local board of education. Charter schools are open to all students, but schools may impose class-size caps. Charter schools are required to provide for children with special needs. For a list of local Charter Schools, email the Child and Youth Education Services School Liaison at email@example.com.