Our schools are designed specifically for the young people we serve – those living in poor economic and social conditions in South Tucson and its vicinity. Daily, our students experience the effects of poverty on their rich Mexican-American culture that differs greatly from the larger diffused Tucson society that surrounds them.
Our teachers make every effort to break the cycle of underachievement that condemns so many adolescents and young adults in the South Tucson area to low expectations in learning and life. We reject the notion that economically poor students are developmentally incapable of high academic achievement.
We empower our students with the skills, behaviors and attitudes necessary to be successful students, lifelong learners and contributing members to their families and local community. Our bottom line is student achievement within a rich learning environment that supports the history, culture and interests of our Mexican-American students.