Amphitheater Unified District


Amphitheater Unified District


Amphitheater Public Schools has a long history of excellence, going back to 1893 when the first school opened with 11 students. Today we have 21 campuses and more than 13,000 students. Our teachers are skilled and highly qualified. They participate in ongoing professional development, and many have national certification. They have excellent and well-proven strategies to enhance learning. Amphitheater Public Schools offer a demanding and rigorous curriculum aligned with current standards. Our educators focus on skills students need in today’s workplace, including creativity and innovation, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. We prepare students to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Mission Statement

We Believe... • All students can learn and achieve. • Everyone has unique strengths, talents and needs. • Students deserve a safe and caring environment. We Are... • Dedicated to educational excellence. • A community that meets students’ individual needs. • A place where parents want their children to go. We Promise... • To offer unique opportunities for children to learn and grow. • To recognize that each child is an individual, with specific needs. • To challenge students to explore higher learning.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion/religious beliefs, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, creed, citizenship status, marital status, political beliefs/affiliation, disability, home language, family, social or cultural background in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, education programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business. The Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) has three major roles: • To encourage and ensure equal opportunity. • To provide a means of redress to individuals who allege unlawful discrimination. • To foster an inclusive and welcoming environment, reflective of the diversity of our community. Jay McKenzie accepts, investigates, and responds to general concerns about issues affecting the rights and responsibilities of individuals under equal opportunity laws. Employees, applicants, students and parents should notify the EOO if they feel they have been the victims of discrimination through any District activity or action. Mr. McKenzie is also one of the District’s hearing officers appointed by the Governing Board. He conducts administrative hearings and makes a determination if a long-term suspension and/or expulsion recommendation is warranted in situations when a student is alleged to have violated the Student Code of Conduct.

Amphitheater Unified District

701 W Wetmore, Tucson, AZ 85705