Bancroft & Associates Realty | Tucson, Arizona
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It is a violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act for a Real Estate Professional to recommend one particular school or school district over others. I can, however, give general information.
Tucson proper and the suburban areas of Pima County that surround it have numerous public school districts.
Tucson Unified, Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde, Vail, Sahuarita, Continental (includes Green Valley), Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Amphitheater and Marana School District.
These districts all have at least one high school (TUSD has many, Amphi has at least three), as well as numerous Middle Schools and Elementary Schools.
Tucson also has numerous Public Charter Schools. These are tuition-free alternatives to the larger public schools.
Tucson also has schools of all grade levels that have a religious theme. Many of these are connected to a particular denomination or organization within a denomination and others are free-standing, so to speak. Unless there are specific instances of which I am unaware, children of any and every faith or none at all are welcome in any school in Tucson that their parents would like them to attend.
Finally, Tucson also has a considerable number of parents who prefer to home school their children. These home schooled children have to pass tests at every grade level to ensure that they are getting the same education that other children get. They are welcome to participate in the extracurricular activities and sports programs of their neighborhood schools.
A word on schoolwork and good parenting. Your child is entitled to a fine education, which will prepare him or her for life as a productive adult. In any locale there are frequent distractions to any academic program.
When I was a child, my parents had to remind me often that school was more than all of the activities that I loved associated with school and friends and that I needed to apply myself to my class and homework too. Had it been my choice, I would have spent every single after-school and all evening until bedtime playing sports.
Our teachers used to help by tapping their wristwatches at 5:15 p.m. and telling us that the last bus was ready to leave in 10 minutes! It is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children's work, their progress as regards grade level and their social interactions at school. If this good parenting is done, any child will be a success at school.
Continental Elementary School District (includes Green Valley)