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  • Teacher remotely teaching in backyard

    AOT elementary teacher donates convalescent plasma to help during coronavirus pandemic

    Jane Locke, our 5th grade teacher, has been donating plasma since May
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  • Study habits

    Mission Possible: Study Habits, Online Learning and Organization for Middle & High School

    Tinsley Sinnott, our new Director of Student Services at Academy of Tucson has LOTS of insights to share when it comes to online learning and study tips. Read on to get informed and better prepared. You got this!

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  • AOT New Hires

    Good as New!

    Academy of Tucson has five new hires this year straddling all three of our campuses. We asked some of these academic superstars to tell us about themselves, why they choose to be educators, why they chose to join AOT and how they love to learn in their own lives.

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  • AOT parents

    Can’t Spell Partner without Parent!

    At AOT we believe parents make schools.  We work together — in partnership — to make sure every child grows, to ensure our communication is strong and to value the efforts of both our teachers and caretakers.
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  • AOT Study Tips

    AOTHS Online Study and Safety Tips: Plus How to Stay POSITIVE!

    Lindsey Figueroa, Career and College Advisor, at Academy of Tucson High School gave us these personal insights into ways our AOTHS students can stay organized, safe and engaged while distance learning.
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  • AOT switch

    Make the Switch!

    Switching schools is daunting. There are so many unknowns. Not least of all is the academic fit. Will making this switch prove worth the tremendous effort it takes to change course after the school year has begun?
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  • AOT

    The Reviews are In!

    Our distance learning experience, according to parents and students, is working. After a summer like no other, we are excited to be back into our Academy of Tucson groove and we know we owe so much to our students and families.
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  • College Credit

    AOT. AOT. How Does (your) College Credit Go?

    The majority of our Academy of Tucson High School students graduate with college credit. In fact - they’re earning at least 6.0 seamlessly-transferable college credits!
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  • aot charter school

    Why Choose a Charter School?

    Charter Schools are public schools that excel where traditional public schools and private schools can’t.
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  • How We Adapt

    How We Adapt: Recalibrating for Reopening

    We have had many families reach out with questions and concerns about our reopening and our plans for the year ahead. Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions and how we are adapting. 
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  • AOT Distance

    Distance Learning: Our Flexible Framework for the Future

    We are very grateful for our Academy of Tucson community. We take this tremendous AOT community energy and harness it as momentum as we undergo our 2020-2021 back-to-school efforts. 

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  • AOT Safe and Secure

    Safe and Secure: Our Plan for Reopening

    We want to thank everyone who participated in our Academy of Tucson survey regarding the reopening of our campuses. We heard your wishes that we move forward, prioritizing these 3 things:  Read More
  • AOT Superintendent Update

    August 4, 2020: Superintendent Update

    Academy of Tucson board of directors voted unanimously to extend distance learning through the end of the first semester.  Read More
  • aot header

    Superintendent Update

    An update from Academy of Tucson Superintendent Jose E. Garcia on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  Read More
  • AOT A-Rated

    Academy of Tucson’s A-rated Academics

    Our Academy of Tucson High School teachers, students, staff and community have shown what an extraordinary high school can be! Hats off to AOTHS! Go Lynx! Read More
  • US News Best High Schools

    Academy of Tucson Is on the U.S. News Ranking for Best High Schools: What’s the Big Deal?

    Academy of Tucson High School and the entire Academy of Tucson district is thrilled to once again receive The U.S. News Best High Schools ranking in 2020. Read More
  • AOTMS band - Mrs. Cmiel

    Mrs. Cmiel, AOTMS Music Director, Brings Music to our Ears

    Catherine Cmiel is a dedicated music instructor to our middle school students. Teaching sixth grade music, 7-8 grade music, chorus and band, theater, and even how to play recorders, Mrs. Cmiel influences many! Read More
  • aot spirit week

    Academy of Tucson Loves to Celebrate: In-school Events and Fundraisers

    A big part of what makes our time together so positive is all the fun we have at every AOT campus. Festivals and events abound, as well as fundraisers, carnivals, and academic showcases. Read More
  • AOT field trips

    Learning Outside The Classroom with Academy of Tucson

    Academy of Tucson believes hands-on learning and exposure to the community surrounding our school is vital for all of our students. From elementary school through high school, our AOT students learn about the real world around them, and experience its meaning and impact for themselves.regularly receives an “A” average rating Read More
  • 2020 Guide to Tucson, Arizona Public Charter Schools

    The Complete 2020 Guide to Tucson, Arizona Public Charter Schools

    We have put together this guide to help you understand what options are available for your child and help you understand more about public charter schools and how your child could attend. Read More
  • Willie Henry

    Meet Mr. Willie Henry, Academy of Tucson Middle School Principal

    Please join us in welcoming Mr. Willie Henry to the Academy of Tucson Schools family! He will be serving as our middle school principal, starting in fall 2020. Read More
  • aot community

    Academy of Tucson’s Small Classes and Thriving Community

    Our Academy of Tucson public charter school district comprises an Elementary School, a Middle School, and a High School located on three charming campuses. Read More
  • Congratulations Class of 2020

    Academy of Tucson High School Class of 2020

    A special salute to the hard work and big accomplishment of our AOTHS senior graduates.  Read More
  • AOT grads

    Recent Graduates from 2014 and 2015: Flying High into Graduate School and Careers

    We reached out to recent AOT alumni to hear about where they are now and how their time with us has influenced their adult life.  Read More
  • AOT HS

    Choosing a New High School: Why Now?

    Switching schools or districts can be daunting at any age. For high schoolers, it can be extra challenging. But there are plenty of worthwhile reasons to make the jump. Here are 3 reasons why switching to a new high school works: Read More
  • AOT 2017 grads

    These Two AOT Alums from 2017 Are Excelling in College

    We love the small size of our Academy of Tucson District. It allows us all to truly know – and value – each other. To that end, we reached out to recent AOT alumni to hear about where they are now and how their time with us has influenced their adult life. Read More
  • Recent AOT Graduates Blazing Trails in College

    We love the small size of our Academy of Tucson District. It allows us all to truly know - and value – each other. To that end, we reached out to recent AOT alumni to hear about where they are now and how their time with us has influenced their adult life. Read More
  • AOT Mrs. Thompson

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    Every school day is ‘bring your granddaughters to work day’ for Mrs. Thompson, third Grade Teacher at AOTES! Read More
  • AOT Art

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    Get to know the Art Teacher at Academy of Tucson Middle School - Ms. Moseley, known affectionately as Ms. Mo!  Read More
  • AOTMS Wright Flight

    Who We Are: AOTMS Flies High with Wright Flight!

    For years, our Academy of Tucson Middle School students have participated in the Wright Flight Program pioneered here in Tucson. Read More
  • AOT Middle School

    Getting to Know Us: Academy of Tucson Middle School

    The Academy of Tucson Middle School, a tuition-free public charter school, was established in 1986, accredited in 1990 and chartered in 1999! We are one third of an excelling and A-rated school system, consistently exceeding Arizona’s average on state tests. Read More
  • Dikinis AOT

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    An 18-year faculty member, at Academy of Tucson High School, Mrs. Dikinis brings creativity and spark to everything she does. Read More
  • AOT Principal Hancock

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    As a principal, Mr. Hancock relishes the small size of Academy of Tucson Elementary School. He knows every student, faculty and staff member, and parent by name. Read More
  • Cody Crabtree AOT

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    This week we are thrilled to shine the spotlight on Senior Cody Crabtree, one of our student treasures here at Academy of Tucson High School. Read More
  • Academy of Tucson A-Rated

    Top 10 Reasons the Academy of Tucson Public Charter School District Is “A” Rated

    Academy of Tucson’s district, comprising three schools, is proud to annually earn an ‘A’ average rating from the state of Arizona! Here are ten reasons why our Academy of Tucson district gets top marks year after year. Read More
  • AOT Who We Are

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    In her role as Director of Music at Academy of Tucson High School, Ms. Maldonado-Torres cultivates a positive learning environment while challenging her students to be the best people and musicians they can be. Read More
  • AOT Wendi Allardice

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    Get to know one of the educators making our small schools creative and caring - Wendi Allardice, Academy of Tucson High School Principal.  Read More
  • AOT butterfly

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    Spearheading founder of the Butterfly Garden on our Middle School campus, Ms. Janet Dougherty is a shining example of our committed faculty at Academy of Tucson. Read More
  • Academy of Tucson: Future Engineers Program

    Academy of Tucson: Amazon Future Engineers

    Calling all curious and innovative technologists! Have we got a new program for you! Read More
  • Lindsey Figueroa - Academy of Tucson

    Who We Are: The Academy of Tucson Community

    Ms. Figueroa is a dynamo! Not only does she advise students on their college prep and career needs, Ms. Figueroa also chaperones ‘The Academy Adventurers’. Read More
  • Academy of Tucson: Homeschooling in the Time of Coronavirus

    Academy of Tucson: Homeschooling in the Time of Coronavirus

    With Tucson schools remaining closed until at least April 10, the realities of homeschooling may be top of mind for our Academy of Tucson families. Read More
  • Academy of Tucson: Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus

    Academy of Tucson: Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus

    It is a stressful time.  The daily, evolving list of things we can no longer do impacts us all. Our Academy of Tucson families, staff, and community are always top of mind. Read More
  • Academy of Tucson Family Resources

    Academy of Tucson Family Resources

    We are in an unprecedented time in our local Tucson community and around the world. With Arizona Public and Charter schools closed until March 27, we are reaching out with ideas of how to stay informed and to keep your Academy of Tucson students engaged.  Read More
  • Getting to Know Us: Academy of Tucson Teacher Spotlight

    Getting to Know Us: Academy of Tucson Teacher Spotlight

    Meet Julie Newsham, Academy of Tucson Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Read More
  • Choose Elementary School

    Key Steps for Elementary School Selection

    Figuring out where to send your child for elementary school can be exciting and overwhelming. Here’s a top three list of ‘must-considers’ when choosing your young student’s elementary school: Read More