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Integration, Diversity and Racial Equity

Tucson Unified is fundamentally committed to the principles of integration, diversity and racial equity. Our programs, including magnet school, incentive transportation, family outreach, curriculum, and extracurricular activities, are all designed to fulfill this commitment.

This page, and the pages listed here, describe the measures we take to achieve integration, diversity, and racial equity.

A Day in the Life...

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Fulfilling Our Committment
  • In Academics
    Tucson Unified works to improve the academic achievement of African American and Latino students in the District and to ensure that African American and Latino students have equitable access to the District’s Advanced Learning Experiences.
  • To Behavior
    Tucson Unified considers its student behavior policies and discipline practices as part of the District’s overall goal of creating inclusive and supportive environments in schools.Tucson Unified commits to ensuring that students remain as often as practicable in classroom settings where learning happens. In accordance with the student code of conduct, and to the extent practicable based on the student behavior at issue, a variety of graduated positive behavior techniques will be used with the aim of preventing students from being excluded from the classroom or school.
  • To Community and Family Engagement
    Community and family engagement are critical components of student success. Tucson Unified will seek to continuously increase family and community engagement in schools, at family centers, and through the District's central offices. TUSD will seek to partner with and learn from families to design and implement effective strategies for meeting the needs of their children.
  • To Diversity
    Students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds shall have the opportunity to attend a diverse school. A diverse school is one in which no racial or ethnic group varies from the district average by more than +/- 20 percentage points, and in which no single racial or ethnic group exceeds 70% of the school’s enrollment.
  • In Extracurricular Activities
    Tucson Unified ensures that extracurricular activities provide opportunities for interracial contact in positive settings of shared interest and that students have equitable access to extracurricular activities regardless of racial or ethnic background or ELL status-to the extent practicable.

    Tucson Unified will provide a range of extracurricular activities at each school to provide students opportunities to participate in sports activities at schools at which they are offered, to develop leadership skills, and to pursue curricular interests and programs.

  • To Facilities
    Tucson Unified ensures that students have equitable access to facilities and technological resources.

We are committed to integration, diversity and racial equity.

Programs
Tucson Unified demonstrates its commitment to integration, diversity, and racial equity in all its programs. In particular, the following programs are instrumental in achieving our goals.

Dual Language

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Gifted and Talented Education

Magnet Programs