Educational Services

Mission Statement

Educational Services is committed to building upon the successful accomplishments and programs that benefit students and strengthen the instructional capacity of our staff. We strive to work collaboratively to set academic goals that will continue to lead Sahuarita Unified School District as a premier school system that focuses on academic excellence, exemplary professional development, and astounding customer service.

In effort toward continuous school improvement, provided are multiple resources and informational items to support the following:

  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • Gifted Education
  • Special Education Services
  • Communication Outreach
  • Assessment
  • Alternative Education
  • Federal Programs/Grants
  • Arizona Department of Education Initiatives






Sahuarita USD is a Beyond Textbooks Partner. What is Beyond Textbooks?


Mr. Brett Bonner
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
520-625-3502 ext.1015
[email protected]
Mrs. Susana Calderon-Alday
Administrative Assistant for Educational Services
520-625-3502 ext. 1015
[email protected]
Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the minimum required credits for Sahuarita Unified High School Graduation in order to graduate. Students who wish to attend Arizona in-state universities will need to complete additional credits in order to meet the unconditional admission requirement.

The Arizona Academic Scholars Program encourages students to complete a more rigorous course of study that will prepare them for employment or higher education after graduation. Students meeting these requirements will receive the Arizona Scholars medal.

Course SUSD #30 High School1 Arizona University System2 Arizona Academic Scholars Program3
English 4 credits English I to IV 4 credits English I to IV 4 credits English I to IV
Math 4 credits 4 credits Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Advanced Math 4 credits Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, 4th Math approved by Principal
Science 3 credits 3 credits (Lab Science) 1 year each from any of the following areas is accepted: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Integrated Sciences and Physics 3 credits 1 credit in each of 3 different disciplines: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Physics (Physics preferred, AZ university system-approved Lab Science or Earth Science accepted)
Social Studies 3 credits World History, World Geography US History American/AZ Government (0.5) Economics (0.5) 2 credits American History and one other social science 3 credits World History, Geography, US History, US Government/Civics, or Economics
Language other than English None 2 credits Two of the same language 2 credits Two of the same language
Fine Arts/CTE 1 credit 1 credit 2 credits
Electives 6 credits 5 credits5 3 credits5
Physical Education4 1 credit 1 credit5 1 credit5
TOTAL6 22   22 22

Arizona's Universities also allow English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and LOTE (Language Other Than English) requirements to be filled by making specified scores on various assessment instruments.

1 Per Arizona Academic Standards

2 As defined by the Arizona State Board of Regents

3 “C” or above required in all Scholars courses

4 Students enrolled in Marching Band, NJROTC, and Dance may count their course completion (two semesters) towards the Physical Education credit requirement.

5 Required for SUSD high school graduation

6 High school graduates are required to pass, 60% or higher(70% or higher for graduating class of 2026), a civics test identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services- ARS 15-701.01. High school graduates are required to attend one or more training sessions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation- ARS 15-718.01.

Rev. 01.2020 Board Approved 01.22.2020