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]





School Letter Grades

Middle School Math Protocol

Graduation Requirements

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) 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