Vail Academy and High School

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Basic Information

Address: 608 S. Quiet Cove Place Tucson, AZ 85747
County: Pima
District: Vail Unified School District
Phone Number: (520) 879-1900
Fax Number: (520) 879-1901
Principal: Dennis Barger

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Vail Academy and High School
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Additional Information

School Type: District sponsored charter school
Accreditation: North Central
Grade Level: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Founded: 1997
School Setting:

Our school is located in the University of Arizona's Tech Park. It is a suburban setting on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:40 - 2:40
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: Navy Blue and Silver
School Mascot: Boxers (dog)
School Size: 480
Classroom Size: 24
Classroom Teachers: 26
Student/Teacher Ratio: 19:1
Support Services:

Resource program and a gifted program for qualifying students.

After School Programs: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Students in grades 7-12 are assigned a laptop. Students in grades 2-6 have classroom sets of laptops for their individual use.

School Championships:

We have a very limited sports program, but are the defending champs in HS girls' volleyball and HS boys' basketball.

School Clubs:

Robotics, Chess, NHS, NJHS, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Science Olympiad, Cake Decorating, Math and some others.

Lunch Availability: National School Lunch Program
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Plenty for our staff and high school students

Uniform Guidelines:

Pretty firm dress code, but not uniforms.

Mission Statement:

VAHS is a small learning community that encourages high academic and social achievement. We foster responsibility through nurturing individual relationships for success!

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We make decisions based on what is best for kids!

Enrollment Characteristics: Open to all, but we do have a lottery if needed.
School History:

Built in 1997, Vail High School was created to provide parents and option to have their children educated in the Vail School District (we used to bus our high school students to neighboring districts). After 13 years as a tenant at the Univerisity of Arizona's Tech Park, we moved the school to be in compliance with the local Air Force Base's environzone. In planning for the new building we opted to expand it to a K-12 school and expand from 150-480 students.

Notes/School Information:

We have been very academically successful: each of the past 9 years we have received the highest ranking from the state of Arizona (Excelling or letter grade "A"). When we designed the new school, being environmentally friendly was very important to us. We strived for and received a rating of "L.E.E.D. GOLD" from the US Green Building Council. We have also been recgonized by the Arizona Education Foundation as an "A+ School of Excellence"TM.