#2019 School Visits

Tucson School Visits*

Wednesday School Visit

Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School | 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($29)

Davis offers a Dual-Language Program that reflects and represents the community's unwavering commitment to bilingual education in general, literacy in English and Spanish in particular. The focus at Davis creates authentic learning environments where children are immersed in Spanish language development in all subject areas. The Las Aguilitas de Davis Mariachi group is an integral part of the second language learning process. The Dolores Huerta Garden is an outdoor classroom with math and science lessons in a real-life setting. Anita Fernandez, Prescott College; Norma Gonzalez, Tucson Unified School District

Website: http://www.tusd1.org/davis

Thursday School Visits

Manzo Elementary |8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ($29)

Manzo empowers children to be future leaders and stewards of the environment with hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) initiatives implemented through growing vegetables, managing a chicken coop, an aquaponic system, observing a desert tortoise habitat and utilizing rainwater harvesting cisterns. Students at Manzo spend instructional time in the school's extensive outdoor classroom. Students are citizen scientists engaged in real-world scientific inquiry and investigations made possible through the ongoing support of community partners. Vegetables, eggs, and fish are grown on campus are sold to the community at monthly Manzo Markets. Steve LaTurco, Principal, Tucson Unified School District
Website: http://www.tusd1.org/manzo

Cholla High School |12:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ($29)

Cholla’s mission is to engage and prepare students for a global economy through a variety of programs. The school provides students with a well-rounded education through International Baccalaureate (IB), AVID, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, JROTC and multiple CTE course offerings.


  • Advanced Learning Experiences provided through International Baccalaureate and AVID.
  • Cholla's JROTC program is the only program of its kind in TUSD
  • The Cholla Arabic program is one of the premier high school Arabic language programs in the Western Hemisphere.

Website: http://www.tusd1.org/Cholla

Friday School Visit

Changemaker Campus |8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ($39)

Tucson's K-20 Changemaker Campus houses three educational institutions - Prescott College Tucson, Changemaker High School (9-12), and Mexicayotl Academy (K-8), offering an educational model focused on decolonial and rehumanizing pedagogy. Located in the Naylor neighborhood of Southeast Tucson, the student demographics of the K-20 campus are majority Latinx youth and offer dual language instruction, urban environmental justice curriculum, and community organizing praxis. The vision for the K-20 campus includes developing a professional development site to train critically conscious educators and community organizers with the end goal of building power in Latinx communities and providing access to higher education
Anita Fernandez, Prescott College

Prescott College  https://news.prescott.edu/news/prescott-college-tucson-presents-changemaker-partnership-corporate-board
Changemaker High School  https://changemakerhighschool.org/
Mexicayoti Academy  http://www.mexicayotlacademy.com/home.html

*If you've already registered for the conference, email Institutes@NAMEorg.org with your school visit registration request.