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More than a Charter School - This is Marana!
Inspiring students to learn today and lead tomorrow.
Welcome! When enrolled in the Marana Unified School District, students are provided the highest quality education in safe, nurturing, and award-winning learning environments. All students benefit from computer based and technological programs and modern classroom furniture to deepen the learning experience and enhance levels of engagement.
Marana schools provide a diverse educational experience for the 21st century through appropriately certified and nationally certified educators who are committed to teaching the concepts and skills students need to be successful in college, career, and life.
MUSD offers free full-day kindergarten, computer science immersion, gifted and special education, advanced placement, dual enrollment, career and technical programs, distance learning, exceptional on-site athletics, extracurricular activities, fine arts, before/after school care, and so much more that is only offered through the Marana district.
Enroll your child today and be a part of an award-winning school district. We are confident we have a very special and educationally enriching experience to offer.
...where students are inspired
In Marana schools, the core focus is not simply to ensure that students are taught, but to ensure that they learn. By incorporating 21st century technology and collaborative furniture into the classroom, the District deepens the learning experience through higher levels of engagement and rigor. Students are challenged, relationships are built, and teaching is focused on individual student achievement.
Instruction is comprehensive, relevant, and rigorous where students are encouraged to explore, question, create, and learn. Teachers are committed to engaging students through relevant learning opportunities to teach necessary skills for success in an ever-changing 21st society.
From academics, to athletics, to the arts MUSD continues to prepare leaders for tomorrow!
...where students grow
With a graduation rate higher than state average, the District provides educational opportunities for students at 18 schools as well as online distance learning, a parent-partnered home schooling program, summer school, alternative settings, and Career and Technical programs.
Students are offered a variety of Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses designed to engage students at all academic levels.
Career academy choices allow high school students to select areas of academic interest that motivate learning and encourage exploration.
...where students belong
The Marana district has enjoyed a rich tradition of excellence in education for many years.
Located in beautiful Northwest Tucson, approximately 16 miles northwest of downtown Tucson, the District takes pride in knowing it’s one of the reasons families choose to live in the community.
Built on a history of high expectations and high performance, education in the Marana community dates back to the early 1920’s. Today, a staff of 1,600 employees serve over 12,200 students in 18 schools....Read MUSD History.
..points of pride
Class size promoting EXCEPTIONAL student achievement.
- Average Class Size
- K: 22
- 1st: 23
- 2nd: 22
- 3rd: 26
- 4th: 26
- 5th: 26
- 6th: 26
- Graduation rate HIGHER than State average.
- Attendance rate HIGHER than State average.
- A+, State A, and National Blue Ribbon schools.
- Appropriately Certified Teachers; state, and nationally recognized teachers, Rodel Exemplary Principals.
- Learning facilities with high speed and wireless infrastructure.
- State of the art professionally staffed library media centers at every school.
- Flinn and National Merit Scholars.
- Service Academy Appointments.
Career and Technical Education
Award winning Career and Technical Education programs prepare students to enter the workforce with the academic and career skills needed to compete successfully in the job market. Career and Technical Education programs offer a sequence of courses to students in grades 9-12. Through the District’s Career and Technical Education programs and a partnership with the Pima County Joint Technical Education District, students are offered instruction in Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Automotive Technology, Engineering, Marketing, Sports Medicine, Welding Technology, Biotechnology, Dental Assisting, Software and Game Design, and many more career fields.
Students exposed to preschool and full day kindergarten have greater success in learning essential early academic skills. Aligned with Arizona academic standards, the District provides a free full day kindergarten program at all elementary schools. The program is developmentally and individually appropriate in addressing cognitive, social, emotional, and physical areas of development. The District also provides licensed preschool learning facilities at several elementary schools.
Gifted and Special Education
A wide continuum of services covering all areas of exceptionality, within the least restrictive environment, is available for students in grades K-12. Students receiving special education are supported by a team of professionals who develop individual education program goals and provide related services such as psychological testing, speech pathology, and occupational and physical therapy aligned to individualized need. The District also provides an enriching preschool program for ages 3-5 years. Students who qualify for the Gifted Program receive differentiated general education instruction to meet unique needs. All instruction is aligned with state standards.
The District provides a variety of resources and programs to support the academic needs of eligible Title I, English Language Learner, Migrant, and Native American students. Supplemental programs consist of instructional services which assist in achieving the Arizona academic standards.
Marana students are offered a K-12 comprehensive competency based school counseling program. Every MUSD school employs Master level, full-time, school counselors at each school who act as a point of contact for parents & students for assistance in academic, personal/social, and career development. A Family Resource Center enhances student and family support through the delivery of community-determined health, social, recreational, and educational services to children, youth, and families in the District.
The Learning, Enrichment, And Play (LEAP) program offers secure, supervised learning and play experiences which enhances the time a child spends away from home and school. Enrichment Centers are available at all elementary schools and at designated schools during school breaks for students enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade. LEAP offers academic support,art, physical education, and hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities geared to academically challenge and engage students in a creative and fun way.
Marana Governing Board
A five-member Governing Board represents the community in exercising local control of public education. Members meet on a semimonthly basis to support the District's commitment to excellence in academics and students' personal achievements.
Marana Schools' 2340 Foundation
Committed to ensuring that every student is prepared for future success and has a vision for life, the 2340 Foundation provides resources to ensure equity and excellence are supported with the Marana district.