Required items for enrollment:
- Completed enrollment form
- Health information form
- Immunization records
- Birth certificate
- Two proofs of residency
- Copy of report card or current grades
- Official notice of withdrawal from previous school
School attendance is ultimately the responsibility of the student and his/her parents. Students should be absent from school only when absolutely necessary. Many classes use lectures, discussions, demonstrations and participation as part of daily learning activities and these cannot be made up by those who are absent. Students with good attendance records generally tend to achieve higher grades and enjoy school more.
State law A.R.S. 15‑802 (D) and 15‑901 (A) (6) (c) requires that a person having custody of a child between six (6) and sixteen (16) years of age must send the child to school full time when the school is in session, unless statutorily excused pursuant.
When a child is absent, a parent or guardian is required to call the attendance office. If this is not possible, parents must send a written note to hand in to the attendance office on the day your child returns. Arizona law now requires the school to report the reason for absences. In compliance with Arizona State Law, a student will be dropped from attendance after ten consecutive unexcused or unverified absences. If the school does not receive a call or note from parent/guardian, following their return to school, the absence will be considered unexcused. If a student is dropped from attendance, he/she must re‑enroll upon their return.
Open Enrollment Information
The Marana Unified School District has an open-enrollment policy that allows for the enrollment of students who reside in other Marana District schools’ attendance areas (resident transfer students), and in other school districts (nonresident transfer students), on a space available basis. Open enrollment applications must be submitted on or before December 15th to be considered for priority enrollment for the following school year.
Once transfer students are enrolled in a District school on open enrollment status, they do not need to reapply as open enrollment applicants for subsequent school years, unless they were withdrawn or expelled previously and are seeking re-admission. However, an open enrolled student must undergo an annual review to determine if the student has remained in compliance with all open-enrollment requirements, including those relating to discipline, attendance, academic progress.
On a yearly basis, the Marana Unified School District will estimate how much excess capacity may exist to accept new transfer pupils. The estimate of excess capacity shall be made for each school, grade level, and special programs.
Complete details of the Marana Unified District Open Enrollment Policy are available at each school site, and on the website at www.maranausd.org.