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School Community Services

School Community Services | 1010 E. Tenth St., Building B,  Tucson, AZ 85719 |  (520) 225-6400 |

School Choice - School Community Services

The Welcome Center

Your One-Stop Resource Center
For Tucson Unified School District

The Welcome Center is a one-stop easy-to-use resource center. It is designed to provide students, parents, and the community with a wide range of services. We serve the Tucson Unified community in the following ways:

  • increasing parent awareness of school and community programs and services
  • expediting student placement in appropriate programs
  • assisting schools as needed

Our Mission

The Welcome Center serves as an avenue to support and promote collaboration, cooperation, and communication among home, school, and community.

The Welcome Center serves as a catalyst for families to access information and identify resources and programs offered in Tucson Unified.

The Welcome Center provides accessibility to information and services in an environment where each individual is respected, trusted, and valued.

Student Services

School Choice
Open Enrollment and Magnet Schools

Students who would like to attend a school different than the one assigned to their address of residency may submit a School Choice Application to apply in the lottery process.

School Choice Applications can be submitted online and are available at School Community Services, TUSD Family Resource Centers, any TUSD school office. For more details visit enrollment .

The lottery selects students for open enrollment and/or magnet opportunities available at the preferred non-neighborhood school of choice. The number of seats available in the lottery at each grade level depends upon the number of seats left unfilled from the neighborhood students whose address is assigned to the school. The lottery process is required for the purposes of integration.

The school(s) associated with your address of residency may be verified using Pima Association of Government's Find Your School (PAG).

School Choice and Transportation

  • Magnet Enrollment: Selected students who live within TUSD boundaries are automatically eligible for transportation services, per Governing Board Policy EEA guidelines.
  • Open Enrollment: Students who live within TUSD boundaries are not automatically eligible for transportation services, per Governing Board Policy EEA guidelines.
    Visit Incentive Transportation Calculator to see if Incentive Transportation options are available to your student.


Family and Community Outreach (FCO) can help answer questions about students temporarily living with an adult who is not a biological parent or legal guardian. For more information, call 520-225-2100 or email about Guardianship.

Court Placements/DES

Family and Community Outreach (FCO) can help, if you have questions regarding the enrollment of students whose guardianship is overseen by the Department of Child Services (DCS) or a Court Order, including students falling under Neglected & Delinquent status, we can help. For more information, call 520-225-2100 or email about Court Placement/DES.

Youth in Temporary Living Situations
Due to Hardship (McKinney-Vento)

Students in temporary living situations due to hardship including students falling under homeless status, will be immediately enrolled.

See Policy JFABD and Regulation JFABD-R.

Contact McKinney Vento staff at 520-232-7058 or  email McKinney-Vento.

Flyer Approval

We provide approval to outside organizations for the distribution or display of informational and promotional materials.

See Board Policy KHC and Regulation KHC.

Please read Flyer guidelines (PDF). For more information or to submit materials email Flyers.

Educational Visas (I-20)

We help with the enrollment of senior high school students who have been approved by Homeland Security Services to study for one year.

For more information, email Kristina Grebloski at 520-225-6400.

Admission of Students (U of A Non-Residents)

For students whose parents are from other countries or states and are University of Arizona-affiliated, enrollment varies depending upon student's age, address of residency, demographics, Visa, and duration of visit.

For more information, email Kristina Grebloski or call 520-225-6400

Foreign Exchange Students

Non-resident foreign students who are in exchange programs approved by the U.S. Department of Education may be admitted. Consult CSIET (Council On Standards for International Educational Travel) for approved programs.

For more information, email Beth Counts at is 520-225-6211.

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