African American
Student Services

Jimmy Hart, Director
1302 S. Avenida Vega, Rm 27 (Basement)
(at Palo Verde Magnet HS)
Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: (520) 584-7500
Fax: (520) 584-7502
Email Us

African American Student Services

Hidden No More, Film Empowers Middle School Girls

With an early morning chill kissing the sunny Tucson sky, 8th graders from schools across the district filed off buses at the El Con Mall Theatre for a special treat.

Buckets of popcorn and sodas awaited them.  Their voices buzzed with anticipation.  As they settled down into their seats and the lights dimmed, a hush fell over the young crowd. 

Hidden Figures, a movie about the African American women who worked at NASA and calculated the math for sending a man into space, swept the girls up in a journey of determination, history and the belief in oneself. Read more >>

Shared Vision

African American Student Services will continually strive for excellence. We will be embedded in every aspect of TUSD. We will ensure that African American students receive the highest quality education. The end result will be the permanent closure of the achievement gap.

AASSD is an empowered department, committed to teamwork, student success and building positive community bonds. We are a valued entity within TUSD who builds relationships between students, parents, schools and communities.

Core Values

  • Advocacy
  • Integrity
  • Empowerment
  • Teamwork