Mexican American Student Services

2016 Mexican American Student Recognitions >>

Mission Statement

As the Mexican American Student Services Department Staff, we advocate for students’ academic achievement and social well-being. This is achieved by collaboratively working with TUSD schools and families by offering direct and auxiliary services, such as tutoring and mentoring.

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About Us

Mexican American Student Services is a service oriented department serving Tucson Unified School District Latino students and monitoring student progress for success.

The MASSD will assist with the improvement of academic achievement of Latino students and promote cultural sensitivity through our schools and community. We provide individualized and specialized learning support, cultural awareness, and community tutoring and mentoring. Our department works with schools, exceptional education and other district departments to meet student needs. Even though the department's primary focus are Latino students, we serve all students.

Student Success Specialists placed in schools provide direct services during in-class instruction, before and after school tutoring.

The Mexican American Student Services Department staff is composed of 14 Student Success Specialists, one Administrative Assistant and one Director. The Department is housed inside the Wakefield Building C; the physical address is 101 W. 44th Street. Our office is located next to the TUSD Wakefield Family Resource Center.

Our Student Success Specialists are assigned to these school sites:

  • Booth-Fickett Math/Science Magnet School
  • Catalina High School
  • Cholla High Magnet School
  • Doolen Middle School
  • Holladay Elementary School
  • Hollinger K-8 School
  • Johnson Primary School
  • Lynn Urquides Elementary School
  • Morgan Maxwell K-8 School
  • Palo Verde High Magnet School
  • Pistor Middle School
  • Pueblo Gardens K-8 School
  • Pueblo Magnet High School
  • Rincon High School
  • Tolson Elementary School
  • Tucson High Magnet School
  • Utterback Middle Magnet School of Arts
  • Valencia Middle School.

Department Goals 2015-2016

  • Offer mathematics and reading tutoring services and in-class support for students in 15 TUSD school sites.
  • Establish mentoring, community service connections and advocacy programs that help increase Latino students' attendance, academic performance and graduation rate.
  • Engage with community organizations and college partnerships to offer mentoring, tutoring and community services to TUSD families.
  • Show an increase in Latino students' academic achievement.
  • Implement mentoring and tutoring programs to recognize students' academic and social goals.

Community Partnerships

The following community organizations offer resources to students and families.