Direct Link - Homebound/Teleteaching

Girl with dark brown hair listens in a classroom. Direct Link provides academic instruction to students in Exceptional Education or on a 504 Plan, whose physical or mental health requires them to be out of school for not less than three months or intermittent periods of time totaling three months.


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for the Direct Link Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Medical and/or mental health absence for an anticipated 60 school days.

  • Direct Link medical certificate with MD/DO signature.

The medical certificate must be completed by a medical doctor (an MD or DO) to certify that the student has a chronic or acute health condition, disease, accident, high-risk pregnancy, or illness requiring the student to be absent from school for an extended period of time.

The medical certificate from Direct Link needs to be requested via the school psychologist.


Our highly qualified and experienced certified teachers provide a flexible, needs-based curriculum aligned with Arizona State Standards. We offer courses in English, math, science, social studies, P.E., and health depending on grade level.


To meet a variety of needs, we offer two delivery methods for our home-based instruction:


For students pre-K-5 or those unable to participate in Teleteaching Program.
Students who are in grades pre-K-5 or who cannot participate in the Teleteaching Program receive academic instruction in their homes approximately four hours per week. Student home visits are supervised by a parent or caregiver 18 years of age or older. For more information about time requirements for attendance, contact the registrar at (520) 225-2698.


Grades 6-12 unless qualified for the Homebound Program.

Teachers provide instruction in all core subjects over the phone for four school days per week. One day each week, students come to the Direct Link site to meet with teachers, take tests, discuss assignments, and exchange work. Parents are welcome to attend.

Contact Us

Trevia Heath
Program Coordinator

Abby Aguilar
Office Manager

Direct Link
445 S. Park Ave. 
Tucson, AZ 85719
FAX: 520-225-2625

Sabrina Salmon
Executive Director
Posted/Revised Date
Information about Tucson Unified's learning options for homebound students. 
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