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

The Elliot Family Scholarship NEW
The Elliot family has made a scholarship available to offset the rising cost of pursing a degree or advanced degree (AA, BA, or Ph.D.). The award amount is $3,000.00, to be used in the field of Education or a related field. If interested please fill out the application.

The African American Student Services Department of Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) is proud to present the winner at its annual “A Legacy of Excellence College Scholarship Banquet”. This event honors outstanding TUSD African American Students, and the individuals and/or organizations that have helped to support and enhance our students’ lives.


  • TUSD employee of African American Heritage
  • Pursuing higher education and wanting to continue education to work in a career supporting the needs of students
  • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • 350 word essay

Application deadline: April 24, 2015

The scholarship recipient will be recognized at the annual “A Legacy of Excellence Scholarship Banquet”, May 2, 2015 at Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort.

Application packets can be emailed to:
Or mailed to: African American Student Services, Attn: Patricia Guevara

Scholarship Application (PDF)

The African American Student Recognition Scholarship

We invite you to celebrate with us as we honor our students.
Your presence will be greatly appreciated on behalf of our department,
TUSD and the students we serve.

Where: University of Arizona
Memorial Student Union Grand Ballroom
1303 E. University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719
Date: April 27, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to or 520-584-7500 for more information

We would like you to check-in by 5:00 p.m.
The Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served

Parking at the University of Arizona
 2nd Street Garage ~ next to the Student Union
Cherry Street Garage ~ near the McKale Center

Saturday Math Help

Saturday Math Help Online Registration >>

Free Saturday Math Help is available! Sponsored by Mexican American Student Services, this math support is offered to all TUSD students in grades 5-12.

Parents, please request math packets or homework from your child's teacher. Please be sure that all students arrive ready to work.

Students are asked to bring math assignments and must bring math work with them each Saturday.

Schedule, information and online registration >>

How to Help Your Child Prepare for College and Career (PDF)


African American Student Services (AASSD) advocates for excellence in the academic, social and emotional achievement of African American students using direct and ancillary services, in collaboration with parents, schools, district personnel and the Tucson community.

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

  • Integrity
  • Empowerment
  • Teamwork

African American Student Services Overview (PDF)

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