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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:53 pm | Updated: 2:55 pm, Wed Oct 31, 2012.

Amphitheater School District

The Amphitheater School District is one of the largest of the Tucson region, serving 14,000 students. There are 21 schools within the district.

The district offices can be reached at 695-5000, or visit the website at www.amphi.com.

There are three high schools in the districts.

Amphitheater High School

The high school, located at 125 W. Yavapai Rd. in Tucson, has more than 1,200 students enrolled.

Canyon Del Oro High School

Canyon Del Oro is an International Baccalaureate World School.  CDO has about 1,800 students enrolled.

The school is located at 25 West Calle Concordia, in Oro Valley.

Ironwood Ridge High School

Built due to overcrowding at Canyon Del Oro High School in 2001, Ironwood Ridge High School is the home of the Nighthawks.

There are more than 1,200 students enrolled in Ironwood Ridge High School.

Ironwood Ridge is located at 2475 W. Naranja Rd., in Oro Valley.

Marana School District

The Marana School District is geographically one of Arizona’s largest school districts with a history as strong as its surroundings. Located in south central Arizona, approximately 16 miles northwest of downtown Tucson, the Marana district is an integral part of the community and takes pride in knowing they are one of the reasons families choose to live in the Marana area.

There are currently 12,500 students enrolled in the 550-square-mile district.

The district offices can be reached at 11279 W. Grier Rd., in Marana, or visit the website at www.maranausd.org.

There are two high schools in the district.

Marana High School

The high school, located in the heart of Marana, is located at 12000 W. Emigh Road. There are nearly 1,800 students attending Marana High School.

Mountain View High School

Mountain View High School was built to alleviate overcrowding at Marana High School. The building was completed in 1986.

Mountain View High School is located at 3901 W. Linda Vista Blvd. Enrollment at Mountain View High School is nearly 2,000 students.

Catalina Foothills School District

Founded in 1931, the Catalina Foothills School District has nearly 5,000 student enrolled, with eight total schools.

The district’s administrative offices are located at 2101 E. River Rd. in Tucson. For more information, visit the website at www.cfsd16.org.

Catalina Foothills High School

Located on Sunrise Drive, with an enrollment of 2,500 students.

Pusch Ridge Christian Academy

Cornerstone Christian Academy and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy are a Kindergarten through 12th grade school system.  The district is a Christ-centered, covenant, college-preparatory educational ministry of Catalina Foothills Church.

Located on two beautiful campuses in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, the schools serve over 600 students.

The district offices are located at 6450 N. Camino Miraval, in Tucson. For more information, vist the website at www.prca-cca.com.

The district has one high school, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, which has just over 300 students.

Oracle School District

The Oracle School District serves students between kindergarten and eighth grade.

The district is located at 725 N. Carpenter Dr., in Oracle.

For more information, visit the website at www.osd2.org.

University of Arizona

As a public research university serving the diverse citizens of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship. The campuses aim to empower their graduates to be leaders in solving complex societal problems. Whether in teaching, research, outreach or student engagement, access and quality are the defining attributes of the University of Arizona’s mission.

There are nearly 40,000 students enrolled in the university.

Besides academics, UA has gained recognition over the years for the football, basketball, softball and baseball programs.

For more information, visit the UA website at www.arizona.edu.

Senior Education programs in the Northwest

Academy Village - The retirement community offers a program known as Arizona Senior Academy, which is a charitable organization that brings together professional retirees in an intellectual setting to stimulate and foster their continued productivity and creativity. For more information, call (520) 647-7777, or visit the website at www.theacademyvillage.com.

OASIS Institute - Since the fall of 1982, OASIS has celebrated and encouraged active lifestyles for adults over 50. OASIS is powered by the people who participate, volunteer for and support the programs. For more information, call (520) 322-6579, or visit the website at www.oasisnet.org.

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