News & Events

May Day Tree Planting Party

Come join us on Monday, May 1st from 9am- 12pm as we break ground and plant 30 native trees as a part of our ongoing restoration of the Rogers Commons! Bring your shovels!

Posted on April 18th, 2014.

Join us at the Reid Park Earth Day Festival

Sky Islands will have a table at the 20th Annual Reid Park Earth Day Festival, Saturday April 12th, from 9am-2pm. We will have flyers and information about enrollment applications for next year, and we will have organically-grown and native plants for sale.

Come stop by and see us!

Posted on April 10th, 2014.

Upcoming Open Houses

Sky Islands will be hosting two upcoming Open Houses for any prospective students that are interested in finding out more about the school. The dates and times are:

Sunday, March 30th 12:00-3:00

Saturday, April 5th 11:00-2:00

We hope to see you there!

Posted on March 24th, 2014.

Open House Thursday, January 30th

Sky Islands is holding its first Open House of 2014, from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Come meet all the teachers and discuss goals and expectations for your student this semester.

Light refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see you there!open house flyer-02

Posted on January 27th, 2014.

2013 School Tax Credits are Here

Instead of sending your tax dollars to the state’s general fund, you can choose to direct your tax money to improve educational opportunities at Sky Islands this year through the Arizona School Tax Credit Program and directly support the school’s unique curriculum and vision. If you are unfamiliar with how the process works in Arizona, it is actually fairly straightforward.   

The taxpayer writes a check to the school before December 31, 2013.  When tax time rolls around, taxpayers then claim the direct tax credit on their Arizona income tax form.

The amount donated (up to $200 for single taxpayers and $400 for jointly filing married taxpayers) is then directly subtracted from the total taxes owed to the state of Arizona for that year.  For example, if your tax bill to the State of Arizona is $650, and you donated $200 to Sky Islands High School before December 31, 2013, the amount you will owe the State of Arizona when you file taxes is $450 – your $650 obligation minus the $200 you have already paid through the direct tax credit program.

The bottom line is that with the Arizona Tax Credit Program, you help us at Sky Islands, and…it costs you nothing! 

If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to call the school at 382.9210.  In addition, you can read more about the Arizona State Tax Credit program at the Arizona Department of Revenue website:

To download a printable form of the tax credit flyer, please click on this link

Posted on December 10th, 2013.

Please Join the Living Streets Alliance and Sky Islands for the Walkability Assessment!

Walkability Open House

(Wilshire Heights, Colonia Del Valle, & Loma Verde Neighborhoods)

Thursday, November 14th from 5:30pm – 7pm

At Sky Islands High School

We are exploring the challenges and opportunities for pedestrians in neighborhoods around Sky Islands High School, and WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. Please come and tell us where you walk and what would improve your walking experience, while helping us identify some of the key walking routes in your neighborhood. REFRESHMENTS will be served.

For more information, please email


Walkability Audit*

(Wilshire Heights, Colonia Del Valle, & Loma Verde Neighborhoods)

Saturday, November 16th from 9am – 11am

At Sears Park: Corner of 14th Street & Del Valle Avenue

We will meet at 9 am and after a brief introduction, we will take a walk in the neighborhood to explore the challenges and opportunities in the pedestrian environment. Neighbors are encouraged to join even if they cannot stay for the entire 2-hour period. COFFEE AND PASTRIES will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring your camera along if you can.

For more information, please email

*Please attend even if you missed the Open House.


Posted on November 11th, 2013.

Next Board Meeting to be Held 11/19

The Blue Adobe Project board, which represents the parent organization of Sky Islands High School, will be holding their next meeting Tuesday, November 19th at 4:00, in the main office of the school. This meeting is open to the public. Sky Islands posts notices of public meetings on the door of the administration office, at 6000 E. 14th St.

Posted on November 5th, 2013.

Come Support Sky Islands at Park Place Mall

We will have a table at the Celebrate Schools! Event at Park Place Mall on Saturday, October 19th, from 1pm-5pm. If you know of any potential students who are interested in finding out more about the school and may wish to enroll, please send them our way! In addition, shoppers at the mall that day can register their school to win a $25,000 award!

We hope to see you there!

Posted on October 18th, 2013.

Sky Islands to Partner with Living Streets Alliance for Kidical Mass

The Living Streets Alliance is excited about a new partnership with Sky Islands High School to bring Kidical Mass to the Colonia del Valle, Wilshire Heights, and Loma Verde neighborhoods.

Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families. The rides are meant to be family friendly bike rides through a community and to highlight routes that connect the community to parks, schools and local businesses. Our goal is to show people how easy it is to get to these destinations by bike and emphasize the importance of supporting local business.

Date & Time: October 19th, 2013 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM

Location: Sky Islands High School, 6000 E. 14th St, Tucson


Posted on September 16th, 2013.

Sky Islands Featured in “Edible Baja Arizona”

Six students from Sky Islands will be featured in the “Voices” section of Edible Baja Arizona, a magazine that celebrates the foodways of Tucson and the borderlands. The students were photographed and interviewed on what they think about our current food system, and what they would change. The issue will be released Saturday, Sep. 7th, so make sure to pick up your free copy this weekend at your local farmers’ market!

Posted on September 5th, 2013.