• Why Choose Sky Islands as <span><em>YOUR</em> high school?</span>
  • Yesterday's school  <em>Upcycled</em> in today's world.
  • Turn your idea of a school inside OUT.
  • Small classes. Real teachers.
  • Seek the extraordinary.
A Tuition Free Public High School

College–ready.  Work–ready.  When you’re ready!
Learning local since 2008.
Located on 12 acres at the heart of Tucson in the Broadway/ Wilmot area.

NEWS & EVENTS

Graduation 2017

Sky Islands wishes all the best for our class of 2017: Lauren Carnes, Angel Gonzales, Tierney Lespron, Thomas Mann, Mikhale […]

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Desert Tortoise Habitat Project

Last year, students in the Projects, Research, and Design class wrote a grant to the AZ Game and Fish Dept. […]

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Next Board Meeting to be Held Tues. 5/23

The Blue Adobe Project will have a Governing Board meeting at Sky Islands school from 2:00 to 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 23rd.  […]

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Arid Lands Management Trip to Hoover Dam

This spring, students in the Arid Lands Management class studied all aspects of the use of dams in the southwest. […]

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Student Photo Exhibition at Murphy-Wilmot Library

The photo exhibition “Compost-to-Compost” is now on display at the Murphy-Wilmot Library through the end of April.  The exhibition, a […]

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Sky Islands has its First Graduate Heading Towards a PhD!

Sky Islands is proud to announce that former graduate Quinn Washburn (Class of 2012 Valedictorian) is now enrolled in a […]

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Are you a Sky Islander?
  • Sky Islands is a small school full of big hearts. I learned a lot about myself just by being here for a year. Now that I’m here I enjoy school and look forward to it. Sky Islands is a lovely community that I'm glad to be part of.
    — Sophia A
  • Sky Islands is a great place to be! Everyone is welcoming and everybody knows each other at our school. Throughout the year, we work on projects in and outside the classroom. We also learn about so many interesting topics that you don't learn about at other public schools.
    — Luciana T
  • Sky Islands is amazing because the curriculum is unlike anywhere else. It is a community that is always changing, and everyone is friendly. The teachers here are the best teachers I have had in my entire student career. I now look at the world differently than others.
    — Klairisa S
  • I feel that the school’s messages they communicate to the students are really eye-opening, from the food we eat to the advertisements shaping us, and that we as a community can change this. I’m happy to know I’m graduating as an individual rather than a teenager clone, which would be the case at other schools.
    — Hannah B
  • When I first came to Sky Islands, I felt it was kind of weird because I wasn’t used to the whole idea of a school being a community, but more and more I came to the realization that this is how school should be.
    — Cortez W
  • The school is small, and the personal attention in a teacher-student relationship can do wonders for the student's ability to learn. Both the students and teachers have changed my life tremendously, all for the better. There is no finer high school.
    — Nick F
  • Community is a huge part of Sky Islands. This school has amazing teachers, they are all fantastic, and they have taught me so much. I used to hate math more than anything because I never understood it. Now it is my favorite subject.
    — Emma W
  • Since I’ve been at Sky Islands, I actually enjoy coming to school on a daily basis. This school teaches students curriculum that is actually relevant to their lives. If you want somewhere different to go get a great education, I recommend Sky Islands.
    — David U