Home of the Cougars and Warriors

Welcome to the Baboquivari Secondary Campus website! We are located in Topawa, Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham Nation, approximately one and a half hours southwest of Tucson.

Our high school and middle school’s philosophy is based on "educating the whole person—academically, emotionally, socially, and culturally," and has proved to be a winning belief.

Here at Baboquivari Secondary Campus, we are proud of our native heritage and seek to inspire and educate students not only in the Arizona State Standards, but also in their Himdag—the cultural beliefs that the Tohono O’odham live by. We offer small class sizes perfect for hands-on experiential learning and quality one-to-one time with faculty and staff.

Spend some time getting to know us. We know you’ll like what you find.

Our Vision Statement

Our graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills to excel, develop their strengths, embrace their individual and cultural identities, and lead their communities.

Our Mission Statement

To realize our vision we will:

  • espouse a holistic student centered learning environment;
  • utilize a socio-cultural responsive pedagogy and method of service;
  • provide a critically multicultural curriculum;
  • create and engage in meaningful partnerships with families and community; 
  • advocate for student and staff well-being;
  • implement innovative strategies and technologies; and
  • build on the foundation of Himdag, s-wagima, and other cultural traditions to create an atmosphere of respect, inclusion, and trust that promotes intellectualism and cultivates a love of learning

…so that all our graduates are college and career ready.

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to the 2023–2024 school year. ‘A:ni ‘an hab ce:gig Edna Leyva and I am so excited to be starting my first year as the principal of our Middle and High School campus. Our goal is to provide the best education to the students in the community and prepare them for the rest of their lives. Whether they want to go straight into the workforce or attend college, they will be prepared. 

Our administration team would like to invite you to visit our campus and get to know us and the new teachers that will be working with your students this school year.

  • TBD - Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Jacqueline Kroskob - Assistant Principal of Operations and Student Services
  • Robert Russell - School Improvement Specialist

We look forward to serving the community and preparing our youth for their future. We also look forward to working very closely with you, their families, as we journey through this path together. You are an integral part of the team, and we can’t wait to see you around campus. 


      Edna Leyva

      Edna Leyva
      Baboquivari Secondary Campus