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

‘A:ñi 'añ hab ce:gig Tanya Suydam c ‘ab Wa:k cekṣan amjed. Ḍ 'añ principal g Waw Giwulk S-eḍam c U:gk Mamṣcamakuḍ!

Welcome to the 2022–2023 school year! I am excited to begin another school year here at Babo! Our goal is to provide students with the best education possible while exposing them to the vast opportunities that the world has to offer so that they can make informed decisions about what they want to do after high school.

In addition, we have lots of new staff on campus! I hope that you are able to take some time this year to visit our campus and meet our new administrators, teachers and staff. So please feel free to schedule an appointment to meet your student’s teachers!

For the administrative team, we have the following new administrators:

  • Constance Onsae - Assistant principal of curriculum and instruction (formerly our school improvement specialist)
  • Jacqueline Kroskob - Assistant principal of operations and student services
  • Robert Russell - School improvement specialist (formerly our high school math teacher)

Because COVID-19 is still prevalent in our community, we are adhering to safety protocols to help us present the spread of COVID on our campus.

  • We require face masks indoors.
  • We conduct temperature checks as needed.
  • We encourage frequent handwashing and/or hand sanitizing.
  • Practice social distancing if you are not wearing a mask outdoors.
  • Stay home if you or your child(ren) experience COVID-19 symptoms.

We are all here to support our students, families and community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our campus if there is anything that you or your student may need to help them be successful in their classes this year.

I look forward to another wonderful year!


    Tanya Suydam

    Tanya Suydam
    Baboquivari Secondary Campus