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

Hello, Secondary Families!

‘A:ñi 'añ hab ce:gig Tanya Suydam c ‘ab Wa:k ceksan amjed. D 'añ principal g Waw Giwulk Mascamakud!

Welcome to the 2020–2021 school year!

While the beginning of this school year is going to look very different than years past, we are excited to reconnect with your student! We know that this learning platform is new and that there will be challenges as we work through a virtual/distance learning model. However, I believe that if we all work together, we will overcome these challenges.

To ensure the safety of our students, families and staff, our governing board and superintendent has decided that school will be 100% virtual/distance learning for the entire 1st quarter (through September 30).

Our district wants to ensure that we take the most proactive approach to keep our community safe as we navigate through this pandemic. Their primary focus will be centered around the COVID-19 data in the state and on the nation. This data will guide their future decision-making. As more information becomes available, we will share it with you all.

Please take a moment to read Principal Tanya Suydam's complete letter for more information on contact information, classroom instruction, and athletics.


Tanya Suydam

Tanya Suydam, Principal
Baboquivari Secondary Campus
Phone: (520) 719-1250
Email: tsuydam@busd40.org