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, Baboquivari Secondary Campus Students and Families!

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

In an effort to increase our attendance rates, we have implemented a new tardy/ditching protocol as well as an attendance notification sequence. We will be increasing our communication with you to ask for your assistance in ensuring every student is at school, on time, every day.

Please know that we are always open to ideas, suggestions, and volunteers. We invite families and community members to visit us and see the great things our students are doing each and every day.

We will work diligently to ensure that our students are college and career ready when they graduate from Baboquivari High School. We cannot do this job alone, and I truly look forward to the work we will continue to do together, as a community, to ensure that all students are prepared for whatever path they choose.

Tanya Suydam

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