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Welcome to Santa Cruz Valley

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Welcome to the online home of Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District! Nestled among the beautiful San Cayetano Mountains in southern Arizona, we are a high performing school district serving six rural communities. We boast small class sizes, excellent faculty and staff members, and a commitment to providing the best in education for students from preschool through 12th grade.

Please take some time to browse our website to learn more about our district. If you’re new to the area, we encourage you to visit our Welcome Center page, where you’ll find forms and information to help you get started in the enrollment process.

To learn more about who we are, watch this video about our great district.

Tax Credit Information

Your application, available in both English and Español, is due by April 15, 2018, to qualify for the 2017 tax credit.

Below you will find answers to questions we’re frequently asked about the Arizona state tax credit. If you have additional questions, please call (520) 281-8282, ext. 8270.

What is the Arizona state tax credit for public schools?

Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities. A tax credit is different from a deduction, because you may subtract the whole contribution from your Arizona state tax bill. For specific tax questions, you will want to consult with your tax advisor.

How do you define extracurricular activities?

Extracurricular means any optional, non-credit educational or recreational activity that supplements the education program of our schools. Some examples are sports, band, and clubs.

Who can participate in the tax credit program?

This program is available to all Arizona individual taxpayers, regardless of whether or not they have children in school. An individual can contribute up to $200, or a couple filing jointly can contribute up to $400.

How can I make a contribution?

Use this form, English or Español. Print the form, fill it out, and mail it to the address listed on the form. Our school offices also have hard copies of the tax credit form available for you to pick up.


Please contact Angie Alvarez at 520-375-8287 if your family lives in any of the following situations: (a) in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; (b) on the street; (c) in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; (d) doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing. Read more here>>>

Si su familia vive bajo una de las siguientes condiciones: (a) en un albergue, motel, vehículo, o parque para acampar; (b) en la calle o al aire libre; (c) en un edificio abandonado, remolque-residencia (trailer) u otro alojamiento inadecuado; (d) comparatiendo una vivienda con otra familia o algún pariente a causa de no poder encontrar alojamiento o por falta de recursos económicos.   Para mas informacion comuniquese con Angie Alvarez al 520-375-8287 y ver el volante.

A Message from our Superintendent

Dear Parents and Community Members:

The 2017-2018 school year has been a good one for Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35. This is due, in large part, to the support of our local community in the 2016 M&O override election. 

Because of your support we have been able to retain our full-day kindergarten, elementary and middle school band, 9-12 library, and art programs. Furthermore, as promised, we’ve been busy enhancing our k-8 media centers, k-5 electives, k-12 counseling, IT, online education, and athletics programs. 

Again, thank you. Your support matters!

We also have good financial news for our taxpayers. This school year we were able to decrease the secondary tax rate by 95 percent by using our cash-on-hand (COH). Specifically, in 2016-2017, we refinanced our outstanding debt giving us additional COH allowing us to offset the cost to our constituents. The bottom line is that we are not imposing a bond levy this year. 

As always, we appreciate your continued support and involvement.


David Y. Verdugo

David Y. Verdugo
SCVUSD No. 35 Superintendent