Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence

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School Photos - Opening Day at our School
A McCorkle K-8 teacher is excited to teach her class on the first day.
A young McCorkle K-8 student is very excited about the first day!
A female McCorkle student is very studious on the first day of school.
A male student is ready for lunchtime on the first day of school.
Two McCorkle K-8 staff members stand in front of a Welcome Back to School sign.
Upcoming Events

Our Calendar & District Calendars

Grading Day
Spring Break
Professional Learning Days for Staff (No Classes)
PTSO Meeting
Spring Holiday
Family Engagement Meeting
PTSO Meeting
Site Council Meeting
Before/After School Care Registration
Registration for before/after school care programs for SY 24-25 is now open! Learn more and apply now.
Volunteer with us
Please complete the online application for the new school year!
School Schedule

School Hours:

  • 8:30 am – Earliest arrival
  • 8:30 am - 8:55 am – Breakfast meal service
  • Elementary
    • 9:10 am - 3:25 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
    • 9:10 am - 2:25 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)
  • Middle
    • 9:10 am - 4:15 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
    • 9:10 am - 3:15 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)

If absent, please call 520-877-2003 to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences.

Fax: 520-877-2021

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What Makes Us Special

As one of Tucson Unified's newest state-of-the-art school, we offer academically rigorous learning opportunities through a project-based learning (PBL) approach, engaging students in a challenging and nurturing environment. Students will have the opportunity for dual-language mastery that will prepare them for full participation in a demanding college-preparatory high school and enable them to fulfill expectations for college completion and community leadership.

We are the first New Tech Network school in Tucson and the only one in Arizona!

We offer a dual-language strand in kindergarten through grade eight and project-based instruction incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), and integrating the outcomes of agency, knowledge and thinking, oral communication, written communication, and collaboration across all content areas through the PBL model.

Students at McCorkle develop research skills and learn to think critically.  They establish connections with the community and engage in authentic work that have relevant and meaningful outcomes.  Collaborative learning and personalized instruction strengthen relationships and empower students and teachers to become skilled creators, communicators, and leaders.

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