GradLink - Your Connection to Graduation







City of Tucson and Sunnyside Unified School DistrictGradLink2 was launched at the Technology Expo on September 11th at Sunnyside High School at 1725 East Bilby Road. Read about the event and view photos of Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education's visit. See the Event.

Gradlink2 got off to a great start on Monday September 9, 2013. Several Pima County dignitaries attended a press conference to show their support of the newest edition of the initiative.

Mayor John Rothschild spoke of the importance of the program and his plans to promote Gradlink2 throughout Pima County. Dr. H.T. Sanchez, Superintendent of TUSD, Councilman Richard Fimbres of Ward 5, Supervisor Richard Elias of District 5 also spoke of their commitment to partner with Sunnyside Unified School District on the expansion of Gradlink 2 as it now includes county wide partnerships (see list below), and more flexibility for students to join. (Photography by Maria M. Cota: Department of Public Information Staff Photographer.)

GradLink2 Guest Speakers












WHAT IS GradLink2?

GradLink2 is the new expanded graduation opportunity for students who have left school and wish to return and graduate.

Last year, in an effort to address the dropout situation in Southern Arizona, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild partnered with the Sunnyside District to achieve the goal of increasing prosperity and reducing poverty through graduation. The NEW GradLink2 will eliminate the previous program’s requirements for minimum AIMs attainment and maximum credit attainment to enroll. This year all students age 17 – 21 will be accepted for enrollment across Pima County, with the addition of Tucson Unified School District hosting a GradLink2 location.

GradLink2 also has expanded to include key Pima County partners:

  • Cox Communications, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Education Commission
  • Pima Community College
  • Pima County Library
  • Pima County One-Stop
  • Pima County Supervisor’s Office
  • Sunnyside Unified School District
  • Tucson City Council
  • Tucson Mayor’s Office
  • Tucson Unified School District

GradLink2 OFFERS:

  • Self-paced learning.
  • Access to online curriculum and teachers.
  • Use of a district laptop.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Partnerships with community agencies.
  • Enjoy full online courses or a blended classroom setting to achieve your goal to graduate.

You can enroll in GradLink2 if you:

  • dropped out of high school in the last 2-3 years; and
  • are 17-21 years old.


If this program is for you, please contact us! Call: 261-GRAD (4723)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Students:

  • Did you come to the U.S. while under the age of 15?
  • Have you continuously lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 to the present?
  • GradLink2 provides special opportunities for you to qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

If this program is for you, please contact us! Call: 261-GRAD (4723)

If this program is not for you, then our Dropout Recovery program could get you to graduation.