Vail Academy and High School

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Vail Academy & High School

"Public School with the Private School Feel”

VAHS is a small Learning community that Encourages high academic and social Achievement. We foster Responsibility through Nurturing individual relationships for Success! VAIL LEARNS!

  • Small class sizes create a strong community feel
  • Advanced Placement courses and robotics program
  • The only school where high school students can be a teacher’s aide in a kindergarten classroom

Vail Scholar Programs:

The Vail School District offers specific supports for families that have students who are high achieving and academically motivated.  Each school has a program that is slightly different; however the focus of each of these programs is to prepare students for admittance into highly selective universities and/or programs within universities.  Learn more about Vail Academy's scholar program by clicking here.

Apply here to become a Vail Scholar!

Meet the Vail Academy Principal:

Dennis Barger

Dennis Barger


Dennis Barger was the first high school teacher hired by the Vail School District. He helped open Vail High School in 1997, served as Cienega High School’s first assistant principal, and has been the Principal of Vail High School since 2006, responsible for its relocation and reorganization into Vail Academy and High School. He was recognized as Arizona’s Secondary Principal of the Year in 2016 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and again by Junior Achievement in 2018. He is the proud dad of two VAHS graduates and loves the feeling of family on his campus. When asked about his campus, Dennis said, "Watching kindergarteners and high school seniors together, it doesn’t get any better than that.”

7762 E Science Park Drive

Tucson, AZ 85747


Enrollment (HS): 130-180 students

Learn more about Vail Academy:

Extra Offerings

  • Business Management
  • Photography
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Choir
  • Students participate in all AIA sports at MMHS

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