Countdown to First Day of School!
Ombudsman Charter Hiaki High School is a Valencia Member Campus in Tucson with amazing teachers that are here to help you earn credits, improve your reading, math and writing skills. Whether you plan to participate in our awesome graduating ceremony or recover credits so that you can return to your home school, we can help you do that. The Ombudsman Hiaki Member Campus staff prepare you for life after you’ve earned your Arizona high school diploma. We provide assistance to make sure you have a plan with college or career.
- Student mentoring
- Small school setting
- Individualized curriculum
- Graduation Focused
- Prioritizing school safety and course completion
- Innovative Microsoft workplace skills
- Flexible scheduling options
- AM 7:30-11:30 am
- PM 12:00-4:00 pm
Frequently Asked Questions about Hiaki – Valencia Member Campus
Yes, we do take credits previously earned at other schools, and if you decide to go back to your old high school our credits are transferable.
Students earn a fully accredited high school diploma that can be used to enter college, the military, trade school, or anywhere else that requires a diploma.
Yes, every year we will host our traditional graduation ceremony at the end of the school year to celebrate all graduates from that year. During the celebration, students wear caps and gowns and get to walk across the stage with their class.
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Our classrooms tend to be smaller than a traditional high school and while in school, students are immersed in a blended learning environment. What this means is that for their English and Math classes students will be in a traditional teacher-led classroom, similar to what you see in a traditional high school. For the rest of the time, students are in a lab environment working at their own pace through the rest of the classes. In the labs, there is a teacher to provide one-on-one support.
Students attend school for four hours a day Monday-Friday. You’ll have the option to attend our morning or afternoon session.
For those students who cannot attend regularly, we have the OMB Online Academy which provides greater schedule flexibility.
- Cable networking industry certifications (C-Tech)
- Animal Therapy & Professional Counseling Services
- Microsoft Innovation Certificates
- Microsoft Office Specialist industry certifications
- Credit Based Work Opportunities
- College and Career Readiness Transition
- ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Industry Courses and Certifications
- Dual Enrollment college credit
Clubs & Groups
- Ombudsman CARES
- Intramural sports
- Adulting Workshops
Dear Student and Family,
Welcome back to the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year! We are very happy to have you back and look forward to helping you realize your scholarly potential and maximize your academic success. As the school Director at Hiaki High School, I’m very excited about working with new and returning students and their families. Additionally, I’m happy to have a great group of experienced staff and teachers who have been working hard to master the new Edmentum educational software to make sure students will progress toward graduation in a timely manner. We all know that families play an extremely important role in student success, so we look forward to their continued support and assistance.
For those who may not know me yet, I’d like to offer some brief words as a means of introducing myself. I have been involved in education for 25 years, as a teacher, professor, and administrator. I have worked with students of various age groups and backgrounds (cultural, racial, economic, etc.), ranging from daycare duties while I was an undergraduate to teaching graduate students as a university professor. After receiving my degrees from the University of Arizona, I left to pursue my Ph.D. in English at Stanford University. I finished my degree while working for charter schools in South Tucson and for Pima County, specifically with at-risk middle school and high school students. Upon receiving my doctorate, I worked for 6 years at the University of Arizona as a professor, and then taught for 10 more years at St. Olaf College, a private liberal arts institution in Minnesota. On a personal note, my hobbies include combat sports like MMA and various outdoor activities, though I’m equally satisfied binge-watching television shows and movies as a way of relaxing.
In summary, I simply want to communicate how happy we all are at Hiaki High School to be working with students and their families. We look forward to what we’ll accomplish together this upcoming year. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, and I look forward to meeting you in person.
Dr. Carlos Gallego
Center Director for Hiaki High School
School number: (520) 883-5051
Direct line: (520) 381-5998