Examples of Excellence


Advanced Placement Helping Students Prepare for College and Career in Maricopa Unified School District

Maricopa, AZ

Increasing academic rigor is an important part of the strategic plan at Maricopa Unified School District. As part of these …

Submitted by Steve Chestnut, Ed.D. on 5/23/17


The Gurian Institute

Chandler, AZ

In recent years, teen suicide, social-emotional wellness and health and high risk behaviors have escalated. The Tempe Union HS District …

Submitted by Katey McPherson on 5/16/17


Robotics at Mogollon High School Creates Excitement for STEM Learning

At a small school in rural Arizona, high school students are learning to work with the most advanced technology through …

Submitted by Ron Tenney on 5/15/17


College Application Campaign Helping Thousands Navigate the Path to Higher Education

Phoenix, AZ

Since 2013, high schools across the state have stepped up to get their seniors ready for life after high school …

Submitted by Michelle Sarumova on 4/27/17


Arizona School for the Arts Sends All-Girl Team to International Robotics Competition

Phoenix, AZ

At one of the first charter schools in Arizona, students are learning the “three R’s” alongside the fine points of …

Submitted by Tracy Ryan on 4/27/17


Arizona State University Working With Businesses, Faculty to Ensure That Graduates Are Well-Prepared for the Workforce

Tempe, AZ

The core goal for any educator entails preparing their students for life beyond the classroom. This becomes a primary focus …

Submitted by Cindy Parnell, M.Ed. on 4/20/17


Pinal County Educational Services Agency Integrates Real World STEM Learning

Casa Grande, AZ

Responsible for 19 school districts that serve more than 51,000 students, the Pinal County Educational Services Agency (PCESA) aims to …

Submitted by Joel Villegas on 4/20/17


Chase Bank Organizes “Operation Revitalization” to Aid Schools in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

With budgets tighter than ever, it can be challenging for schools to keep everything in tip-top shape. But two schools …

Submitted by Maura Cordova on 4/18/17