Examples of Excellence


Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College Nurturing Young Minds

Prescott, AZ

Young children are natural scientists. They’re curious, enthusiastic, and their brains are growing at a rapid rate. The Del E. …

Submitted by Jacqui Schlosser on 6/18/18


Acacia Elementary School honored with third A+ School of Excellence award

Phoenix, AZ

Acacia Elementary School within the Washington Elementary School District in North Phoenix received its third consecutive A+ School of Excellence award. As a Title …

Submitted by Christine Hollingsworth on 6/14/18


Chicanos Por La Causa’s Early Head Start program is engaging kids during their most critical years

Phoenix, AZ

In central Phoenix, Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) has provided valuable early childhood development services for close to two decades. …

Submitted by Mari Jo Salazar on 6/7/18


Apartment maintenance training program continues to grow at CCC

Flagstaff, AZ

As part of their adult education programming, Coconino Community College (CCC) offers a Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician program. Now in …

Submitted by Larry Hendricks on 6/5/18


Persistence and teacher training pay off for students in Mohave Valley Elementary School District

Mohave Valley, AZ

When two of the schools in Mohave Valley Elementary School District (MVESD) were labeled as needing improvement, district leadership knew they …

Submitted by Whitney Crow on 6/5/18


University of Arizona improving recruitment and retention of math teachers

Tucson, AZ

Since 2001, a group nested within the University of Arizona’s math department has been working with southern Arizona educators to …

Submitted by Melissa Hosten on 5/25/18


Students of Maricopa Community Colleges retroactively earning associate degrees

Tempe, AZ

In one of the largest community college systems in the country, with almost a quarter of million students at ten …

Submitted by Ted Bland on 5/16/18


Helios is helping to build a college going culture at high schools throughout Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

For many students in Arizona, particularly those who come from low-income families, college isn’t even on their radar. The costs, …

Submitted by Julie Norwood on 5/10/18