Examples of Excellence


How Casa Grande high schools cut dropout rate in half

Casa Grande, AZ

Situated between Phoenix and Tucson, the Casa Grande Union High School District (CGUHSD) encompasses a whopping 1,250 square miles. With …

Submitted by Dr. Steve Bebee on 6/11/20


Shadow Ridge High School preparing students for careers in architecture

Surprise, AZ

At an unassuming high school in Surprise, students are building the skills they need to open their own business right …

Submitted by Scott Thomas on 6/4/20


Law enforcement workforce gets a boost in Coconino County

Page, AZ

Ensuring that students have a path from school to career is a big part of what Arizona’s CTEDs (career and …

Submitted by Brent Neilson, Ed.D. on 2/24/20


Family Resource Centers providing hubs for support services

Phoenix, AZ

When the Creighton Family Resource Center opens its doors every week, Phoenix families can access everything from kindergarten preparation to …

Submitted by Annette Bourne on 2/19/20


Hundreds of Arizona foster youth gaining support thanks to FosterEd

Phoenix, AZ

For the thousands of foster youth in Arizona, barriers to learning are frequent. Education is interrupted by multiple home and …

Submitted by Ashley Dickerson on 2/3/20


University of Arizona students mentoring middle schoolers to boost college-going rate

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona has found a way to serve at-risk middle schoolers in the Tucson area while also enriching and …

Submitted by Mary Irwin on 1/28/20


City of Phoenix providing paid internships through Youth Reach and Invest in Summer Employment program

Phoenix, AZ

Since 2013, the City of Phoenix, Human Services Department Business and Workforce Development Division has provided nearly 600 paid summer …

Submitted by Kweilin Waller on 12/21/19


Summer Transition to Kindergarten program aiding school readiness in Parker

Parker, AZ

Many kindergartners come to school without the skills they need to be ready to learn. Rural Parker, Arizona, is no …

Submitted by Brad Sale on 12/17/19