Examples of Excellence


Nogales High School getting students to college through a new club

Nogales, AZ

At Nogales High School in southern Arizona, the community is very close knit. Most of their students are Hispanic and …

Submitted by Ivan Carillo on 12/7/20


PV School’s CREST program is preparing students for leadership roles

Phoenix, AZ

For the past decade, Paradise Valley High School has been home to the CREST program, a rigorous, honors-based program focusing …

Submitted by Phil Howardell on 10/15/20


How Goodwill of Southern Arizona is Re-engaging Youth in School and Work

Tucson, AZ

In Pima County today, 11% of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither working nor going to …

Submitted by Lance Meeks on 9/23/20


Arizona State University is empowering foster students to invest in their future

Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University is dedicated to providing access to higher education for all Arizona students. As part of this commitment, …

Submitted by Lorenzo Chavez on 8/17/20


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