You Are The Champion For Your Child’s Education.

When Our Kids Graduate Prepared, They Achieve Greatness

As parents, we want our children to have every option and opportunity and be self-sufficient when they become adults. As Arizonans, we want our state to be a great place to live, work and raise a family. This requires a strong education system that effectively prepares our students for the future. High school can no longer be the finish line for any child. More education and training are no longer nice-to-haves; they’re essential to get a good job.

Arizonans agree that every child deserves a world-class education. We need transformational change that opens the door to opportunities for every student, ensuring vibrant communities and a strong economy far into the future.
We must make sure all Arizona students receive the support they need to graduate from high school on time, and prepare them to compete with their national and international peers in academic performance and postsecondary degree attainment.

Whether your child is in a cradle or a classroom, now is the time for you to get involved and ensure your child is receiving the highest quality education. Now, it’s more critical than ever to expect more of our own education system and the results it delivers.

You can be part of the solution.


68% of all jobs in Arizona

will require postsecondary education or training by 2020

21% of Arizona students

do not graduate from high school with their class

59% of 3rd graders

are not proficient in reading

22% of 3 and 4 year olds

are enrolled in a quality early learning program

50th in the nation

for median elementary teacher pay

54% of high school graduates

attend a postsecondary institution

What’s the Solution

Education extends beyond the classroom.

The ability for Arizona students to get a good job and become self-sufficient is dependent upon the quality of the education they receive. Although you may be happy with your child’s school and the quality of your child’s education, the reality is that many students in Arizona simply aren’t prepared for future success.

As a parent, your involvement in your child’s education from birth to career is a powerful contributor to his or her success in school, work and life. And in today’s increasingly complex and competitive world, your support and guidance is more important than ever.

Here are a few ways you can support the success of your student regardless of where he or she is at in the education continuum.

Support the success of your student

  • Learning begins in the earliest years of life and carries through postsecondary graduation and on to career. There are many resources available to parents for understanding each stage of your child’s development and your role in supporting his academic progress.

  • Being involved can be anything from reading to your infant every day, helping your 8th grader set post-graduation goals, volunteering at her school, or encouraging her to take rigorous coursework which better prepares her for success in postsecondary education, career and life.

  • Every student deserves to be challenged, supported and inspired at every stage of the education experience—birth to career. Be a voice for your student with educators and the community encouraging more rigorous standards, improved student performance and increased investment.

  • Talk to your student about their personal and professional aspirations. Help him map out the necessary coursework he will need to take in order to graduate and the postsecondary options available to helping him accomplish his dreams.

  • Nurture and stay engaged in your child’s progress across the education experience. Help students hit important milestones and successfully progress through each stage of the education continuum including Early Learning, K-12 and Postsecondary.

Take charge for your child, today.

Supporting world-class education for your child and every student in Arizona is a big task. But it’s one that’s fun, rewarding, creative and requires just a little bit of effort from you. You can do one thing every day to help support your child’s education. Discover real-world tips you can use to have a huge impact on your child and the state as a whole.


You only get one Today. Do something simple to ensure your children are successful in school and in life.

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There are great things happening in classrooms and communities throughout Arizona. The Expect More Excellence Tour spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.

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All Arizona students deserve a world-class education that prepares them for their future. Learn more about how high academic expectations can help your child to be better prepared and find the resources you need to support your child’s success.

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Take Action!

Join hundreds of other passionate Arizonans in taking action to make sure every child receives a world-class education. If we all work together, we can make a difference for Arizona students.

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Anne Stafford

“There has never been a more important time for parents, teachers, and community members to work together to create a high level of education that ensures our children will be highly prepared for the college and career of their future.”

Anne Stafford
Parent, Phoenix, AZ

Parent & Family Resources

Helpful information as you navigate the education journey with your child.

A culture of learning, a lifetime of success

Your involvement in your child’s academic success, at every stage, opens the door to opportunities and increases their options for the future. Part of being an engaged parent is knowing about key academic milestones and what to do at each stage of your child’s academic development. When you know what your child will be learning in the classroom, you and your child’s teacher can identify when your child needs extra help or a greater challenge.

Download the Expect More Arizona Grade by Grade Academic Sheets for grades K-8 and high school, in English and Spanish by clicking on the links below the images. Use these guides to understand the key topics your child will be learning in each grade and for fun ways to reinforce your child’s learning at home.

College & Career Planning

You have big dreams for your children: a college degree, a home, a great career. Help them reach their goals by encouraging them to visit Create Your Next, an interactive web app where students can explore careers and stay on track from 8th grade through high school.

You can also click here to download a Checklist for Parents to make sure your child is on track to succeed.

Arizona children deserve a world-class education that prepares them for the future.

Our state’s students deserve a world-class system that prepares them for college, career and life. Arizona’s College & Career Ready Standards provide the foundation for students to succeed. The new AzMERIT assessment will help parents and teachers know that their kids are on track.

Learn more about how high academic expectations can help your child to be better prepared and find the resources you need to support your child’s success.

Making Progress Together

265 organizations

are partnering with us to make education a top priority in Arizona

80 thousand

supporters of the movement for world-class education in Arizona

96 percent

of Arizonans believe all kids deserve a world-class education

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