Three More Kyrene Schools Win A+ School of Excellence Award

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Three More Kyrene Schools Win A+ School of Excellence Award

The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announced the names of 3 Kyrene schools receiving the coveted A+ School of Excellence™ award for the 2016-2017 academic year this week. AEF has identified and honored exemplary pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools in Arizona since 1983. Applications are made available to Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade public schools statewide.

The 2017 A+ School of Excellence winning Kyrene schools and principals are:

  • Kyrene de la Estrella, Michael Lamp
  • Kyrene de los Cerritos, Darcy DiCosmo
  • Kyrene de los Lagos Dual Language Academy, Dr. Ana Gomez del Castillo

“The application and evaluation process for this program is comprehensive and rigorous. We applaud these schools for going above and beyond the norm to meet their students’ needs and for achieving overall success despite the many challenges that face the education community statewide,” said AEF Executive Director, Bobbie O’Boyle.

Applicant schools are evaluated in the areas of student focus and support, school culture, active teaching and learning, curriculum, leadership, community and parent involvement and assessment data.

Schools receive $500 and a banner designating them as an A+ School of Excellence™ winner. All staff and faculty at the schools will be eligible for partial scholarships from Argosy University Phoenix. The award is valid for three and a half years. Recognition through the A+ School of Excellence™ program can help increase confidence in Arizona’s public schools and create greater parent and community support.

A total of 14 Kyrene school are now A+ Schools of Excellence™ and include: 

Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School
Kyrene Altadeña Middle School
Kyrene Aprende Middle School
Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School
Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary
Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary
Kyrene de la Mariposa Elementary
Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary
Kyrene Traditional Academy – Sureño Campus

Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary

Kyrene de la Mirada Elementary

More information on the A+ School of Excellence Program.

More information on Kyrene School District

Submitted by Kyrene School District

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