MARICOPA, Arizona

Maricopa’s Bright Future Comes With Success Of Our Students; We Make The Grade by Christian Price, Mayor, City of Maricopa In Maricopa, we are fortunate to be in the middle of an economic and developmental boom. With this comes new businesses, more homes and continuously increasing educational opportunities. In March of this year, our City … Read More…

Grande Innovation Academy Brings Experiential Learning to Scholars

Experiential learning gives scholars an edge by allowing them to actively create knowledge instead of just passively consuming it. Students are more focused, engaged and leave with higher subject retention when they’re learning from hands-on projects. In a time when many schools have adopted a worksheet philosophy, the Grande Innovation Academy (GIA) in Casa Grande … Read More…

Students are College and Career Ready in Casa Grande Union High School District

by Dr. Steve Bebee, Superintendent, Casa Grande Union High School District Founded in 1920, the Casa Grande Union High School District (CGUHSD), presently encompasses 1,250 square miles. Currently, approximately 3,650 students are enrolled in the district. CGUHSD has two comprehensive high schools with a third campus serving as a credit recovery program for both campuses. … Read More…

SUPERIOR, Arizona

Education is the Key To Our Success by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior As Mayor of Superior, I am fortunate to spend time working with our youth, talking with them and, most importantly, listening to their ideas and concerns. As we get closer to graduation day, I feel proud to see our students mark … Read More…

Veterans Upward Bound Now Available In Pinal County

by Julia R. Gusse, Director, TRIO Veterans Upward Bound TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Arizona State University (ASU) provides veterans with FREE academic services and classes. VUB is a federally funded, Department of Education TRIO program that has been located on the ASU campus for over 45-years. It is a college preparatory program that … Read More…

Getting Started in the Career of Your Choice

by Staff Reports You’ve just graduated from high school, and now you’re wondering what to do. At this point, the idea of four more years in school at a college or university is overwhelming, to say the least! No worries! While a four-year degree from a college or university is something to be proud of … Read More…

Central Arizona College Students Earn All-Arizona Academic Honors

by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Five outstanding students from Central Arizona College have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society All-Arizona Academic Team. All-Arizona students demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends beyond the classroom to benefit society. Phi Theta Kappa, the … Read More…

Preparing for the College Journey

by Amanda Mace, School Leader, Mission Heights Preparatory High School As a college prep school, the expectation at Mission Heights is for all our students to prepare for their “College Journeys,” as we call it. And if not college, then they must have a plan — be it in the military or in a trade. … Read More…

Supporting Education for Decades

Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce During the 27 ½ years I have been the President/CEO of the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, one of the most personally rewarding aspects of the job has been helping to develop the connection between local business and Casa … Read More…

The Arts: Part of a Well-Rounded Education

by Corianna Lee, Director, Coolidge Performing Arts Center As budget cuts continue to be part of the norm of public education, often the first areas affected by cuts are arts programs such as visual arts, music, dance and theater. When this occurs, students are greatly affected because these opportunities are more than “frills” in the … Read More…