With education a key focus in this edition, I’d like to talk about the great partnerships with our local educational institutions.
The City maintains great partnerships with our local educational institutions. I believe the key to our future is tied to excellent learning opportunities.
Our schools, technical programs and Central Arizona College pave the way to ensure our youth have those connections. One of the first things many visitors and residents alike have noticed is our many learning options.
Coolidge Unified School District has seven schools. A key value is maintaining partnerships with the community. The district has been an excellent partner with the City as shown with many projects we’ve collaborated on over the years.
One of the largest projects Coolidge has partnered on is the Coolidge Aquatics Center. Though maintained by the City, the district has several events involving their swim teams using a brand new championship pool.
Coolidge also helps our local education with reading programs throughout the year.
The most popular one takes place in June, providing a chance for our youth to read books and earn prizes; that helps motivate children to keep their mind on continual learning. I have personally donated books to our schools because I feel reading is such an important part of our children’s education.
Imagine Schools also offers a great choice in schools. Their campus houses a K-5 program while their Prep Academy offers 6-12 learning. Coolidge has partnered with Imagine Schools on speaking opportunities and events. I’ve had the privilege to speak with some of these fine students there and can tell you I’m inspired with the questions they ask. The City has added a new sidewalk outside their campus, making student safety a priority.
Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT) also is an excellent decision when it comes to vocational training. The program prepares youth for job opportunities right after graduation. Programs include: firefighting, nursing, heavy equipment operations, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy and more.
Central Arizona College offers a wide array of degree programs right here in Coolidge. There are nine areas of focus in certificate and degree programs that prepare students for the current employment market. It also helps prepare students for a bachelor’s degree at University of Arizona, ASU and NAU.
I invite you to come to Coolidge to look at all our levels of education and see for yourself why this is a great place to live, work and play!