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    About Mrs. Shaw
    Welcome to Aprende!
    When asked what makes Aprende special, the reply is easy: we offer a rigorous and comprehensive program in academic and elective areas in a safe and positive learning environment.
    Over the years we have developed a safe environment through a strong discipline program consistently adhered to by teachers and administrators alike, along with a Character Counts program that sets the positive tone. In the past three years we have developed unique and special programs for each of the grade levels: 6th Outdoor Education, 7th Team Days and 8th Awareness Days, all of which foster positive relationships between teachers and students and add to the welcoming climate on our campus.
    At Aprende we are committed to excellence. Teachers plan collaboratively to insure quality instruction. Expectations and standards are high as evidenced by our year after year strong performance on AIMS testing. We offer Advanced Language Arts and Advanced Math (through Honors Geometry) classes that challenge students at the appropriate level. Further opportunities for challenge are experienced in extension activities. Successes have included:
    Arizona State Science Engineering Fair Champions-2008 Aprende students placed in top 10% State on the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics test for 1st year algebra students-2009 &2010MATHCOUNTS-1st place in State, 5th Place in Regionals-200914 Language Arts students made it to the 3rd level in Letters About Literature Contest-2009District Spelling Bee winner-2010District Poetry Contest winners-2010 The elective classes provide equally engaging learning opportunities through offerings such as band, orchestra, choir, Spanish, Family and Consumer Science, Art, Theater, Computer Media, and Physical Education. Aprende is a school which has something for everyone with after school activities which include MATHCOUNTS, Jag Paw newspaper, Book Club, Poetry Club, Science Club, Jag TV, Yearbook Club, Jaguar Players, and a full spectrum of athletics.
    We are proud of our 8 years as an EXCELLING school, always making AYP. (Annual Yearly Progress)
    For more information about Aprende, please click on All About Aprende.
    Sincerely,
    Gerri Shaw
    Principal