The School Effectiveness Department provides support to school leaders to ensure the success of our Kyrene students. That support extends to teachers, staff, parents and community members.
Family Resource Center
The Kyrene Family Resource Center is a joint effort between the Kyrene School District and the Kyrene Foundation which provides Kyrene families in need access to resources to assist with their basic needs: food, school clothing for children, school supplies, enrichment scholarships and referral for emergency resources. For additional information, click here.
Federal ProgramsFederal Programs support and enhance schools to ensure all students, regardless of economic or cultural background, reach their maximum potential. For additional information click here.
RISE UP Schools
Empowering district and school leaders to create an equitable, inclusive, and just system for every student by relentlessly pursuing transformational leadership, teaching and learning in our RISE UP school. For more information, click here.
Kyrene Athletic Program
Where champions are made!Kyrene offers both “cut” and “non-cut” sports for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Cut sports include: soccer, basketball, volleyball, cheer, softball, and baseball. The non-cut athletic opportunities include cross country, wrestling, and track and field. Each year, over 3,000 middle school students from the Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix area participate in the Kyrene Athletic Program. This Program provides a positive, high quality sports program that emphasizes participation, teamwork, skill development, and sportsmanship. For additional information click here.
Kyrene's Professional Development
Kyrene employees use Performance Matters professional management system to access required district courses as well as enrichment professional development hours. For additional information click here.
Kyrene Teacher Induction Program
All certified teachers new to the district, first-time or experienced professionals, are required to attend four days of onboarding orientation prior to the return of continuing teachers. Orientation allows new employees to become familar with the Kyrene School District organization as well as job responsibilities and school clture. For more information, click here.
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National Board Certification
Kyrene supports the National Board Certification process by offering in hourse pre-candidacy classes using the curriculum developed by the Arizona K12 Center. During candidacy, monthly support meetings are held in Kyrene with a NBCT specially trained in faciliating candidates through the process. Once the certification is achieved, Kyrene awards an additional stipend amount in the teacher's contract for the life of the certificate. For additional informaiton, click here.
Student Agency Programs
Kyrene Alternative to Suspension Program
The Kyrene Alternative to Suspension Program provides a safe and nurturing environment with opportunities for Kyrene students to learn skills and strategies to be successful in school and beyond. We accommodate the unique educational social and emotional needs of individual students with character education, student centered learning , intervention, and counseling. Our staff works collaboratively with schools, family, and community to provide continued support for our Kyrene students. For additional information, click here.