The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announced that Kyrene de la Estrella received the coveted A+ School of Excellence™ award for the 2016-2017 academic year on April 13, 2017. AEF has identified and honored exemplary pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools in Arizona since 1983.
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.
"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.