We are excited to announce we have been designated an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF)!!!
You might remember we started announcing we would be applying for this back in early December. It was a rigorous and thorough application process that included an essay style application along with a 2 day school visit including classroom observations and interviews with students, teachers, administration, parents and community members.
This was truly a school wide effort that included our students, staff, parents and community. We could NOT have done this without everyone coming together to share with the rest of the world how exceptional our community here is at Arizona Charter Academy. Our school wide values of G.R.E.A.T.: Grit, Results, Excellence, Accountability and Thoughtfulness are a huge reason why we continue to defy odds every day here at ACA.
We are also excited because we were the ONLY charter school to receive the designation amongst the 51 other honorees from this year!
Here’s a little more information from the AEF about the designation:
“The A+ School of Excellence™ program celebrates outstanding schools throughout Arizona, calling attention to the positive stories and successes occurring in public schools,” said AEF Executive Director, Kim Graham. “The application and evaluation process for this program is comprehensive and rigorous. We applaud these schools for exceeding expectations to meet their students’ needs and for achieving overall success despite the many challenges that face the education community statewide.”
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.”
Great job, everyone!!