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AEF® A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE® AWARD

The A+ School of Excellence® Award program began in 1983 as a way to identify, celebrate, and recognize educational excellence in schools throughout Arizona. In addition to showcasing exceptional public schools, the A+ program provides school teams with an outstanding comprehensive framework that serves as a basis for school self-assessment and planning.

 

The A+ School of Excellence® award is a powerful energizer for increasing public confidence in recognized schools, often resulting in greater parent and community involvement and even serves as an economic driver for some communities. A+ Schools are celebrated and recognized as exceptional. Earning the highly prestigious and coveted A+ designation spotlights the positive successes happening in public schools every day.

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View the List of Arizona AEF® A+ School of Excellence® Schools 

School Resources & A+ Application Process

ABOUT THE AEF® A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE® PROGRAM & AWARDS 

Arizona schools who earn the distinguished A+ School of Excellence® Award go above and beyond the everyday practices that all schools are expected to implement.

Schools that ultimately earn the A+ School of Excellence® designation consistently share the following traits:

  • Model quality and equity

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence

  • Respond successfully to the changing environment of education

  • Cultivate learning-centered, safe school environments

  • Encourage innovative instruction by supporting teachers

  • Actively address students' social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs

  • Demonstrate superior ability to go above and beyond the norm in providing services to children, families, and the local community

View A+ school eligibility, process and timeline information

A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE | AEF® STAFF CONTACT

Peter Wells, A+ School of Excellence Coordinator | 520-850-2292 | aplus@azedfoundation.org

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