Four Tucson-area schools earn A+ honor

2014-04-28T10:45:00Z Four Tucson-area schools earn A+ honorAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Four Tucson-area schools have been named A+ Schools of Excellence this year.

In all, 34 Arizona campuses earned the coveted title from the Arizona Educational Foundation. Of those, the following four hail from the Tucson area: Estes Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District, and Ocotillo Ridge Elementary, Senita Valley Elementary and Vail Academy and High School in the Vail Unified School District.

“The A+ School of Excellence program celebrates education and calls attention to the positive stories and successes occurring in Arizona’s public schools,” said AEF Executive Director Bobbie O’Boyle. “The Foundation identifies and recognizes outstanding schools throughout Arizona and those responsible for a school’s success.”

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.

Another Southern Arizona campus, Benson High in the Benson Unified School District, was also named an A+ school.

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175. On Twitter @AlexisHuicochea​

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