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Simonton Elementary Receives Funding For Projects

Mrs. Ramirez, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Simonton Elementary, recently had two projects totaling nearly $700 fully funded through, an online charity that helps teachers and students in need.

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Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Interscholastic Association Donate 500 Stadium Lights to Florence High School

On April 21, Florence High School received a delivery of 500 stadium lights from the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). These lights were donated to FHS after the Cardinals and the AIA heard the story of Bill and Stephen McKane.

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Andreas Pasqual, Shirley Gutierrez earn PBL accolades; Gayle Haro claims Outstanding PBL Advisor honors

Central Arizona College’s Andreas Pasqual (Sells, AZ/Baboquivari) and Shirley Gutierrez (Eloy/Santa Cruz) each cracked the national Top 10 at the 2012 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference held June 24-27 in San Antonio, Tex.

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ALA Anthem Campus to Open for 2014-2015 School Year

Below you will find a letter from Glenn Way, President of ALA Schools, to the ALA community regarding their recent approval from the Arizona Board for Charter Schools to open the Anthem Campus for the 2014-2015 school year.

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ALA Anthem Campus not opening for 2013-14 school year

Last week, American Leadership Academy was planning to open their new campus in Florence, across from the Florence Hospital at Anthem.  They appeared shocked to learn that the State Charter School Board denied their occupancy request and students were sent scrambling to find somewhere to go to school.

According to the minutes from the July 8th State Charter School Board meeting however, Janna Day made the motion to deny the request to add a new site to the charter contract of American Leadership Academies, Inc. for the reason that the charter holder has not demonstrated the capacity to implement operational systems that comply with statutory and contractual responsibilities regarding attendance reporting at its current sites as evidenced by the information contained in this report. Further, the Board directs staff to monitor the charter holder’s attendance reporting at least through February of the 2013-2014 school year prior to consideration of expansion by this charter for a subsequent school year. The motion was seconded by Stacey Morley and passed unanimously.

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ALA Anthem Campus Not Opening as Scheduled

The Arizona State Charter School Board voted Wednesday night to deny American Leadership Academy's newest campus located in northern Florence from opening.  The message below is a response from ALA Administration:

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Attention Parents and Students from the 2012 cohorts and below – AIMS retakes will take place on October 23rd, 24th, and 25th at both Coolidge High School and San Tan Foothills High School for all students who have not yet met the standards on one or more of the sections.  In addition, students who have previously met but voluntarily wish to retest to see if they can excel are allowed to participate. Although the testing is primarily for present Juniors and Seniors, there are also some underclassmen included in the testing cohorts.

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After School Enrichment Classes

We have a variety of after school enrichment programs for our K-5 students.

Building Bonanza is an exciting after-school program featuring six weeks of structured play with LEGO bricks. Kids learn communication skills and teamwork and they are encouraged to “think outside the box” when solving problems and mastering building challenges. Students will have fun, take-home projects that build upon and reinforce weekly lessons utilizing the LEGO set provided for each enrolled child.

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After carving out his niche at CAC, Matt Butcher earns first Student of the Month award for 2012-13

A non-traditional student pursuing four associate degrees who is veteran of 10 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Matthew Butcher has been named Central Arizona College’s October Student of the Month.

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After 40 years of service to CAC, President/CEO Dennis Jenkins announces his retirement

Dennis Jenkins

After four decades of outstanding service to Central Arizona College, its students and the residents of Pinal County, President/CEO Dennis Jenkins will step down from his position effective Jan. 3, 2012.

“Today, I announce my retirement as president/CEO of CAC effective the end of the day on Jan. 3, 2012,” Jenkins stated. “Beginning tomorrow (Nov. 2) through Jan. 3, 2012, I will use accumulated leave.”

Jenkins said it has been a tremendous 40 years at CAC.

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Adult Only Program at Combs High School Jan 13th to Help Our Kids

For parents of Combs High School and Jr High Students, the San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition in cooperation with notMYkid of Scottsdale, AZ will be presenting our PARENT NIGHT PROGRAM!  This is a Program for Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles – no students please due to program content.  

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Before stepping into limelight of their careers, CAC students looking for shadowing opportunity

To succeed in today’s job market, it’s not only who you know, but also what you know.

Central Arizona College’s Office of Career and Student Employment Services is currently seeking sponsors for a job shadow program geared toward helping today’s students learn all they need to know about their fields of interest.

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Be a Part of the Circle Cross K-8 Legacy of Art!

Circle Cross Ranch has a way for our students’ legacy to remain a part of our school forever!  Ms. Ross, our art teacher, is taking orders for our til...

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Be a part of Coolidge High School history!

Be a part of Coolidge High School history!  Buy your commemorative brick paver today.

Coolidge High School is selling commemorative brick pavers that you can have personally engraved. All proceeds will go towards the renovation of the CHS Roundhouse and new weight room equipment.

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BBQ, movie under the stars headline Welcome Week at CAC’s Superstition Mountain Campus

With Central Arizona College ready to unveil its new-look Superstition Mountain Campus, the college is welcoming its students and staff for the beginning of a new academic year.

Welcome Week, billed as an opportunity for attendees to make new friends, is a 10-day event full of activities open and free to all CAC students, faculty and staff. The event will take place Monday through Friday, Aug. 20-31, at the Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction, Ariz., just north of U.S. Route 60 at the intersection of Broadway and Idaho roads.

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At the age of 15, Kimberly Koerth will collect her associate degree from Central Arizona College

Scholar, band member, honor society affiliate, club participant, intern, and scholarship recipient - Kimberly Koerth is the definition of an accelerated student.

Having skipped a grade back at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, Koerth has always been younger than her classmates, but age isn’t the only thing that sets her apart.

The 15-year-old Koerth will be graduating this May from high school and also will be receiving her associate of arts degree from Central Arizona College.

Few students receive college acceptance letters before they are even old enough to drive.

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ASU Honors Combs High School

Arizona State University recently awarded Combs High School with the ‘Lead and Inspire Honorable Mention’ for the Rural High School Division. This is the third year this award is neing awarded and recognizes Arizona schools for their efforts to include more students in rigorous coursework and involve students in activities that can lead to success.

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Astronomy Night at J.O. Combs Middle School

J.O. Combs Middle School and the East Valley Astronomy Club partnered to host Astronomy Night on Monday, November 10.

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As the assistant director of admissions & recruitment, Coronel’s payday is helping students achieve their goals

Central Arizona College is proud to welcome back Sean Coronel as the new assistant director of admissions and recruitment.

Coronel has a long history with CAC, dating back to when he first began taking classes here.

As a first generation college student from Coolidge who graduated from Coolidge High School, Coronel’s family encouraged him to pursue a degree.

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Art Moncibaez, Coolidge's A+ School Employee of the Year

San Tan Heights Elementary School Principal Laurie Black, Art Moncibaez, Superintendent Dr. Cecilia Johnson and Governing Board Vice President Thomas Shope, Jr.

At Coolidge Unified School District’s December 14th regular Governing Board meeting, Art Moncibaez was recognized as Coolidge’s A+ School Employee of the Year.  

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