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Understanding credit topic of next Brown Bag Luncheon at CAC’s San Tan Center June 12

Continuing its series of Brown Bag Talks, Central Arizona College invites the public to The Importance of Understanding Credit on Tuesday, June 12, from 12-1 p.m., at the institution’s San Tan Center.

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U.S. Department of Labor Grant helping CAC students improve their skill set

Central Arizona College is offering two career enhancement courses to Pinal County residents at no cost to students thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and Employment & Training Administration.

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Two Central Arizona College professors present at international conference

Tydel Ray, 45

Central Arizona College professors Sue Warner (sociology) and Debbie Foster (speech communication) presented at the Community Colleges for International Development’s (CCID) 36th Annual Conference.

The event was held Feb. 24-27 in New Orleans.

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Twenty-three students recognized at Central Arizona College TRiO Awards Ceremony


As the semester comes to an end, students reflect on their accomplishments and look forward to what their futures may hold.

A total of 23 students were recognized at Central Arizona College’s TRiO Awards Ceremony on the college’s Signal Peak Campus.

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To better serve students, CAC moves to 4 Common Student Learning Outcomes

On June 15, 2010, Central Arizona College adopted Policy 402, a set of six General Education Outcomes (GEOs), as a blueprint for the ideal skills and concepts a CAC student should possess upon graduation.

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Time trickling down to get tickets for CAC’s production of Oklahoma! in the new Pence Center

Pinal County Sheriff Candidate Ty Morgan

Grand Re-Opening Week for Central Arizona College’s Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts peaks this weekend with CAC’s three-day performance of Oklahoma!

“The excitement and buzz about the Pence Center and CAC’s production of Oklahoma! has reverberated throughout the community,” Dora Tompkins, CAC community events coordinator, said.

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Two Poston Butte High School Students Score Tops in the State for Engineering

Left to Right: Jacib Joss, William Sengir, Alise Kraus

Recently, Jacob Joss, Senior, and William Sengir, Junior, from Poston Butte High School took the Arizona Department of Education Engineering Certification Exam. William earned the highest score in the state and Jacob was fourth highest.

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J.O. Combs Opens a New Young Coyotes Location

J.O. Combs Opens a New Young Coyotes Location

Do you have a child between the ages of 3-5 years old? If so J.O. Combs has a program for them.

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J.O. Combs Community - Brothers Selected to Perform

Alan Wu, piano and Brandon Wu, cello

Former Combs High School student Alan Wu and his brother Brandon Wu who will be a junior at Combs High School this year have been selected to perform at the Piper Repertory Theater, Mesa Arts Center, on November 7, 2015.

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State Grant Opens Doors for CAC’s GED Students

Each year Central Arizona College receives more than $275,000 in both federal and state funds from the Arizona Adult Education Grant to provide GED instruction to residents throughout Pinal County. The dollar amounts awarded through this grant program are based on Census data and an identified need for services.

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Zorro leaves his mark when CAC’s Family Flicks Summer Matinee Series rides into Maricopa Aug. 9

Central Arizona College invites community members to beat the proverbial heat as the CAC Family Flicks Series meanders throughout the summer by offering a slew of Thursday Classic Movie Matinees across Pinal County.

The series continues Aug. 9 at the college’s Maricopa Center with a feature presentation of The Mark of Zorro.

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Workshop approach helps Gilbert charter school succeed

Lexi Tabor, 11, is clerk and founder of her own hair-clip business in one of the classrooms at Edu-Prize Charter School in Gilbert.

Her hair clips come in blue, purple and green and feature tiny decorative flowers.

Some are selling for $2, few smaller clips for $1.

"Business has been really good. So far we've sold about 10 or 11," Lexi said.

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Wolverines Represent CUSD in Future Cities Competition

The Wolverines did an outstanding job representing the Coolidge Unified School District #21 on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Regional Future Cities Competition.

Mountain Vista Middle School was one of 30 schools to participate in the competition this year – one of only two schools in Pinal County.

Congratulations to Biviana Rodriquez, Nathan Pugh, McKenzie Banks, Tatyana Williams and Keegin Juden for their hard work and dedication to this endeavor.  

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Wolverines Mock Trial Victories

On Friday, March 8, 2013, the Wolverines participated in the Pinal County Mock Trial Competition.

The students won their case and Shayla Prince took home Best Closing Argument for the second year in a row and Rachel Jones took home the award for Best Witness.  

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Wolverine Makes All-State Band

Dallas Jacobs

Congratulations to Dallas Jacobs who participated in the Middle School All-State band on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Dallas won second chair after his audition and put on a fantastic concert.  

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With changes on the horizon, students encouraged to enroll in CAC GED test-prep courses this fall

With the number of adults without a high school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma reaching new heights, the GED Testing Service plans to roll out a new test in January of 2014.

“The new test will be computer-based, more expensive, and much more difficult and involved,” Ronny Douglass, director of adult basic education at Central Arizona College, explained.

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Parents Donate Misting System to Magma Ranch K-8

Two parents stepped up to the plate and cooled off the baseball and softball dugouts at Magma Ranch K-8.  

With an in kind donation, Magma parents, Mr Foster and Mr Hare, provided a misting systems in all four dugouts.  

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Combs High School Celebrates First Week of Classes

Combs High School in San Tan Valley celebrated the beginning of the school year with a color dye dance.  This is the second year of the contemporary dance format modeled after the popular paint runs for charity held in many cities.

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Combs High School Participates in a Blood Drive

The Combs High School students were seeing red on Monday, August 31!

Many at Combs High School students are use to seeing the student population decked out in their primary school color (red), however, on Monday the color red represented a much greater cause.

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Lockdown in Combs Unified District

At approximately, 1:20 this afternoon, two parents reported to the office staff at Ranch Elementary that they saw young men at the intersection of Kenworthy and Ranch Road and it appeared that they had items that looked like guns. PCSO was immediately called and both Ranch Elementary and Combs High School went into lock down.

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