Congrats to the Whitman students, staff and community! We have earned the A+ School of Excellence Award! To earn an A+ award, schools must show high achievement or significant improvement. Top schools identify and meet the academic and non-academic needs of their students. Awardees hold their title for three and a half years. Not only does Mesa Public Schools have the most new A+ schools, but it also has more current A+ Schools of Excellence™ than any other district in the state — 23.
"The A+ School of Excellence™ program celebrates outstanding schools throughout Arizona and calls attention to the positive stories and successes occurring in public schools," explains Bobbie O'Boyle, AEF executive director. "We applaud these schools for doing whatever it takes to meet their students' needs and achieving overall success despite some of the challenges that face the education community statewide."
Each year a selection panel that includes award-winning principals, teachers and community leaders choose the A+ schools. Site visits are conducted at selected schools throughout the state to choose the awardees. Again, we are proud to be recognized as an A+ School of Excellence.