Congratulations to Dreaming Summit Elementary School and Western Sky Middle School for being named A+ Schools of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation. 

Congratulations to Dreaming Summit Elementary School and Western Sky Middle School for being named A+ Schools of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation. 

“The A+ School of Excellence™ Award shines a spotlight on the positive stories and successes occurring in public schools,” said AEF Executive Director, Kim Graham. “The application and evaluation process for this program is comprehensive and rigorous. We applaud these schools for exceeding expectations to meet their students’ needs and for achieving overall success despite the many challenges that face the education community statewide.”

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.

Preparation of each school’s application involves collaboration among all stakeholder groups, including students, staff, administrators, and community partners. Schools receive $500 and a banner designating them as an A+ School of Excellence™ winner. The award is valid for four years. Recognition through the A+ School of Excellence™ program helps increase confidence in Arizona’s public schools and creates greater parent and community support.

This is Western Sky Middle School's fourth time to win this prestigious award. The school is also a National Blue Ribbon school. 

This is Dreaming Summit Elementary School's first time to win this honor.