On March 30, 2015, Sonoran Sky was officially designated as an A+ school, again, by the Arizona Educational Foundation. Sonoran Sky was one of 26 schools recognized statewide during the first round of A+ awards, and the only elementary school in all of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley School District to receive the honor for 2014-2015 thus far.
From the Arizona Educational Foundation Website:
The A+ School of Excellence™ Program is a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding schools and brings to light the positive stories and successes happening in public schools every day. The A+ School of Excellence™ Program was created by the Arizona Educational Foundation in 1983. Its purpose is threefold:
1. to identify and give public recognition to outstanding public schools in Arizona;
2. to make available a comprehensive framework of key criteria for school effectiveness that can serve as a basis for participatory self-assessment and planning in schools; and
3. to facilitate communication and sharing of best practices within and among schools based on a common criteria related to success.
Congratulations, Sonoran Sky!