Posted on February 12, 2016 • Category: High School Graduation
What an amazing afternoon honoring the accomplishments of more than 25 Move On When Ready students, teachers, administrators and families who transformed the high school experience to personalize learning and prepare each and every student for college and career.
We were fortunate to host an international group of leaders, including Governor Ducey, Jason Dougal from the National Center on Education and the Economy, Michael O’Sullivan from Cambridge International Examinations, Paul Luna, Dr. Paul Dale, Eileen Klein, Greg Hamer, Greg Miller and Dr. Michael Crow, to explore the significance of innovating the approach to learning to achieve greater outcomes and equality and ensure Arizona is competitive in the 21st century economy.
And we were inspired to hear students, teachers and principals from around the state share how Move On When Ready helped each student “show what they know and show where they need to grow,” as well as restore “authentic teaching.” Arianda and Maddie, student panelists who are both seniors in high school already pursuing college-level courses, described the challenges that taught them critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills, and solidly prepared them for this next step in their education journey.
Finally, we had the pleasure of recognizing the students at an award reception emceed by Kim Covington that included:
134 students who earned the Grand Canyon Diploma
67 students who earned the STEM Diploma
11 students who earned Cambridge Learner Award for “Top in United States”
26 students who earned Cambridge Learner Award for “Scholar Award with Distinction”
43 students who earned Cambridge Learner Award for “Scholar Award with Merit”
Highlights from yesterday’s events are available at our website.We invite you to continue the discussion about innovation in Arizona’s education system.