The Center of Excellence High School is a public high school chartered by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools in 1995. The school is AdvancED accredited.
To support the overall mission of the organization (transforming lives, building futures, and strengthening communities by developing our greatest natural resource… YOUTH), the Mission of the Center of Excellence is to:
Provide each student with innovative learning experiences that develop positive intellectual, social, and physical outcomes of significance;
Promote self-directed, lifelong learning; and
Facilitate the student’s ability to make responsible decisions about his or her education and future.
The school’s Vision is that young people will:
Obtain the academic, vocational, personal, and social skills necessary to complete requirements for a high school credential and enter post-secondary education or training;
Be employed in jobs that support themselves and their families well;
Be valued as key contributors to the community’s healthy growth and development.
Students experience a “real world” approach to learning and can can take advantage of many extra opportunities and supports. The school year consists of four quarters, starting in early August and ending in late May. Students can attend during morning or afternoon hours, or can elect to attend both sessions if certain qualifications are met. All core classes are offered and schedules are customized to meet students’ needs.
The Center of Excellence has an experienced and dynamic staff of highly qualified, dedicated teachers (their resumes are on file at the school office for your review). There are usually no more than 15 students in a class, which means that each student receives individualized instruction and personal attention.
Download the summer school application here
Enroll in ACYR’s Center of Excellence
To enroll, call (602) 252-6721, ext. 221 for an appointment. We ask that a parent/guardian accompany students to the enrollment interview. You will need to bring your:
transcripts (from all schools attended)
and withdrawal form from your last school of attendance
NOTE: If communication in a language other than English is needed, please contact the school office to make such a request.
NOTA: Si la comunicación en un idioma distinto del Inglés se necesita, por favor póngase en contacto con la oficina de la escuela para hacer tal petición.
Dropout Recovery Program
The Center of Excellence has an online blended learning and tuition free diploma completion program.
Why do I need a Dropout Recovery Program?
We help both students and schools by:
Improving attendance rates
Weekly tracking through home visits
Providing another opportunity to get a diploma
Providing free tuition
What We Provide?
Each student receives individually based guidance
from a highly qualified and certified: