EMBRY-RIDDLE, STEM AND YOU

by Keaton S. Ziem, Digital Strategy & Business Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook, an annual ranking of nearly 1,800 accredited four-year schools in the United States, has ranked Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus’ Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronomical Engineering Program No. 1 in the nation in its 2018 edition. Embry-Riddle … Read More…

DISTRICT VERSUS CHARTER SCHOOLS

What are the differences? by Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent  As the Yavapai County school superintendent and a member of the Arizona State Board of Education, I receive many questions from the public, and one of the most common is, “What are the differences between school districts and charter schools?” School districts and charter … Read More…

STUDENTS ON AIR

by Drew Diener About 9:40 a.m. on a Thursday morning in early September, a handful of Prescott High School students began to trickle into the Badger Media Studio, home of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona’s Multimedia Studios program, a partnership between the BGCCAZ and the Prescott Unified School District. The students were … Read More…

NAU PRESCOTT VALLEY

Student and alumni profiles by Richard Heath, Executive Director, NAU Prescott Valley Campus As a small community campus of Northern Arizona University, the campus in Prescott Valley has been able to attract a diverse traditional and nontraditional student body. Not only do students come directly from the county’s high schools and charter schools, but some … Read More…

YAVAPAI COLLEGE PROVIDES GROWTH AND ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

by Tim Diesch, Marketing Specialist, Yavapai College Living in the Prescott area has distinct advantages. Gorgeous weather, a tremendous variety of outdoor activities and stunning natural beauty are arguably the most obvious benefits. There is a lesser-known resource available to residents, however, to spark their curiosity, provide outlets for creativity and whet the appetite for … Read More…

GIVING STUDENTS HOPE

by Krista Carman, President, PUSD Education Foundation Education is everyone’s business. In 2013, a group of professionals and parents decided to try to make a dent in a big problem – the neglected and underfunded public school system in Prescott. Of course, all Arizona public schools suffered from years of budget cuts at the state level, … Read More…

AAEC HIGH SCHOOL

Earn your high school diploma and college associate degree at the same time. In a unique partnership with Yavapai College, our students begin co-enrollment as soon as the 9th grade. Classes on our campus offer rigorous college preparatory curriculum, and enables qualified secondary students to earn college transferable credits towards their Associate Degree while completing … Read More…

PRESCOTT FARMERS MARKET

by Kathleen Yetman October is National Farm to School Month – a time to celebrate connecting kids to local food. Farm to School programs may include one or more of three elements: procurement, education and school gardens. Procurement is the sourcing of foods from local farms to be served in school meals, snacks or cafeteria … Read More…

GRANT HELPS DISCOVERY GARDENS PRESCHOOL GROW

Prescott Unified School District’s Discovery Gardens Preschool was recently awarded a $143,000 grant by the Arizona Department of Education. This grant will help the district’s Quality First accredited preschool grow by 30 additional 4-year-old students this coming school year. According to Discovery Gardens Director, Stacy Williams, the grant helps pay for staff and supplies to … Read More…