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FALL 2014 UPDATES ON... ANNUAL REPORT DID YOU KNOW? 20  AIMS Test Scores  Financial Report  New Statewide Achievement Test  Our Communities  Online Learning  Technology  Tax Credit  Plus Much More! 0 10 - 2 SUSD HAS BEEN DISTINGUISHED LOCALLY, STATEWIDE AND NATIONALLY! READ MORE INSIDE Engage, Educate and Empower Every Student, Every Day 14 ALLIN.SUSD.ORG

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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT ALLIN.SUSD.ORG LEADERSHIP Superintendent’s Message At Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), we have a lot to celebrate. Because of the success of our students, teachers and staff, SUSD has received local and national recognition. We are truly proud of our SUSD family and their accomplishments. At the beginning of the school year, the Arizona Department of Education released its A-F Achievement Profiles. I am proud that, for the fourth consecutive year, SUSD earned the highest rating of “A” district with a score of 144, our highest score ever. We have 19 schools that were rated “A” and seven schools that were rated “B”. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those who campaigned, supported and voted in favor of our Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Override. With your continued support, we will be able to keep dollars in the classroom, restore “specials” (Art, Music, PE) in our elementary schools, have full-day Wednesdays as well as fund other supports for our teachers and students. SUSD has outstanding teachers doing great work every day. Richard Maxwell, the Contemporary Sound and Music teacher at Arcadia High School, has been selected as one of the 25 semifinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. The CMAS program is unique to Arcadia and SUSD, and as part of the Career and Technical Education department, functions largely as a full scale record label, run entirely by the students. Well done and good luck, Richard! You and your students are winners to all of us here in SUSD. Our schools are being recognized nationally. Newsweek Magazine recently published its 2014 America’s Top High School List. I am pleased to announce that Chaparral High School is ranked 22nd in the nation. According to newsweek.com, Newsweek’s 2014 Rankings highlight schools that do the absolute best job of preparing students for college. This year’s methodology is more stringent than ever with new measures of quality and a higher standard for data. Additionally, low-income students at Chaparral are scoring at or above average on state assessments. To view a complete list of schools that made the list, please visit http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-schools-2014. Congratulations, Chaparral! US News &World Report evaluated more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college and other factors. Once again, Arcadia, Chaparral and Desert Mountain high schools earned the Silver Award. The Arizona High School list ranked Chaparral 11th, Desert Mountain 22nd and Arcadia 29th. Nationally, Chaparral ranked #826, Desert Mountain #1,348 and Arcadia #1641. To view the complete list, please visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-highschools. From New York to Oregon, K-12 teachers across the country are using lesson plans aligned to the Common Core that were created by 130 Master Teachers with the National Education Association (NEA), including two SUSD teachers. Cathy Skinner, a 5th grade National Board Certified teacher at Redfield Elementary School, and Heather Robinson, a 5th grade teacher and 2006 Arizona History Teacher of the Year at Desert Canyon Elementary School, are two of 130 teachers across the country selected as Master Teachers and to participate in the BetterLesson launch of http://betterlesson.com. BetterLesson brings together Master Teachers in grades K-12 Math and English Language Arts, like Mrs. Skinner and Mrs. Robinson, to create and share classroom-ready lessons that are easily accessible and can be integrated into any curriculum. The Master Teachers also share reflections, real-life insight into what worked, what misfired and tips/tricks to successful Common Core implementation. In financial news, for 21 consecutive years, our Finance department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). We are honored to receive this award which recognizes our exceptional leadership in the area of fiscal responsibility. You will find explanations and details about school finances, academic performance and Points of Pride for each of our schools, curriculum and much more in this Annual Report. I encourage you to visit www.susd.org for more information. Thanks for helping us make a difference, n J. Peterso Dr. David ndent Superinte 1 Dr. David J. Peterson ALLIN.SUSD.ORG

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ANNUAL REPORT SUSD CELEBRATES Newsweek Magazine recently published its 2014 America’s Top High School List and ranked Chaparral High School 22nd nationally. This year, SUSD had 31 National Merit Semifinalists and 45 National Merit Commended students. SUSD had 26 National Merit Finalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. SCO TT In 2014 two SUSD schools were designated as A+ Schools of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation: Laguna Elementary and Sequoya Elementary School. They joined the ranks of Anasazi Elementary School, Cherokee Elementary School, Tavan Elementary School, Arcadia High School and Chaparral High School. IED SCHO F I N U OL E L A D I SD This year, SUSD had 31 National Merit Semifinalists and 45 National Merit Commended students. SUSD had 26 National Merit Finalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Twenty-nine SUSD sophomore, junior and senior students were selected to participate on the Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council. Cherokee Elementary School was rated the #4 top-scoring school in the Valley. SUSD is one of only nine districts in the state rated as an “A” 4 years in a row from the Arizona Department of Education. Two students from Saguaro High School earned a perfect score on the ACT and a student from Chaparral High School earned a perfect score on the SAT. US News & World Report evaluated more than 19,400 public high schools and once again Arcadia, Chaparral and Desert Mountain high schools earned the Silver Award. SUSD is proud to have 100 percent Highly Qualified and Certified Teachers and 71 National Board Certified Teachers. Mohave Middle School VEX IQ Robotics Team won the state championship. Two SUSD National Education Association Master Teachers were among 130 teachers chosen to create lessons plans used across the nation in the BetterLesson program. State Athletic Championships for the 2013-14 school year included Saguaro High School Football Division III State Championship, Arcadia High School’s Boys Track & Field Division II State Championship and Coronado High School’s Boys Soccer Division III State Championship. The SUSD graduating class of 2014 received more than $52.3 million in scholarships. The following schools are included on the 2013 The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) Higher Performing School list: Pima Elementary, Hopi Elementary, Hohokam Traditional, Cherokee Elementary, Laguna Elementary, Sequoya Elementary and Anasazi Elementary. T RIC ST NCEA CH NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL A C H I E V E M E N T IE V EMENT PRO L I F ALLIN.SUSD.ORG A E 2

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ALLIN.SUSD.ORG ANNUAL REPORT FINANCIAL STATEMENT The breakdown of public school finances for the Arizona education system is multifaceted. Budgets for school districts include base support level (BSL) funding, “weights,” capital funding, overrides and bonds, Prop 301, federal and state grants, adjacent ways and Indian gaming. Homeowner, property taxes directly support local schools. Through voter approved overrides, school districts are allowed to increase their budgets. With a Maintenance & Operations (M&O) override, a district can increase its operating budget by 15 percent. Overrides are in place for 7 years, and can be used for any M&O purpose, including salaries, employee benefits, supplies, utilities, maintenance and repair and miscellaneous expenditures not of a capital nature (buildings, furniture, books, etc.). At the end of the 5th year, the funding begins to decrease. For more information about school district funding, please visit www.aasbo.org and click on Useful Links. SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD Governing Board members are elected by the public and serve for four years. The Governing Board sets all District policies and oversees District business. The public is welcome to attend meetings. All meetings are video streamed live at www.susd.org. All presentations and the video will be posted to our website the day following the meeting. To view the schedule of upcoming meetings, please visit www. susd.org and click on Governing Board – Meeting Schedule. You may contact the Governing Board by emailing them at govboard@susd.org. SCO TT IED SCHO F I N U OL E L A D I SD T RIC ST SCO TT NIFIED SCHOO EU LD AL I SD CH IE V EMENT PRO FI E 2013 L SNAPSHOT OF THE DISTRICT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE 2013-14 Achievement Profiles The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. (Left to right) George Jackson, Bonnie Sneed, Denny Brown, Barbara Perleberg, Pam Kirby MEET OUR GOVERNING BOARD Bonnie Sneed Denny Brown Pam Kirby Governing Board President: 2014 Current Term of Office: 2013-16 Governing Board Vice President: 2014 Current Term of Office: 2011-2014 Governing Board Member Current Term of Office: 2011-2014 GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE It’s never too early to make a contribution that can be claimed on The state transitioned to the A-F your 2014 State tax return. SUSD Tax Credit season is all-year, but we receive the majority of our taxpayer contributions in December. This year, we are making it easier than ever to help Arizona taxpayers lower their tax burden. Our secure, online website has been totally refurbished, allowing contributions in two easy steps. Plus, we have added three “drive-thru” events at our District Ed Center, Mohave Middle School and Educational Services Center locations on Tuesday, December 31, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit taxcredit.susd.org for more information on how to contribute. For more information, please call 480-4846100 or visit “We are extremely satisfied with our most recent letter grade results. Our teachers, students and principals all performed at high levels and they should be recognized for a job well done. We will continue to celebrate and recognize our many successes as well as refine the areas that need some attention,” said Dr. Dave McNeil, executive director of Elementary Education and Assessment. letter grade system in 2011-12, making this the fourth year under this accountability model. The A-F letter grade system measures both the passing rate of Reading and Math as well as student growth. A T RIC ST Governing Board Member Current Term of Office: 2013-2016 George Jackson Governing Board Member Current Term of Office: 2013-2016 IE V DRIVE-THRU TAX EVENT 3 EMENT PRO ALLIN.SUSD.ORG E Barbara Perleberg CH L I F A

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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT ALLIN.SUSD.ORG SUSD SCHOOL GRADES 2013-14 District Grade A ..................A 2013 - 2014 SCHOOL GRADES Grade A....................19 Grade C....................3 SUSD ARIZONA Average of percentage of passing students SCO TT IED SCHO F I N U O E L L A DI D S Grade B....................7 Grade D....................1 ALE UNIFIED D S T SC T O H SC T STRICT RIC OL DI ST O VE 201 AC H Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) has one of M the highest graduate rates in the state with a 4 year E N Rate of 91 percent. Graduation In 2014, SUSD graduates E L I earned T more than $52.3 million P R O F in scholarships. Scottsdale Unified School District’s (SUSD) educational opportunities have been unmatched for 118 years. SUSD provides rigorous academics, STEM programs, technology-rich classrooms, various elective courses and exceptional extracurricular opportunities that lead to success from Pre-Kindergarten to high school graduation. SUSD has the resources to help students develop skills, such as leadership and teamwork, along with the confidence to find their own voices and discover who they are. At SUSD, we are proud to be designated as an “A” school district for four consecutive years by the Arizona Department of Education. Our teachers stand out above the rest – 100 percent HighlyQualified teachers and 71 National Board Certified 3 GRADUATION RATES CURRICULUM IE CH IE V EMENT PRO L I F ALLIN.SUSD.ORG A E 4

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ALLIN.SUSD.ORG ANNUAL REPORT Furthermore, our competitive athletic programs produce State Championships year after year, as well as collegiate scholarships for our student athletes. SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT teachers who provide an inspiring and challenging environment to prepare our students for the current global, competitive world. SUSD continues to offer a worldclass education that begins with feebased Pre-Kindergarten programs at our elementary school sites and continues with free, full day Kindergarten. We believe that a strong Kindergarten program provides children with the educational foundation and building blocks to prepare lifelong success, including college and career goals. Our elementary schools provide a wide array of educational opportunities that provide the necessary foundation for students to be prepared for secondary school. Whether discovering a child’s talents or planning for college, SUSD middle schools offer students opportunities to explore their options with rigorous curriculum and a wide range of electives, including various world languages and technology classes. Students have the opportunity to take Pre Advanced Placement (AP®) courses, participate in National Junior Honor Society or join one of our intramural sports programs. Our five, brand new, state-of-the-art learning facilities offer our middle school students unbeatable choices. At the high school level, students can choose from various courses, including rigorous core academics, STEM, online learning and extensive electives, including arts and technology-based curriculum. SUSD offers choices that allow our high school students to define their own paths by providing academic programs that prepare them to score above state and national averages on SAT/ACT exams. SUSD boasts one of the highest graduation rates in the state at 91 percent. In 2014, SUSD’s graduating class received more than $52.3 million in merit scholarships, and three of our high schools were recognized by Newsweek magazine and US News & World Reports as top ranked schools. SUSD also has a robust and award-winning Fine and Performing Arts programs. SCO TT IED SCHO F I N U OL E L A D I SD ARIZONA COLLEGE & CAREER READY STANDARDS The Arizona College & Career Ready Standards (ACCRS) provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn and master to succeed incollege and careers. The K-12 standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, and to reflect the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success. Developed by educators, content experts, researchers, national organizations and community groups, the standards establish expectations for students to be best prepared to succeed in a global economy and society. Students will be expected to synthesize complex reading material, write frequently, develop and support positions, and routinely engage in analysis, problem solving and critical thinking. SUSD fully implemented the ACCRS in English/Language Arts at all grade levels during the 2012-13 school year. Our roll-out plan for Math involved a targeted implementation by “domains” in 2012-13, and full implementation at all grade levels in Math during the 2013-14 school year. To ensure we have the best resources aligned to the ACCRS in these areas, SUSD has been very thoughtful in the selection of instructional materials during recent curriculum adoptions in both Math and English/Language Arts. Special thanks to our SUSD taxpayers for approving capital override dollars to allow our students and teachers access to the best instructional materials and resources to support students’ understanding and application of the ACCRS! Scottsdale Unified School District is proud to provide a continuum of services for gifted students which CH IE V O R EMENT P GIFTED SERVICES include: Elementary Pull-Out/PushIn (PACT) Services, Cluster Grouping, Comprehensive Gifted (CGP) and Honors English Language Arts. The vision of the SUSD gifted program is: “Gifted students will demonstrate the traits of a scholar and develop a love for learning while engaging in differentiated curriculum and instruction to become analytical thinkers, creative producers and problem solvers.” Characteristics of the curriculum and instruction provided for gifted students include but are not limited to: • Utilization of the Prompts of Depth and Complexity • Interdisciplinary Units of Study that Focus on Scholarly Behaviors, Thinking Like a Disciplinarian, Universal Concepts and Independent Study • Extension and Enrichment of the Standards with a Focus on Critical and Creative Thinking • Literature Studies • Extension Menus and Learning Centers • Opportunities for Choice and Interest Based Learning • Flexible Grouping Determined by Formal and Informal Methods of Assessment • 21st Century Skills • Unique Field Trips • Clubs and Competitions Testing to determine program eligibility is offered three times per year. Program tours are also offered throughout the school year. To learn more information about the SUSD Gifted Programs or how to best support your gifted student, please visit https://gifted. susd.org. High school students can explore strong and viable college and career readiness elective possibilities that meet the needs of the 21st Century with SUSD’s award-winning Career and ALLIN.SUSD.ORG CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) L I F T RIC ST A 5 E

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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT and 6th/7th/8th grade Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer • Winter II: Flag Football, Girls’ Basketball • Spring: Boys’ & Girls’ Track & Field SUSD is a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). High school teams compete in divisions 4A and 5A. SUSD has had great team and individual successes at regional and state levels. Many athletes move on to Division I schools, and some move on to the pro level. SUSD offers the following high school sports: • Fall: Golf, Cross Country, Badminton, Diving, Swimming, Volleyball, Football • Winter: Wrestling (all but Arcadia), Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Basketball • Spring: Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Tennis, Softball, Baseball, Girls’ Track & Field, Boys’ Track & Field ALLIN.SUSD.ORG Technical Education (CTE) program. CTE builds a path for students to gain experience and knowledge in many industries, including Biotechnology, Engineering, Computer Programming, Multimedia Production, Graphic Design and Computer Repair. These programs allow students to participate in hands-on, project based learning in STEM fields in simulated and real world environments. The following are only some of the CTE classes that are available: • Multimedia Technologies • Graphic Design/Advertising Art • Culinary Arts • Early Childhood Education • Film & Video • Information Technologies • Interior Design • Bioscience • Engineering • Performing Arts (Tech Theater) • Nursing Services • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation • Financial Services • Hospitality Management • Design and Merchandising • Music and Audio Production (CMAS, Tech Theater) • Gaming Software Development • Computer Repair • Professional Sales & Marketing • Sports and Entertainment Marketing • Yearbook SCO TT IED SCHO F I N U OL E L A D I SD teacher resources, templates, and lessons that are Google-based. SUSD also has a partnership with Discovery Education which enhances classroom learning from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers more than 150,000 digital learning objects, including videos, interactive programs, images and articles, and it integrates seamlessly into the curriculum. Aligned to Arizona’s state standards and assessment and searchable by keyword, content area and grade level, the rich video content and other digital assets from Discovery Education engage today’s mediasavvy students in learning. SUSD teachers and leaders are hard at work to ensure that our students can live, work, and learn in a 21st Century, increasingly digital environment. BRING YOUR OWN TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY INTO EVERY CLASSROOM SUSD continues to provide a dynamic, technology-rich environment that empowers all students and staff to become passionate, life-long, 21st Century learners. State-of-theart technology is integrated into every classroom, including Wi-Fi for teachers and students, interactive SMART Boards K-8, document cameras, mobile PC, Chromebook or tablet labs for checkout, and audio enhancement systems. SUSD has “gone Google” this year; every student, teacher and administrator has a Google Apps For Education account, which promotes cloudbased learning and collaboration. Our teachers have access to multitiered professional development delivered by a team of Instructional Technology Teaching and Learning Coaches, who also work with teacher representatives from every school level on the SUSD Technology Committee to create TECHNOLOGY Scottsdale Unified School District has many athletic opportunities for middle school and high school students. In middle school, there is a two-tier program. In Tier 1, all interested students learn skills and teamwork. Tier 2 emphasizes competitive play between SUSD schools. Students learn and experience the positive benefits of wellness through athletic involvement. SUSD offers the following middle school sports: • Fall: Boys’ Baseball and Girls’ Volleyball • Winter I: Boys’ Basketball, 7th/8th grade Combined Softball SUSD ATHLETICS PROGRAMS CH IE V O R EMENT P Engaging Students through Mobile Technology Our “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT) initiative continues to be very successful among students and teachers. The completed Wi-Fi installation project means that more students are able to participate in BYOT. This program incorporates students’ personal cell phones, smart phones, iPods, tablets, iPads and other technology into the teaching and learning process. There are a number of factors that are driving the BYOT initiative. Portable devices, such as smart phones and iPods, have become “essential tools” for the 21st Century learner. Additionally, communication, homework and learning are increasingly connected to a mobile and digital world. Leveraging these devices to provide greater access to digital resources is a natural fit with the way adolescents and teens learn. We know that students learn more effectively when they are engaged. L I F T RIC ST ALLIN.SUSD.ORG A E 6

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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT THE SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION ALLIN.SUSD.ORG The Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48 affirms its intent to comply with all federal and state laws relating to the prevention of discrimination. All courses, services, activities, employment and admission opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Young Men’s Christians Association (YMCA), Boys and Girls Clubs and other designated youth groups. This compliance includes, but is not limited to, the regulations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004; Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964; the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; the Age Discrimination Act of 1974; and federal vocational education guidelines issued to meet a requirement of the Adams v. Califano consent decree. ON THE HORIZON Arizona State Board of Education Adopts New Statewide Achievement Test On November 3rd, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) for Arizona students. The AzMERIT test will replace the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests beginning in spring of 2015. Students in 3rd grade through high school will take the AzMERIT English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. Students in 4th grade, 8th grade and high school will take the AIMS Science test. For more information about the AzMERIT, please visit http://www. azed.gov/assessment/azmerit/. SCO TT IED SCHO F I N U OL E L A DI D S The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Foundation is a Scottsdale, Arizonabased, non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Its mission is to help all students within the SUSD achieve educational excellence. The Foundation fosters this by supporting academic and extracurricular initiatives and programs that enhance the learning experience of our children, and increasing community awareness regarding the significant financial challenges within our schools. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded many SUSD academic and extra-curricular initiatives and programs, such as the Quest for Excellence Mini-Grants, National Board Certification for Teachers, the All-City Athletic Awards Banquets, Collective Capacity, Camp Invention, Common Core Standards Training and others, equaling a total of more than $602,241 awarded to date. The Foundation supports SUSD through fundraising efforts that include individual solicitations, community outreach and the planning and implementation of two signature events, our Quest for Excellence Golf Tournament and Quest for the Best Gala. If you are interested in helping support the Foundation, let us know! We are always looking for sponsors and volunteers, and donations can be made online or mailed to P.O. Box 12787, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2787. For more details visit www.susdfoundation.org or email quest4excellence@ susdfoundation.org. THE WORLD IS CHANGING WITH ONLINE LEARNING To keep up with the 21st Century technology and education needs of our students, SUSD developed a web-based curriculum in academic and elective content areas for students in grades 9-12. The eLearning program offers students th opportunity to take online courses at either the normal 12-18 week pace or at an accelerated pace. ELearning focuses on independent study and individualized instruction. The SUSD teacher supports students along the way and is accessible via email. The curriculum is taught by highly qualified SUSD teachers and is aligned to District standards as well as to the Arizona College & Career Ready Standards. Starting with the 2014-15 school year, SUSD high school students will be required to take one eLearning course to meet the graduation requirements. All SUSD online courses are fully approved and recognized by the NCAA. For more information about eLearning, please visit elearning.susd.org.  The vocational education program areas included in the program of studies for school year 2014-2015 are: business/computer technology, family and consumer sciences, industrial technology, health care science, and East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Satellite Programs. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the Career and Technical (vocational) Education programs of the school. Due process is adhered to in any disciplinary proceedings. The Compliance Officer for the Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48, with respect to Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II, is: Dr. Milissa Sackos, Executive Director for Student Services Scottsdale Unified School District, 8500 East Jackrabbit Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Phone (480) 484-6113 The Compliance Officer for the Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48, with respect to all other anti-discrimination laws including but not limited to, Title IX (gender-based discrimination), is: Ms. Michelle Marshall, General Counsel Scottsdale Unified School District, 3811 North 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Phone (480) 484-6181 Questions concerning compliance with any of the above should be referred to the above mentioned individuals. T RIC ST CH IE V EMENT PRO L I F A 7 ALLIN.SUSD.ORG E

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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT ALLIN.SUSD.ORG ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Anasazi - anasazi.susd.org SCO TT ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Bring Your Own Technology Program ¤ 100% Highly Qualified Teachers ¤ 4 time Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence IED SCHO F I N U OL E L A DI D S Hopi - hopi.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ State of the Art Technology Integrated Into the Curriculum, With iPads in Every Grade Level ¤ 100% of Teachers are Highly Qualified, Certified Teachers ¤ Parent Community is Invested in the School Giving Their Time, Talent and Resources to Enrich the Educational Experience for Students POINTS OF PRIDE Pueblo - pueblo.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Foreign Language Immersion Program ¤ Before and After-School Tutoring ¤ Foreign Language Immersion Summer Camp Redfield - redfield.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Comprehensive Gifted Program (CGP) In Grades 2 – 5 & Multi-Age Program Offered in Grades 2/3 & 4/5 ¤ Culturally Diverse School with Over 21 Languages Represented ¤ Nationally Board Certified Teachers T RIC ST Cherokee - cherokee.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Designated as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation ¤ NCEA/ACT Higher Performing Schools List 2011 & 2012 ¤ Ranked #4 School in the Valley by the Arizona Republic 2014 Kiva - kiva.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ More Than 50 Years of Tradition and Excellence! ¤ Masterpiece Art Program ¤ Onsite Nurse, Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist Sequoya - sequoya.susd.org Cochise - cochise.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Exemplary Teaching Staff with 4 National Board Certified Teachers ¤ Neighborhood School with Strong Parent Support That Enriches the Educational Experience for Students and Staff ¤ RTI (Response To Intervention) and Positive Behavioral Support School Laguna - laguna.susd.org ¤ Designated as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation ¤ An Intel Award Winning School with Science Lab ¤ An NCEA AZ High Performing School Awarded by ABCC ¤ Academic Enrichment Programs – Word Masters, Math Olympiads, Odyssey of the Mind, and Art Masterpiece ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Designated as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation ¤ Whole Child Philosophy- Where Children are Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported and Challenged! ¤ Active Student Leadership Groups - CARE, Tech Team, Peer Mediators, Student Council, Green Thumb, Sequoya TV Tavan - tavan.susd.org Desert Canyon Elementary desertcanyones.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Integration of Proactive Research Based Strategies (Wilsons Foundations and PBIS) Complementing the Core Curriculum, Improving Academic Achievement and Behavioral Outcomes ¤ 100% of Teachers Are Highly Qualified and Include A National Education Association (NEA) Better Lesson Master Teacher and Two National Board Certified Teachers ¤ Onsite Nurse, Psychologist, Speech Pathologist Navajo - navajo.susd.org ¤ A STEM Focused School Offering Investigations and Critical Thinking Integrated Through Curriculum Content Areas. ¤ Before and After School Academic and Enrichment Programs Offered at No Cost ¤ Reading Specialists Provide Support to All Classrooms to Differentiate Instruction in Literacy ¤ 2014 Super Bowl STEM Finalist ¤ Designated as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation ¤ 4 National Board Certified Teachers ¤ Circle of Honor Principal, Ms. Margaret Serna ¤ More Than $400,000 in Grants Have Been Awarded Tonalea - tonalea.susd.org ¤ Recognition by the U.S. Dept. Of Education for Current PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) and RTI (Response To Intervention) Early Intervention Programs ¤ Awarded the 21st Century Grant that Will Provide Students Opportunities to Attend Reading, Math and Enrichment Classes Before and After School ¤ Before and After School Tutoring Provided by Highly Qualified Teachers ¤ Opportunities for Students to Participate in Band, Strings, Art, PE, Music, Chorus, Media, Yearbook, Student Ambassador and Student Council Leadership Programs Hohokam Traditional - hohokam.susd.org ¤ A Nurturing Environment Where Children Come First ¤ Two Computer Labs; Laptops and Student Response in Every Home Room ¤ Onsite Nurse, Psychologist and Speech Therapist ¤ Traditional School CH IE V Pima - pima.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ National Blue Ribbon Award 2011 ¤ Emphasis on Technology Skills for All Students ¤ Strong Fine Arts Program with High Levels of Participation in Extracurricular Activities EMENT PRO L I F A E 8 ALLIN.SUSD.ORG

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SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Yavapai - tonalea.susd.org ¤ 21st Century Before/After School Program Including LEGO, Sports, Music, Enrichment and Tutoring ¤ Numerous Community Partnerships that Provide Computers, Books, Events, and School Supplies and Needs for Our Students ¤ MyOn Reading Program ¤ Monthly Pride and Community Building Flag Ceremony Assemblies ANNUAL REPORT Ingleside - ingleside.susd.org ¤ Comprehensive Gifted Program ¤ Middle School Athletics for Grades 6-8 ¤ Extensive Elective Offering (World Languages, Technology, Computers, Advance Placement, Band, Chorus, Strings, PE, Art, Design, Video Production, Yearbook) ¤ Active Student Groups and Clubs (NJHS, AVID, Ambassadors, TLC, LEGO League, IMAGE, Jazz Band, Ingleside Choral Ensemble and More) ALLIN.SUSD.ORG ¤ US News & World Report National Ranking ¤ Ranked 22nd on America’s 2014 Top High School List by Newsweek SCO TT Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center (ANLC) - anlc.susd.org ¤ Multi-Age Philosophy ¤ Project Based Learning ¤ Focus on Community as a Component of Academics ¤ After School Sports With “No Cut” Philosophy for 7th-8th Grade IED SCHO F I N U OL E L A D D I K - 8S SCHOOLS Mohave - mohave.susd.org ¤ State-Of-The-Art 21st Century Learning Facility ¤ Onsite Nurse, Psychologist, Community Specialist, Counselor and Social Worker, School Resource Officer (SRO) ¤ Foreign Language Immersion, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Comprehensive Gifted Program (CGP), ScienceTechnology-Engineering-Math (STEM) ¤ Award-Winning PBIS Program and State Robotic Championship 2014 Coronado - coronado.susd.org ¤ Award Winning JAG (Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates) Program ¤ AVID School Focusing on College Readiness for All Students ¤ Marching Band Has a Legacy of Being an Award-winning and State Qualifying Program ¤ Visual Arts Department is a Visions Participant Partnering with SMOCA Art Program for Teens Encouraging Creative Self-Expression and Civic Engagement Desert Mountain - Cheyenne Traditional - cheyenne.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Artist in Residence ¤ Active Parent/Teacher Organization ¤ Onsite Nurse, Speech, Language Specialists, Psychologist, Counselor and Occupational Therapist Mountainside - mountainside.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ 100% of Teachers are Highly Qualified, Certified Teachers ¤ Active Student Groups/Clubs; NJHS, STUGO, Yearbook, Science Olympiad, Jazz Band and More ¤ Parent Community is Invested in the School, Giving Their Time and Support to Enrich the Educational Experience for All Students desertmountain.susd.org ¤ Among the Top High Schools in the Country For the Last 5 Years by US News and World Report ¤ Awarded National Merit Scholars For 14 Commended Scholars and 10 National Merit Semi-Finalists ¤ Graduating Seniors Earned More Than $19.1 Million in Scholarship Offers in 2014 ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education Saguaro - saguaro.susd.org ¤ Math and Science Academy ¤ Award-Winning Athletics and Fine Arts Programs ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Award-winning Robotics Program T RIC ST Copper Ridge - copperridge.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Bring Your Own Technology (B.Y.O.T.) ¤ “Showing the CRS Way, Every Student, Every day!” – Character, Responsibility and Safety ¤ STEM School of the Future Supai - supai.susd.org ¤ Service Learning ¤ Partnerships with the Ritz Carlton, AZ Kids Triathlon, Vista Del Camino ¤ Middle School Athletics for Grades 6-8 ¤ Mentor Program Scottsdale Online Learning (SOL) elearning.susd.org ¤ Partnership with Grand Canyon University Allows for Dual Enrollment Online Courses ¤ Rigorous Curriculum Aligned to Arizona College and Career Ready Standards as Well As Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors Courses ¤ All Core Courses are NCAA Approved and Flexibility in Scheduling for Students ¤ Free Online School MIDDLE SCHOOLS Cocopah - cocopah.susd.org ¤ Rigorous Academics ¤ Middle School Environment Which is Inviting, Safe, Inclusive, and Supportive of All ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ State-Of-The-Art Facility – Construction Completed Fall 2013 HIGH SCHOOLS Arcadia - arcadia.susd.org ¤ Diverse, Excelling Student Body and Highly Qualified Teaching Staff ¤ Comprehensive 9-12 High School Offering Rigorous AP, Honors, Dual Enrollment, and Specialty Programs Such as CMAS, CTE, AVID, JAG, etc. ¤ Designated as an A+ School of Excellence From the Arizona Educational Foundation ¤ Rated “A” by the Arizona Department of Education Desert Canyon Middle - desertcanyon.susd.org ¤ Self-Contained Comprehensive Gifted Program & State of the Art Technology ¤ Onsite Nurse, Psychologist, Counselors, Community Specialist/Translator, School Resource Officer, G.R.E.A.T & All Stars Programs & Strong Parent Community Support ¤ Award-winning District Athletic Teams; Yearly Choir, Band & Strings Competition Awards; District & Community Visual Arts Awards ¤ Student Government & National Junior Honor Society CH IE V O R EMENT P Chaparral - chaparral.susd.org ¤ Rated “A” by Arizona Department of Education ¤ Designated as an A+ School Of Excellence from the Arizona Education Foundation FOLLOW SUSD! twitter.com/ScottsdaleUSD L I F A facebook.com/ScottsdaleUnifiedSchoolDistrict 9 ALLIN.SUSD.ORG E LIKE SUSD!

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