A+ School of Excellence Award
For the second time, Metro Tech High School earned the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Educational Foundation in 2016-2017. The A+ designation covers a three-year period ending in 2020.
A panel of principals and assistant principals from other A+ schools conducted a two-day site visit, observing every classroom, and interviewing students, parents, teachers, support staff, and the administration team. To qualify as an A+ School of Excellence, schools must show their uniqueness and demonstrate high or significantly improved achievement scores. The claims submitted in the application must match the reality viewed by the site team, and the conversations during the interviews with stakeholders.
Metro Tech High School is the only Phoenix Union high school to achieve back-to-back A+ recognition. It is a well-deserved honor, and the students, staff, parents, community members, and administration are to be commended on their work to make this award a reality.