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College and Career Readiness

  • Arizona State Board of Education Approves AzMERIT Performance Levels

    August 17, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 17, 2015

    Recently, the Arizona State Board of Education (ASBE) unanimously approved performance levels for AzMERIT which is Arizona’s College and Career Readiness Standards assessment. 

    The purpose of the … Read More

  • 2015 Diamondbacks – Helios Scholars Recognized

    July 21, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 21, 2015

    Vince Roig, Helios Education Foundation Founding Chairman and Paul Luna, President and CEO joined eight D-backs Helios Scholarship recipients Sunday, July 19  as they were recognized at Chase Field. … Read More

  • UF Survey Finds Bilingual Instruction Supported By A Majority Of Floridians

    July 19, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 19, 2015

    While researchers debate the cognitive advantages of bilingualism, Floridians seem to recognize the practical advantages of speaking more than one language. In fact, 67 percent of Floridians surveyed … Read More

  • Yuma Union High School District Celebrating AP Successes

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Toni Badone, Superintendent, Yuma Union High School District

    July 10, 2015

    What are we celebrating?  The percentage of our students taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams who score a 3, 4 or 5 increased from 25 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2014.  That is a positive … Read More

  • Future Plans Helps Students Succeed After Graduation

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Dr. Michael A. Grego, Superintendent, Pinellas Co

    July 10, 2015

      Last fall, Pinellas County Schools along with the Pinellas Education Foundation and Helios Education Foundation launched Future Plans™. Future Plans is a career guidance program that is a self- … Read More

  • Ready Now Yuma Profiles Graduates Who are "Ready"

    June 4, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 4, 2015

    Over the past month, Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD) has been profiling some of their graduating seniors.  Each profiled student wrote a short blog post about their experience at YUHSD and … Read More

  • Graduation Celebration

    June 1, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 1, 2015

    This time of year is full of promise, anticipation and transition as young adults who were once students become graduates. Whether the transition is from high school to postsecondary education or … Read More

  • Arizona's Challenged Graduation Rates

    March 27, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 27, 2015

    “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  ~ Derek Bok

    While high school graduation rates for the United States have increased annually since academic year 2010-11, the state of Arizona … Read More

  • Building a College-Going Culture by Increasing Access to the ACT

    December 16, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    December 16, 2014

    Through this initiative, the ACT exam is offered to all juniors across 14 partner high school districts.  To date, more than 87,000 students in Arizona have taken the ACT over the past seven years.  … Read More

  • The Secret to College Access: It's About More Than Grades and Scores

    November 7, 2014

    November 7, 2014

    What does it take to get into college? Traditionally, the answer has been strong academics: good grades and test scores. The mantra was: If you make the grades, you can get into college. … Read More

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