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Alhambra Traditional School (ATS) was one of five Arizona schools named as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, and designated the school as an Exemplary High Performing School. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups; and, ATS was recognized as one of Arizona’s highest performing schools.
Empatico Spark Empathy Badge
We are a proud recipient of a Spark Empathy Grant! We are thrilled to announce we have received almost $50,000 in grant funding as a Spark Empathy Grant recipient! We’re excited to bring even more social-emotional learning opportunities to our students through Empatico!
Empatico, incubated by The KIND Foundation, is a free tool for educators to connect their classrooms with others around the world. Educators do this through a combination of live video and activities designed to foster meaningful connections among students ages 6-11. Empatico provides all the tools educators need in one place: a partner classroom, activity plans, and built-in video, messaging, and scheduling tools. Empatico empowers educators and students to explore the world through experiences that spark curiosity, kindness, and empathy. Empatico is on a mission to connect 1 million children by 2020, and was named a Fast Company 2018 World Changing Idea and a top ed tech tool in 2019.
Arizona Department of Education Preliminary School Letter Grades
The Arizona Department of Education has released preliminary performance labels in the form of letter grades for schools. For details on how these labels were calculated and to review Alhambra’s schools’ grades visit our “ School Letter Grades” page under the “Parents” tab above!