May 6, 2019

School Profiles of the Month – May 2019 – Eagle College Prep Maryvale and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary

EAGLE College Prep Maryvale opened its doors to 120 K-3 students in 2014 with the intent to add a grade level each year. Located in West Phoenix’s Maryvale community, the public charter school will reach its expansion goal next school year to serve 450 K-8 students.

Students and families are drawn to EAGLE College Prep Maryvale because of the culture and the great education. The teachers at the campus are committed helping students reach their full potential.   

“There are a several things that draw families to EAGLE Maryvale,” Yesenia Fitzhugh, Principal at EAGLE College Prep Maryvale said. “One is driven by our belief that every child is unique and deserves a full and lasting education. That coupled with our character formation project all in that safe and supportive environment keeps us true to our mission and parents are truly drawn to that.”

EAGLE’s mission is to work together with their students, teachers, parents, and the community toward the pursuit of academic greatness and positive character development in a safe and supportive environment. The school aims to meet each child’s needs by providing a personalized learning experience. Their blended learning model is tailored to provide whole-group instruction with the core teacher at grade level, supplemented with a learning lab teacher for small group instruction to help accelerate students forward.

 “The blending learning model is a critical component to what we do here and has been successful in growing our students. That supplemental instruction occurs every day for our students,” said Yesenia.

EAGLE College Prep Maryvale continues to guide and inspire students by preparing them for future success academically, socially and emotionally.

The school sets itself apart with a commitment to the children by knowing each individual child and his or her family.

The scenic Coronado Forest located in Nogales is the backdrop for Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School. Walking around the campus you can feel a strong sense of culture and embedded core values. Specifically, the culture stems from a school commitment to growing by learning, cultivating leaders, global citizenship, and pursuing excellence. The mission of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School is educating the whole student by providing a hands-on experience along with social emotional learning. 

Coronado maintained a long-standing history of excellence as an ‘A’ grade school for six years and subsequently earned $204,118 in Results-Based Funding for FY18. The school used the additional dollars to provide a bonus to staff along with professional development opportunities. For FY19, the school will receive $199,816.33 in Results-Based Funding. 

Coronado serves over 530 students from areas across Southern Arizona, including Nogales, Rio Rico, Tubac, and the Santa Cruz Valley. In addition to excellent academics, the elementary school has many clubs and extracurricular activities that enhance the student experience. The school has implemented journalism this year and is in the second year of a coding club. They also offer art, a book club for 4th graders, before and after school enrichment tutoring and the Coronado Ambassadors, which helps to support partner schools in Mexico by providing school supplies.

The school hosts multiple community service events such as a sock and canned food drive and a talent show extravaganza. The talent show helps raise money for scholarships for Coronado Alumni that now attend Nogales High School. The school has awarded two alumni scholarships of $1,000!

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School continues to excel in academics while maintaining a strong culture that draws students and parents to the school. They were recently designated as an A+ School of Excellence and are a Results-Based Funding recipient school to learn from!

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