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·         The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is typically taken by sophomores and juniors who are considering future enrollment in a college or university. In 2011-13, 40 Maricopa High School sophomores took the PSAT/NMSQT and 72 juniors took the test. The average score of MHS students was above the national and state averages in all three tests: reading, math, and writing.

·         Maricopa High School  head football coach Cory Nenaber was named Division III, Section 1 Coach of the Year by the Arizona Interscholastic Association after his team posted a 7-4 record and made it to the first round of the playoffs.

·         In the fall of 2012 four MUSD teachers earned the designation of National Board Certification and were recognized by the MUSD Governing Board at their meeting in December. The four teachers that were recognized included: Heidi Vratil – the school district’s Professional Development Coordinator was certified as an Early/Young Adult Exceptional Needs Specialist. Tracy Carey – a Physical Education teacher at Santa Cruz Elementary was certified as an Early/Middle Childhood Physical Education teacher. Angelia Ebner – a first and second grade ELL teacher at Maricopa Elementary was certified as an Early Childhood Generalist teacher. Deborah Kohls – a second grade teacher at Maricopa Elementary was certified as an Early Childhood Generalist teacher

·         In 2012 the Arizona Department of Education recognized Pima Butte Elementary recognized Pima Butte Elementary as an “A” school for the third consecutive year.

·         In 2012 the Arizona Department of Education recognized Pima Butte as a “High Performing” and "High Progress" school. Pima Butte was one of sixty-eight schools in the state to achieve this designation

·         The Arizona Business Education Coalition recognized Pima Butte Elementary as a 2012 Higher Performing School.

·         Graduation ceremonies were held on 5/24/12 for the MHS Class of 2012. 280 seniors received their diplomas and the class was offered over $2 million in scholarships. Two students received National Merit Scholarships.  Nine students were awarded prestigious Arizona Board of Regents Scholarship.

·         The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test taken by approximately 3.5 million American students each year. The scores from the test are used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Two members of the Maricopa High School Class of 2012 received one of the highly competitive National Merit Scholarships – Cara Oneal, and T. J. Radigan.

 

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