Valley Vista walks with purpose to A+ recognition - AZEdNews
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Valley Vista walks with purpose to A+ recognition

Earning an A+ School of Excellence recognition from the Arizona Educational Foundation is no easy feat. The initial hurdle is recognizing your school is an A+ school. Which is the case of Valley Vista High School Principal Bobbie Lockhart, who had her team looking into the application process three years ago, they didn’t believe they were ready.
It wasn’t until current Superintendent Dr. Quinn Kellis gave her the vote of confidence during a 1-on-1 meeting with her last fall. “Dr. Kellis asked me why we haven’t applied for the A+ recognition and I explained our position and he looked at me and told me we are an A+ school,” Ms. Lockhart said. “We got off to late start just before Fall Break last October, but we formed a committee and the team just ran with it.”