A mentor program at J.O. Combs Middle School, 37611 N. Pecan Creek Drive in San Tan Valley, has received the 2013 Golden Bell Award.
The Golden Bell Award is awarded by the Arizona School Boards Association to an outstanding school program.
The school’s Cougar Skills for Success Mentoring Program won the award for its significant effect on student achievement, teacher creativity and district leadership.
Principal Mark Mauro accepted the award on behalf of the school.