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I am new to Arizona. Where should my child(ren) be attending school?

Welcome to Arizona! You have several options when selecting a school for your child(ren). You can find schools in your area and see how they are performing by visiting www.azreportcards.com, Arizona’s new comprehensive school report card system. Once there you’ll be able to see information about a school’s size, test results, and A-F letter grade rating.

I’ve heard that Arizona has new Academic Standards and I want my child(ren) to be ready. Where can I go for more information?

You’re absolutely correct – starting with the 2013-2014 school year, all Arizona schools began implementing Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. We have many resources designed to help you better understand what they mean for your student(s).

What is Arizona’s new statewide test and where can I find more information about it?

In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. In order to help communicate the purpose of the new test and several important aspects of the upcoming implementation process, the Arizona Department of Education has created a series of helpful resources to guide parents at www.azed.gov/AzMERIT. Please check that page often as we will regularly be adding new resources.

My child attends a public school and I am having an issue with the school. Where do I go first?

First, if the issue is taking place in the classroom, try to address it with your child’s teacher. Then, make an appointment with the principal of the school. If your issue is still not resolved, contact the superintendent of the district or charter school administrative office that oversees your child’s school. If you have still not reached a resolution, your final step is to bring the problem to the attention of the governing school board. They are the officials that hold regular meetings regarding school issues in your district or charter school system. They will make the final decision regarding most issues.

The governing school board makes final decisions about student grades, promotion and retention, discipline issues, teacher contracts, parental involvement, curriculum, textbook, student travel etc.

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If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact our Constituent Services office by phone at (602) 542-3710 or by email at ADEInbox@azed.gov.