The Student Advisory Council has been created under the administration of Superintendent Kathy Hoffman in her efforts to lift up the voices and perspectives of students and teachers in Arizona. This Student Advisory Council will support the Superintendent’s work to improve education in Arizona with the input of those most affected by the department’s policies.
We are looking for students to serve as advisors on the Student Advisory Council. This year, 15 students from grades 5 through 12 from schools in Arizona will be chosen for this council. The students will serve on the council from October 2019 to July 2020. The Student Advisors will be selected by Friday, October 4, 2019.
Members of the Advisory Council will represent their school communities and discuss issues important to students in Arizona. They will advise the State Superintendent and the Department of Education about the department’s policies which have statewide impact.
Each applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in Arizona with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
The Arizona Department of Education recognizes that there may be extenuating circumstances that have resulted in a cumulative GPA lower than the minimum GPA listed above (for example, multiple school transitions, out on medical leave, etc.). If you feel this is applicable to your circumstance, please email a letter of explanation along with a letter of support from a teacher and/or employer confirming the circumstance to [email protected].
This form, completed and submitted before the deadline to apply. In addition, each applicant needs to email 1-2 letter(s) of recommendation from a teacher, employer, mentor, parent/guardian, or community leader to [email protected]. If you need to submit the letter(s) in a different format, email [email protected]. Applications/letters of recommendation that need to be mailed, should be mailed to Arizona Department of Education Attn: Sophia Mayberry Bin #2 1535 W Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Applications are due Monday, September 16, 2019. After an initial review of applications by ADE Employees and Community Members, applications will be evaluated and qualifying candidates will be asked to participate in an interview between September 23-29, 2019. Applicants will then be notified by Friday, October 4, 2019, if they are invited to serve on the council.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATION LETTERS MUST BE SUBMITTED AND EMAILED NO LATER THAN Monday, September 16, 2019.
For further information email [email protected].
Important Dates to Save and Advisory Council Meeting Schedule:
Application Process Dates
August 15, 2019: Application Available
September 16, 2019: Applications Due
September 23-29, 2019: Student Interviews Conducted
October 4, 2019: Student Advisors Selected
Council Meeting Schedule 4pm-6pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wednesday, January 29, 2019
Wednesday, April 29, 2019