Regional Centers

Regional Centers Arizona Regional Centers Goal: Provide Regionally-Based Service, Support and Technical Assistance, in Collaboration with the Arizona Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Education Innovation to Race to the Top Participating LEAs to implement their LEA Scopes of Work.

To successfully implement Arizona’s Race to the Top grant and Arizona Education Reform Plan, a regional approach is essential. Five Regional Centers are a key implementation mechanism for helping school and district personnel transition smoothly to enhanced standards and rigorous assessments, use data to continuously improve instruction, and ensure successful postsecondary outcomes for students.

The State of Arizona will use Race to the Top, Phase 3 funds to provide additional resources to the five recently established Regional Centers that were created through alliances among Arizona’s County School Superintendents, in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Education Innovation (GOEI), and initially supported through SFSF discretionary funds.

In collaboration with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and GOEI, these Centers will provide regionally-based service, support and technical assistance to LEAs in successfully implementing Arizona’s education reform plans through Race to the Top.

Arizona Regional Service Centers (Primary Website)

Northeast Arizona Regional Service Center (NEAZRC) Apache County, Coconino County, Navajo County*

Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) Maricopa County*

Southern Arizona Regional Education Center (SAREC) Cochise County, Pima County*, Santa Cruz County

East Central Regional Service Center (ECRSC) Gila County*, Graham County, Greenlee County, Pinal County

West Central Regional Service Center (WCRSC) La Paz County, Mohave County, Yavapai County*, Yuma County

*Indicates Lead Agency