Tuba City High School wins prestigious award and is recognized for excellence

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Maria Goatcher sits at her desk with two students after finding out the high school had won the award.

Submitted photo<br> Maria Goatcher sits at her desk with two students after finding out the high school had won the award.

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Maria. A. Goatcher is currently the Early Childhood and Education Professions Dual Enrollment Instructor at Tuba City High School. She has been teaching at TCHS for the past 20 years and partners with Coconino Community College to offer postsecondary educational opportunities to the high school students.

About a month ago the school was granted the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education Award based on the schools entry. This is extremely exciting because the accomplishment is a statewide award. The school was also chosen by the Arizona Department of Education to showcase their program for the National Rigorous Program of Study with the United States Department of Education.

The school is currently the model for the entire nation for Career and Technical Education. This study will demonstrate how a rigorous academic and occupational program in high school can effectively prepare students for college and career readiness. Articulating with a postsecondary institution can build a bridge that will make the transition much easier and effective for high school students. The school currently has an occupational lab component to provide the students job experience and career options.

Many great things are happening at TCHS in the Education Program. The school is also the state and national leaders in Career and Technical Education setting the standards for the entire nation.

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