Sun Valley High School was created 19 years ago to serve a marginalized and at-risk population in the East Valley. Sun Valley revolutionized education for the at-risk student by focusing on creating significant, meaningful relationships which helped these students to overcome obstacles and give them hope of earning a high school diploma. This approach has translated to over 3,700 students who may not have graduated at all. Our ability to focus on the student and their individual needs allows us to tailor their educational experience.
"This award is validation of our dedication and hard work over the last 19 years. As a staff it solidifies our efforts and allows us to celebrate our success. It also reassures our students, parents, neighbors, and community members that we are providing a high quality education," said Joe Procopio, school leader at SVHS.
"The resiliency award serves as a reminder of our mission created in 1997 to provide a new approach in education and reaffirms our commitment to the changing educational landscape."
"We are humbled and honored that our school has been nationally recognized for serving our community over the past 19 years and for making a difference in the lives of so many young people," said Shawn Coats, assistant principal at SVHS.
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