A K-8 school in the Tucson Unified School District was awarded by the Arizona Educational Foundation with a $500 check and a banner presentation as an A+ School of Excellence.
Rose K-8 school is one of 28 in the state to be recognized with the honor. Four of them are in Southern Arizona, according to a news release.
The A+ School of Excellence Program assesses outstanding public schools and judges make trips to the campus.
Bobbie O'Boyle, Executive Director of the Arizona Educational Foundation, told Principal Stephen Trejo that Rose impressed the judges, according to a news release.
Trejo has also been named a Rodel Exemplary Principal for 2013.
"You, your staff, your students and your community are to be commended for overall excellence and for all the hard work and collaborative effort it took to earn this award," O'Boyle said about the honor. "Based on your outstanding application and a very memorable and impressive site visit to your campus, your school has truly earned the Arizona Educational Foundation's A+ School of Excellence designation."
Superintendent John Pedicone, and Governing Board members Kristel Foster and Mark Stegeman were also in attendance at the assembly celebration with the entire student body, teachers and staff.
"I would like to acknowledge the hard work, focus, and enthusiasm of our students, said Trejo at the assembly, and reminding his students "the best way to predict your future is to create it."
The A+ School of Excellence designation is active through January 2016.
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