Kyrene de la Mariposa has been recognized before as one of the top elementary schools in Arizona. The first time was in 2004 and to celebrate the entire student body lined up to form an "A+" in celebration of the honor. Although it is very rare to be named a repeat winner of this award, Kyrene de la Mariposa managed to win this honor again in 2009.
Being named one of the top elementary schools in Arizona is not an easy award to get. Every year the Arizona Educational Foundation names a few schools as A+ Schools of Excellence. It is an extremely regarded award that involves a rigorous application and selection process just to be considered. Schools are chosen for the award based on student focus and support; active teaching; curriculum; leadership, parent involvement; community involvement; and assessment data.
When Kyrene was named an A+ school for a second time a large celebration was in order because it is extremely rare for a school to win this award twice. Kyrene decided to celebrate by having their student body form an "A++", the two plus marks signifying their repeat win of the award. Kyrene de la Mariposa used DesignAShirt for their t-shirts for this event. At DesignAShirt we are proud to be helping out such a fine school and we hope that Kryene de la Mariposa is getting ready for an "A+++" in 2010! Good job, Kyrene!