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AZ Standards is an information and action group that wants to improve education by ridding schools of the misuse and abuse of standardized tests by supporting the use of meaningful, reliable and descriptive alternatives. Their aim is to get rid of test-driven education,
change people's views of accountability, emphasize curriculum substance rather than test-prep in the classroom, influence state lawmakers to allow districts to create more appropriate alternatives to measuring learning and academic success, and stop the use of high-stakes tests as a requirement for graduation. An intelligent, informative site with news, articles, quotes, reading lists, research, related web links, and ideas for alternatives. (For example, to graduate from Sedona Red Rock High School, each senior must successfully complete one exhibition.) Invite a member of the AZ Standards Speakers Bureau to your community.
Civil Air Patrol and Air Force College ROTC
AZ Wing CAP has a new USAF Admissions Liaison Office to the Air Force Academy. He is Major Dan Cotton, 623-780-4145, e-mail: . He is listed on the Wing Staff Roster under the Wing/CC Section. Major Cotton is the Arizona "HOME SCHOOLED" USAF Academy ALO. He homeschools his own children and is an excellent contact for all homeschooled cadets and parents. There is a six-page handout called "Key Steps to get from High School to the Air Force Academy/AFROTC," with a cover letter from an Air Force Academy(AFA)/Admissions Liaison Officer(ALO), explaining how you can get into the Air Force Academy/ AFROTC - or the school of your choice. You can download a copy of the two-page cover letter with the six-page "Key Steps" from the Arizona CAP Wing web site at http://azwg.cap.gov. Scroll down to UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY and click on "Key Steps."
Providing the following tests at our location: PSAT in October, Stanford in March, and IOWA in March, June, August. We also set up IOWA tests by appointment in other areas of Maricopa County. We are BJU certified administrators for both IOWA and Stanford tests.
Kids Voting Arizona
Kids Voting Arizona
617 N. Second Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85003
Kids Voting provides homeschool parents with access to online voter education curriculum and a new online early voting option for students called the Election Connection. Kids Voting is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-driven program founded in Arizona in 1988.
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Their website is a great resource for information and lesson plans about animals; the environment and natural resources; home and family; consumer education and investing; food, nutrition, and health; plants, gardening, and agriculture.