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SCVUSD Hosts Info Night on Middle School Cambridge Honors Program

Information about the Cambridge Assessment International Education program at Coatimundi Middle School and Calabasas PreK-8 School will be presented on Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Calabasas School in the middle school (grades 6-8) Multipurpose Room.  This presentation is open to community members, students and any parent/guardian living in Southern Arizona who is interested in enrolling their student in middle school Cambridge classes in SCVUSD35.

Cambridge International Examination classes are offered to students in grades 6 through 8 at Coatimundi Middle School and Calabasas PreK-8 School, the only schools in southern Arizona to offer this advanced middle school program.  The Cambridge program was first offered at Rio Rico High School to ninth-graders in the 2012-13 school year. The middle school program at Calabasas and Coatimundi began the following year.  


This is an open enrollment opportunity for all southern Arizona students looking for a rigorous academic program that prepares them for early college credit classes. This advanced program in English, mathematics and science emphasizes project-based learning, higher-order thinking strategies, and hands-on learning. Program goals are to develop learners who are:

  •        Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others.
  •        Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others.
  •        Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.
  •        Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.


Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for 5- to 19-year-olds. It is part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities, known for excellence in education. Cambridge programs and qualifications are taught in more than 9000 schools in over 160 countries. 

Interested middle-school students and parents are invited to learn more about the program and pick up an application at the January 11 meeting. For more information, contact Toni Ann Schadler, Coatimundi Middle School, 520-375-8812 or Deanna Bazzanella, Calabasas PreK-8 School, 520-375-8513.

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