Business United for Scottsdale Schools will welcome Business Keynote Speaker and Plaza Companies President and CEO Sharon Harper and Educational Keynote Speaker Christina Haines, M.Ed., who currently serves as the interim president of Scottsdale Community College at its November breakfast.
In an urban school district with 24,000 students, it’s expected that each school will have unique strengths and challenges. But when leadership at Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) reviewed test scores and other performance, most schools boasted graduation rates hovering around 90 percent, while Coronado High School (CHS) graduation was in the 70s. Similarly, the school wasn’t sending as many students to state universities, while other SUSD schools were in the top five for college-going youth.
The Scottsdale Unified School District and a premier community employer have teamed up to help the students of a local high school broaden both employment and education horizons beyond what they themselves might believe possible.