School Highlight: Metro Tech High School
The Phoenix Community Alliance is proud to support another High Rising School of Phoenix. Together with the exceptional teachers and administrators of each school, we aim to soar above the status quo and promote noteworthy institutions that continue to progress towards success.
This month, we want you to learn more about this High Rising School of Phoenix: Metro Tech High School. In 2014 and 2017, the Arizona Educational Foundation named Metro Tech High School an A+ School of Excellence. Those are just a couple of the kudos earned by this institution: it regularly appears on the list of U.S. Best High Schools as compiled by U.S. News and World Report. This magnet high school, which is open to all students in the Phoenix Union High School District, has an impressive student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1 with a total enrollment of 1,800 students. Once known as West High School and Metro Tech Vocational Institute of Phoenix, Metro Tech High School now sends 60 percent of its seniors directly to college, earning a school-record $9.3 million in post-secondary scholarships last year.
Metro Tech High School provides a four-year college preparatory curriculum along with twenty Career and Technical Education programs and seven Vocational programs. We strive to ensure that all Metro Tech students explore their academic and career interests and abilities in a learning environment that exemplifies rigor, relevance, and relationships. Metro Tech is committed to the district’s mission of preparing every student for success in college, career, and life.
Recent notable accomplishments by Metro Tech students and faculty include:
- Placing second in the Video Contest held by the Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona (ACTEAZ); two digital filmmaking students from Metro Tech – Diego De Jesus Escobedo Guzman and Kevin Covarrubias Guerrero – produced a video that will be shown through ACTEAZ media outlets throughout the year, and screened at the 2019 Arizona CTE Summer Conference. To learn more about this contest and see the winning videos for yourself, visit the ACTEAZ website.
- Winning the 2018 Chicanos Por La Causa Esperanza Latino Teacher Award. Metro Tech Spanish Teacher, Dr. Genevieve Sanders, was one of four winners throughout the state, chosen because they inspire students of all backgrounds, play an active role in their school, and demonstrate a true commitment to the community. This is the only awards program that highlights outstanding Latino educators, and the second time a Metro Tech High School teacher has received this award.
To learn more about Metro Tech High School and the other High Rising Schools of Phoenix, visit our website today! It’s the new go-to hub for learning everything there is to know about 75 Downtown schools of all types, from public schools to private schools, from K-8 to 9-12, and higher education.