EVIT Superintendent's Update - Apr. 2018
Posted on 04/04/2018
EVIT Superintendent's Update - Apr. 2018CTE of choice
At the EVIT central campuses, we take pride in being a school of choice. We not only serve high school students from our 10 East Valley school districts, but also many charter school, private school and home-schooled students as well as adults who choose these stand-alone campuses for their career and technical education. For students who want to be immersed in advanced CTE, our 2 ½ to 4 hour central campus programs are the perfect option. At EVIT, nearly every program prepares them to earn industry certifications and most offer dual enrollment college credit in partnership with area colleges. For students who want or need to stay at their high school all day, our partner districts also offer many quality CTE options in satellite programs. CTE has much to offer students by making learning relevant and giving them a jump-start on college and career. When done right, it’s a great choice for all students and a game-changer for many.

Best of Mesa
For the fifth time in six years, readers of the East Valley Tribune voted EVIT the Best Public School in Mesa! We appreciate the support of our parents, students, staff and community members who voted for EVIT in the contest. Congratulations also to Tammy Powers, who teaches Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Careers at the EVIT Main Campus, and was voted Best High School Teacher. EVIT placed second for Best Place to Work and Best Customer Service. Bistro 13, the restaurant operated by our Culinary Arts students, placed second for Best Breakfast, and Main Campus Grounds Supervisor Marty Askins placed third for Best Landscaper.

Culinary pathways
The EVIT Culinary department is offering new options for advanced career training and credentials in the 2018-19 school year. The two-year Culinary Arts program teaches basics in the first year and then allows students to specialize in one of three areas – Baking and Pastry, Advanced Culinary Cuisine, or Hospitality Management – in the second year. East Valley students who have completed a satellite culinary program at their high school may be eligible to enroll directly into the second year of the program for specialized training. EVIT is also offering a one- to two-year program in Commercial Baking and Pastry and a one-year Hospitality Management program. EVIT culinary programs include multiple industry certifications and dual enrollment college credit. EVIT offers the only high school culinary & baking programs in Arizona that are nationally certified by the American Culinary Federation.

Medals and scholarships
Congratulations to EVIT Early Childhood Education students for winning six gold medals at the Educators Rising Arizona competition. Olivia Ange of Chandler’s Perry High won 1st Place & a $28,000 Northern Arizona University scholarship, Laci Lachance of Tempe’s Desert Vista High and Emily Olivani of Mesa’s Skyline High won 1st Place for Service Project. And Chanell Cottingham of Mesa’s Red Mountain High and Tya Walling of Gilbert’s Desert Ridge High placed 4th in Early Childhood Education Display of Theme. Stay tuned to future Superintendent Updates for more winners! 

EVIT Superintendent Updates - Apr. 2018

EVIT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs or activities. CTE program offerings include: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Auto & Transportation Services; Construction Technologies; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing Trades; and Public Safety. For a full listing of programs, go to evit.com/programs. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in EVIT CTE programs. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX/Title VII/EEOC Coordinator, EVIT Superintendent, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 or call (480) 461-4000, or by email at superintendent@evit.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Tony Niccum, STEPS, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201, or call (480) 461-4154 or by email tniccum@evit.com

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