The Western Maricopa Education Center, a career and technical education public school district with a Surprise campus, has been named a “School of Distinction” by Cognia, a global, nonprofit improvement organization.
The Schools of Distinction earn this recognition based on the results of Cognia’s rigorous accreditation engagement review process. This year, 96 U.S. schools in 34 states and Washington, D.C., and 38 systems in countries around the world are being recognized.
West-MEC was in the top 5% of schools internationally that participated in the accreditation process during the 2021-22 school year. West-MEC has been recognized for its demonstrated evidence of growth in learning, engaging and high-quality instructional environments, and effective leadership for schooling.
West-MEC’s district office is located at 5487 N. 99th Ave., Glendale. The West-MEC Northwest Campus is at 13201W. Grand Ave., Surprise.
“The rigorous journey of systems accreditation enables all teachers and staff to not only internalize West-MEC’s mission, but affirm how we ensure all students are prepared for career pathways to achieving economic independence,” West-MEC’s Assistant Superintendent Stephen Weltsch shared in a statement.