LAUNCH Flagstaff Releases Initial Baseline Education Report
LAUNCH Flagstaff has released a Baseline Education Report, with some initial strategies for improving educational outcomes for every child. A partnership of community stakeholders, LAUNCH Flagstaff has a set of shared goals which encompass kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency, eighth grade math proficiency, high school graduation and enrollment in post-secondary education and training. The partnership’s newly reported data spotlight specific areas for increased focus, based on the premise that student success leads to a community’s health and vitality. Read more “Baseline Report Released”
Screen Time Symposium: a collaborative success
On the afternoon of Sunday January 28, 2018, nearly 300 parents, students and community members came out to participate in the Screen Time Symposium at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Top billing for the event was two screenings of the film Screenagers, which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. However, the greatest excitement came from student dramatic performances from Coconino High School and Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Middle School students on the topic of social media and technology addiction . Read more “Screen Time Symposium: a collaborative success”
LAUNCH Partners Host Financial Aid and Scholarship Fair
Nearly 150 students and parents braved the snow on the morning of Saturday, January 20th to learn about scholarship opportunities and strategies for receiving other financial aid to help pay for post-secondary education and training. Over 13 organizations were on hand to share tips and information.
“Parents and students want up-to-date information about financial resources but often have difficulty knowing where to start,” said Megan Anderson of the Northern Arizona College Resource Center and coordinator of Saturday’s event. Read more “LAUNCH Partners Host Financial Aid and Scholarship Fair”
Learn about dozens of financial aid and scholarship opportunities at the first annual Financial Aid and Scholarship Fair!
This event is FREE and open to all students and families in Flagstaff. No need to register, but be sure to share it with your friends.
Workshops and other financial aid / scholarship resources.
Coconino Community College Foundation
Northern Arizona Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff
Flinn Scholarship Program
Dorrance Scholarship Program
… and more!
LAUNCH Data Team Studies Predictors for Education Success
In December 2017, LAUNCH Flagstaff investigated the relationship between a cohort of 107 students who:
- participated in KinderCamp®
- received a Kindergarten Development Assessment (KDA) upon entering kindergarten within the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD)
- received a 3rd grade English Language Arts (ELA) score on the AzMERIT state standardized test.
Filing the FAFSA is the first step
to finding money for college.
Get FREE hands-on help at the Flagstaff FAFSA Completion Workshop
Drop-in to receive individualized assistance from FAFSA experts during these hours.
*More information at 928-523-1803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food, Refreshments, Raffle Prizes (a grand prize of a GoPro Hero Session camera) if you come!
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU*: (for you & your parents if applicable)
- 2016 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.
- Social Security Number(s)
- Alien Registration Numbers(s) (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- 2016 Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- 2016 Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
- FSA ID(s) – visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/
Students and Parents, let us know that you are coming by registering here!
We also need volunteers. If you would like to help, please click on this link:
Flagstaff’s Recommendations for preK-12 Education
Nearly one hundred Flagstaff community members engaged in thoughtful discussion about funding preK – 12 education in Arizona for four hours on October 1, 2017 at the Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus. Students, educators, parents, government officials, business leaders, and other concerned citizens crafted a five-page report with their recommendations for improving the funding of our educational system. Read more “Flagstaff’s Recommendations for preK-12 Education”
Flagstaff Community Town Hall on Funding pre-K – 12 Education
LAUNCH Flagstaff has partnered with the Arizona Town Hall organization to convene a Flagstaff Town Hall event on October 1, 2017 at Coconino Community College. This half-day event will bring together one hundred and eighty community leaders, policy makers, educators, students and other community members around the topic of Funding for preK-12 Education. The results of our event will help inform the state-wide 110th Arizona Town Hall in November.
Participation requires pre-registration.
Flagstaff Town Hall Tentative Agenda: October 1, 2017
12:30-1:00 pm Check-In and Networking
1:00-5:00 pm Town Hall Process
- Welcome by Coconino Community College President, Dr. Colleen Smith
- Presentation of Colors by Girl Scouts Arizona Pine Cactus Council
- Education overview and background by NAU President, Dr. Rita Cheng
- Overview of the process by AZ Town Hall staff
- Small group discussions (10-12 people) and creation of action-plans
- Small group reports with full group discussion
- Final action steps and consensus building
- Closing by Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans
5:00 – 6:30 pm Post event dinner
As a result from the promotion of and participation in the Flagstaff Town Hall, community members will be more informed about the issues impacting our educational system related to public funding of preK-12 education in Arizona. Additionally, the community will be more aware of the collective impact efforts of the LAUNCH Flagstaff partnership in creating a communitywide culture of world-class education for all Flagstaff’s children and youth. With this awareness, community members will be better prepared to take action not only at a local level, but also a state level when it comes to educating Arizona’s future.
$25* Registration (dinner included)
*limited scholarships available for students and teachers
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with additional support from:
Future Leaders Make Recommendations About Their Education
Twenty-One student leaders from all seven Flagstaff area high schools met on September 26, 2017 to discuss their ideas for what a world-class education system could look like. They drafted a three page report with their recommendations around goals and and actions for community leaders, policy makers and citizens to take for creating this educational system. Read more “Future Leaders Make Recommendations for Education”