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More than 100 students and teachers came together at an event in Phoenix, Arizona on 10 February 2016 to celebrate five years of the ‘Move On When Ready’ programme. This high school initiative, which incorporates Cambridge IGCSE, is having great success in preparing students for college-level study.
The event, hosted by the Center for the Future of Arizona, was also attended by leading figures in the Arizona community, including representatives from business and education, as well as the State Governor, Doug Ducey and our Chief Executive, Michael O’Sullivan.
To date, over 26,000 students in more than 20 high schools have participated in Move On When Ready. It enables students to earn a recognised high school diploma and gives them a more personalised route through education. Students leave school with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on college study without the need for remedial classes.
At the celebratory event, students talked about how well prepared they felt for college because of the rigour of Cambridge and the Move On When Ready programme.
Jacob, a student on the programme from Willow Canyon High School earned an Arizona Grand Canyon Diploma and a full scholarship to Azusa Pacific University in California. Speaking of his success he said, “I was able to find different pathways to learning which prepared me for success in high school and will continue to help me at college.”
In his speech, Michael O’Sullivan said it was an honour to see first-hand how Move On When Ready is helping students and teachers in Arizona. He said: “I believe our partnership with the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) and other organisations in Arizona is helping students achieve their full potential, setting them up for success in the next stage of their education and life ahead.”
Read the full story on the Center for the Future of Arizona website
Read Michael O’Sullivan’s blog about his visit to Arizona on the Cambridge Assessment website