Because Arizona ranks last nationally in median teacher pay we are losing great educators to other states. PCA aims to significantly improve compensation for high-performers in an effort to recruit and retain the best teaching talent.
College Preparatory Experiences
Connecting early to college through visits and other activities has been shown to unlock high levels of persistence in college and beyond. Even though Arizona does not fund these types of experiences, PCA is committed to preparing students for the challenges they will face on their way to and through college.
Based on demographic research of similar student populations, PCA can expect less than half of its college-enrolled alumni to graduate within six years. We find this unacceptable, so we will support our former students through coaching and mentoring to ensure high rates of college completion.