Our Mission Statement:
The Center for Educational Excellence will allow each student to achieve maximum growth in educational and life skills by providing a safe and positive environment that allows each student to progress at his or her own pace.
Welcome to the Center for Educational Excellence, one of the premier charter schools in the state of Arizona.
CEE is a recognized leader in educational instruction and located in the heart of Tempe Arizona. CEE (as we affectionately call it) is an excellent educational opportunity for all Valley students including Kyrene, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert and Phoenix Elementary School Districts.
CEE offers an exceptional accelerated curriculum as well as other life enriching opportunities to create a more complete learning experience. This has enabled us to be recognized as an “Excelling” or “A Rated” school by the Arizona Department of Education since we first opened our doors in 1997.
It is our mission to ensure the maximum growth for all of our students in both academics and character development. We work to accomplish our mission by creating a safe and positive environment that allows each of our students to progress at his or her own pace. CEE also offers a benefit that many other schools today cannot – which is our commitment to maintaining limited class sizes to optimize every child’s learning experience.
CEE serves students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth, as well as a private preschool, Fit N’ Fun Educational Center. All of our classrooms are staffed with highly qualified and certified teachers who encourage students to become life long learners. We enhance our nationally-recognized curriculum material with supplemental resources to provide unique learning opportunities for all of the students in our school. Extra-curricular activities, enrichment programs and field trips round out their charter school experience, along with a dedicated and supportive community made up of staff volunteers, and parents.
I encourage you to review our website and take some time to learn about all that CEE has to offer. I would also encourage interested parents and prospective students to learn more about us by calling us directly and arranging for a private tour at your convenience.
This Month at CEE...
February 1st - Happy 100th Day of School!!!
February 8th - Last day to order Papa Murphey's heart shaped pizzas!
February 12th - Scholastic Book Fair comes to CEE
February 15th - President's Day - NO SCHOOL
February 16th - Spirit Week: Sports Day
February 17th - Spirit Week: Career Day
February 18th - Spirit Week: College Spirit Day
February 19th - Spirit Week: Favorite Healthy Food
February 26th - $Dollars for Duds$ - Town Meeting (students only)
AFC is still selling World's Finest Candy bars to benefit various charitable causes. Our AFC (Ambassadors for Change) club strives to serve community needs around the world, locally, and in our own school community. This semester, AFC will be raising funds by selling World's Finest Chocolate, to support the following communities:
St. Mary's Food Bank- We will be putting together birthday boxes to brighten someone in need on their special day.
Change for Hope- Change for Hope is a non profit organization that helps the impoverished people of Nepal through education, medical treatment, housing, and basic necessities.
CEE- We are looking to do something special for teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.