BTO SUCCESS STORY: CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL
One of Beat the Odds six keys to success is a clear bottom line – emphasizing the achievement of every student in every classroom and taking responsibility for that performance. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: TONALEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
In the past year, Tonalea Elementary School has faced unprecedented challenges. Despite obstacles, Principal Lori Pizzo has persevered, forging ahead with dogged determination. She exemplifies a "strong and steady principal," one of Beat the Odds six keys to success. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: QUENTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
In his first year as principal of Quentin Elementary School, Eric Atuahene also became a Beat the Odds partner. From the get-go, Atuahene, promoted from assistant principal, set his school up for success. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: ARIZONA COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL
Albert Einstein said, "Creativity is intelligence having fun." At Arizona Collegiate High School, Principal Michael Dunbar is driven by creativity -- from overcoming obstacles to celebrating student success. Read More
Beat the Odds Improves Student Performance
Beat the Odds, an initiative of the Center for the Future of Arizona, improves student performance and academic achievement at minority-intensive, low-income schools in Arizona.
Participation in Beat the Odds is open to K-12 public, charter and tribal schools throughout the state.
Based upon methodology from best-selling author Jim Collins, Beat the Odds is a rigorous, multi-year school improvement program providing mentoring and training for principals. Research indicates that academic achievement improves significantly with six keys to success: a strong and steady principal, clear bottom line, ongoing assessment, collaborative solutions, a program built to suit individual students and a commitment to stick with the program. Beat the Odds schools overcome obstacles to demonstrate that demography is not destiny.