School Calendar

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Events & Updates

  • CEE Basketball Takes on Summit School of Ahwatukee

    Our next game is at home on Monday, January 28th at 4:30pm! Join us as we take on Summit School of Ahwatukee!

  • Kindergarten Round Up & Open House

    CEE will be hosting a Kindergarten Round Up & Open House on Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:00-7:00pm. This is a night to hear about the CEE philosophy, meet the teachers & Mrs. Cochran, and tour the school! This is open to all incoming students and prospective students for the 2019 school year!

  • Re-enrollment Time is NOW!!

    Re-enrollment for existing students and their siblings begins on Monday, January 7th, and is open until January 31st. Starting on February 1st, we will open enrollment to new families. Enrollment forms have been sent home with current students, and are also available at the front office.

  • Spelling Bee

    CEE is hosting our school spelling bee on Wednesday, January 16th. It will be at 9:00am in the big gym. Participants have received their packets to study over Winter Break!

  • School Resumes January 7th!

    Happy New Year!  Just a reminder that school resumes on Monday, January 7th!

Forms & Flyers

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Welcome to the Center for Educational Excellence – one of the premier Charter Schools in the state of Arizona. A recognized leader in educational instruction and located in the heart of Tempe Arizona and the Kyrene Elementary School District, CEE (as we affectionately call it) is an excellent educational opportunity for all East Valley students including Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, 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. We take great pride in our state of the art facility and it is our belief that charter schools can provide unique learning opportunities for students. We continue to strive to be ranked among the best.

As an “A Rated” Arizona Charter School, 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. Review our philosophies, learn about our exceptional teachers and curriculum, and even see what our parents and students have to say about us. I am sure you will be impressed. 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.


Stacey Cochran







Finance & Compliance

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