West-MEC was created to help students find a faster way forward in life. Career and Technical Education continuously proves to keep students engaged in school and West-MEC believes that Career and Technical Education is key to the success of our students and for growing a strong economy in Arizona.

BOUNDARY MAP / MEMBER SCHOOL DISTRICTS

West-MEC’s district boundaries cover a large territory of the northern and western cities of Metropolitan Phoenix. Our boundaries span 3,685 square miles and we serve students at multiple locations. If you live within any of the following Member District boundaries, you also reside within West-MEC’s boundaries.

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Agua Fria Union High School District

Buckeye Union High School District

Cartwright Elementary School District

Deer Valley Unified School District

Dysart Unified School District

Glendale Union High School District

Paradise Valley Unified School District

Pendergast Elementary School District

Peoria Unified School District

Saddle Mountain Unified School District

Tolleson Union School District

Wickenburg Unified School District

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Central Campus

6997 N. Glen Harbor Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85307
Main Line: 623.209.8070
Attendance Line: 623.209.8070

The Central Campus is located in Glendale, Arizona next to the Glendale Airport. The campus opened in 2011 and offers programs focused on the Aviation and Manufacturing industries. This campus serves both high school and adult students.

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NORTHEAST CAMPUS

1617 W. Williams Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Main Line: 623.423.4920
Attendance Line: 623.435.4920

The Northeast Campus is located in Northern Phoenix near the Deer Valley Municipal Airport. The campus opened in 2014 and offers programs focused on Automotive, Construction, Medical and Veterinary Science industries. This campus serves high school students and will begin serving adult students in the Fall of 2016.

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NORTHWEST CAMPUS

Coming Soon

The Northwest Campus will be located on the southwest corner of Dysart Road and Grand Avenue in Surprise, Arizona. The campus will open in the Fall of 2017 to high school students. The campus is intended to focus on Automotive, Computer Technology, Construction, Health and Beauty, and Medical industries.

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SOUTHWEST CAMPUS

500 N. Verrado Way
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Main Line: 623-872-6260
Attendance Line: 623.423.4920

The Southwest Campus is located in Buckeye, Arizona just south of the Verrado Community. The campus will open in the Fall of 2016 to both high school and adult students. The campus will focus on Construction, Energy, Information Technology and Medical industries.

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START@West-MEC

5405 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305
Main Line: 623.738.0045
Attendance Line: 623.738.0045

The START Campus is located next to the District Office in Glendale, Arizona. The campus opened in 2014 and focuses on the Computer Technology industry. The campus also includes space for Business Anchors and community partnership usage.

EDUCATIONAL PARTNER
CAMPUS LOCATIONS

West-MEC partners with local high school and community colleges to provide Central Programs at additional locations.

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85392

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE @ DEER VALLEY

2931 W. Bell Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85023

MARICOPA SKILL CENTER – SOUTHWEST SKILL CENTER / ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3000 N. Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392

SATELLITE PROGRAM LOCATIONS

West-MEC partners with 12 public school districts to serve Career and Technical Education to over 21,000 students. These classes are called Satellite Programs, and they are elective courses offered to students at their designated high school campuses.

 

The following high schools offer West-MEC Satellite Programs. Check with your Counselor today about signing up!

Agua Fria Union High School District

Agua Fria High School
Desert Edge High School
Millennium High School

Buckeye Union High School District

Buckeye High School
Estrella Foothills High School
Youngker High School

Deer Valley Unified School District

Barry Goldwater High School
Boulder Creek High School
Deer Valley High School
Mountain Ridge High School
Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Dysart Unified School District

Dysart High School
Shadow Ridge High School
Valley Vista High School
Willow Canyon High School

Glendale Union High School District

Apollo High School
Cortez High School
Glendale High School
Greenway High School
Independence High School
Moon Valley High School
Sunnyslope High School
Thunderbird High School
Washington High School

Paradise Valley Unified School District

Horizon High School
North Canyon High School
Pinnacle High School
PV High School/CREST
PV High School/Star Tech
Shadow Mountain High School

Peoria Unified School District

Cactus High School
Centennial High School
Ironwood High School
Liberty High School
Kellis High School
Peoria High School
Sunrise Mountain High School

Saddle Mountain Unified School District

Tonopah Valley High School

Tolleson Union School District

Copper Canyon High School
La Joya High School
Sierra Linda High School

Wickenburg Unified School District

Wickenburg High School

West-MEC is a public school district and receives its funding from the state of Arizona. About 68% of our funding comes from the State and the remaining 32% comes from the JTED voter-approved measure. The measure approved that JTEDs will receive 5 cents for every $100 of an assessed home value if you live within the district boundaries. So if you own a home within an assessed value of $250,000, you pay a secondary tax of $12.50 towards West-MEC a year.

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The majority of West-MEC’s instructional budget is designated to 12 Member School Districts that teach Satellite Programs. This funding helps support CTE programs, Career and Technical Student Organizations training, student grants and professional development for teachers. The remainder of the funding goes towards West-MEC operated programs.

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West-MEC focuses on Career and Technical Education or CTE. West-MEC supports the CTE Delivery Model through comprehensive curriculum, instruction and assessment.

CURRICULUM
  • National, state and industry standards-based curriculum provides students with opportunities for technical and academic mastery as well as authentic, hands-on application.
  • Engagement with career development activities increases awareness of relevant career pathways.
  • Focused attention to employability and leadership development promotes college and career success.
INSTRUCTION
  • Ongoing, individualized and comprehensive teacher training for all teachers, including a multi-year induction program for beginning teachers.
  • Learning for both teachers and students benefits from scaffolding that supports continuous professional growth.
  • All teacher behavior is intentional and aligned with research based instructional practices.
ASSESSMENT
  • Meaningful formative assessments guide both classroom instruction and program improvement.
  • A purposeful assessment system includes both formative and summary assessments to prepare students for state, national and industry related assessments.
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WHO CAN ATTEND WEST-MEC?

West-MEC has a variety of CTE programs that are available to all. See what services are available to you:

High School Students

Central Programs
Satellite Programs

Adults

Adult Programs
Professional Development

Youth

Summer Camps