Why is Ready Now Yuma important for YUHSD students?

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Now more than ever, it is critical for the academic bar to be raised for our students. Graduates today are entering a world where they will be competing for the best jobs against people in our community, from across the nation, and from around the world. Currently, Arizona students trail their national and international peers in academic performance, high school graduation rates, and postsecondary degree attainment. In Arizona, less than 20% of our juniors test at a college and career-ready level on the nationally benchmarked ACT exam. We have work to do, and Ready Now Yuma is integral to getting our students prepared for success post-high school. By providing our students with a rigorous curriculum and learning model that cultivates creative, innovative, critical thinkers within a college-going and career-readiness culture, we are equipping every YUHSD student with the skills and knowledge in demand by colleges, employers, and our community.