Government & Education
Cobre Valley Institute of Technology (CVIT) is one of the fourteen public Joint Technical Educational Districts (JTED) in the State of Arizona that provides specialized vocational education now known as Career & Technical Education (CTE) to students within the copper corridor of southern Gila county and eastern Pinal county. CVIT programs’ instructional delivery occurs at the central campuses of the local community colleges and at the high school campuses of Globe, Hayden, Miami, Ray, San Carlos and Superior. There are more than 20 different CTE programs throughout the satellite campuses. Some of these programs include Agriculture, Bioscience, Culinary, Ed Professions, Graphic Design, JROTC, Robotics and Sports Medicine to name a few. The two local community colleges that provide CVIT’s central campus instruction are the Gila Community College and Aravaipa campus of Central Arizona College. At these central campuses, students are given the opportunity to enroll and earn industry recognized certification in CTE programs such as Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Dental Assistant, Fire Science, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant and Welding. All central campus programs are taught by community college instructors in which students earn college credit and have their tuition and books paid for by CVIT. The central campus programs are offered to all students that meet the required qualifications from the participating satellite communities including charter, online and home-schooled students. CVIT’s enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year includes 1,235 students within the satellite programs and 110 students at the central campus programs. Anyone that has questions or is interested in enrolling in CVIT central campus programs please contact Mike O’Neal at 928-242-1907 or mo’firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Superior Unified School District #15 consists of two schools serving 362 students in grades K -12.
JFK Elementary (Pre K – 6)
Superior Jr./Sr. High School (7-12)
Located in southeastern Pinal County, 60 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, the district boundaries extend to Florence Junction (west) and to Top of the World (east).
The Superior Unified School District (SUSD) is a Title I district. The designation provides additional funding to reinforce our reading and math foundations. It also allows our students to receive 100% free/reduced breakfastIlunch. SUSD has partnered with the Vail Unified School District in order to implement the Arizona college and career ready standards into our K – 12 classrooms through the Beyond Textbook curriculum guides and maps. The district is also a member of the Cobre Valley Institute of Technology. CVIT assists the district in offering programs such as culinary arts, hospitality, welding, nursing, and fire science to our students. In addition, we have built valued relationships with the Town of Superior, Superior Chamber of Commerce, Superior Rotary, Superior Optimist Club, Superior Little League, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Red Bear Outfitters and Resolution Copper Mining Corporation. Resolution Copper has provided continued support for our athletics programs, nature club, hiking club, beyond text books, DECCA/FCCLA and staff appreciation events.