Linda Abril: First Class to Graduate 60 students

Posted by Communications on 12/21/2016

The first class to graduate from what is now Linda Abril Educational Academy was the largest December class ever.  Sixty students received their diplomas December 21 at a ceremony at Central High School.  The school, formally known as Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy has graduated almost 2,000 students who were at risk of dropping out.  The accelerated credit recovery program is now in its 16th year.  This year in its new building at 3000 N. 19th Avenue, next to Metro Tech High School, the school enjoyed its largest enrollment, topping 300 students at one point.  The school’s namesake, Linda Abril, a longtime governing board member, was a guest speaker at the graduation ceremony.