The City of Goodyear has joined forces with other West Valley cities and school districts to collaborate in educating staff, students, and community members on protocols, practices, drills, and information to stay safe during crisis situations on campuses across the region. The first of its kind in the west valley, the Consortium is comprised of three districts — Agua Fria High School District, Avondale Elementary School District, and Litchfield Elementary School District — who work with their cities’ fire and police departments, superintendents, administrators, educators, safety training professionals, and neighboring school districts to enhance protocols and raise awareness about safety measures. The mission is to ensure that the entire community around a school is informed on procedures and can collaborate with stakeholders to be prepared for unprecedented events. The group held its first annual Southwest Valley School Safety Summit in February 2023.
The Fire Cadet mentoring program is committed to partnering with volunteers to meet the needs of the department and community. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver’s license. During the program cadets complete EMT certification, work 18 hours/month (10 ride-along and 8 service), and attend monthly hands-on drill sessions with mentors.
- Experience real life fire fighter shift work
- Assist with patient care
- Hands-on training in firefighting skills, Haz-Mat, Ladder Operations, and EMS
- Job testing skills (interviews, application/resume review, firefighter philosophy, etc.)
The Superior Enterprise Center hosts an Entrepreneurial Academy for students in grades 7-12 each summer to foster entrepreneurism and social impact.
The council provides leadership opportunities for students to learn about the community and become involved in projects and initiatives in the Town of Superior.
The Optimist Honor Roll Laptop Award Banquet provides a free laptop to graduating seniors who have made the honor roll every quarter beginning in the 8th grade.
The Town of Superior recognizes graduating Seniors from Superior High School with a “Key to the Town” ceremony. The ceremony honors their accomplishments and reminds them that they will always have a home in Superior.