Students from RRHS receive top Cambridge Honors including Top in USA Award

Three RRHS students receive Cambridge award
Posted on 03/28/2022

Rio Rico, AZ - Three students from Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 have received prestigious awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education, part of the University of Cambridge, to acknowledge their outstanding performance on Cambridge coursework and examinations.

The Cambridge Awards celebrate the success of students taking Cambridge examinations around the world. More than a million students study Cambridge International programs in over 160 countries.

Students attending Rio Rico High School received the following awards:

Miren V Miranda, Top in USA in Literature
Miren V Miranda, Distinction Scholar Award
Atticus A. Birkett Merit, Scholar Award
Ilian Islava,   Distinction Scholar Award

Assistant Principal Dagoberto Lopez said that the awards recognize the talent, dedication and commitment of both students and staff. When presenting students with the awards, Mr. Lopez said “this award signifies a lot of long nights and hard work. I am in the classrooms and see the level of dedication it takes for you to do well.”

Mark Cavone, Cambridge International Regional Director, North America said: “It is extremely rewarding to congratulate Cambridge students and teachers at Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 who have worked so hard to achieve tremendous success in Cambridge courses and examinations. The results reflect the enormous talent in Rio Rico High School not only amongst students, but also within the teaching profession. Students from Rio Rico High School have a bright future ahead of them, and I wish them every success in the future”

As a global organization with a 160-year history and part of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Assessment International Education partners with schools and districts around the world with a shared goal of making education transformation a reality. High schools across the U.S. now utilize the Cambridge Advanced program. This program is part of an internationally benchmarked program that allows students to earn college-level credit in high school. Cambridge International uniquely provides an instructional system across four stages (Primary through Advanced) aligning rigorous curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment for all students in grades K-12#

Cambridge Awards
Top in Country
Awarded to the learners who have achieved the highest standard mark in the country on an individual subject.

Cambridge Scholar award with distinction
3 x A grades or higher at Cambridge IGCSE
3 x A grades or high at Cambridge International A / AS

Cambridge Scholar award with merit
3 x B grades or higher at Cambridge IGCSE
3 x B grades or higher at Cambridge International A / AS