ACOVA Updates

November 2020

ACOVA is the professional association building community, advocacy, and leadership for Arizona Career & Technical Education Administrators.

This monthly communication will help to serve CTE administrators across the state by providing timely and informative updates that will support the work you do surrounding Career & Technical Education in your district, schools, and classrooms.

If ever you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to an ACOVA Board Member; we are here to serve YOU!

Important Upcoming Dates...

  • GO GET 'EM, Agua Fria UHSD, Buckeye UHSD, Deer Valley USD, Dysart USD, Saddle Mountain USD, Wickenburg USD, & Trivium Prep!! - Perkins/CTED Monitoring
  • Secondary Graduate Placement Survey for 2020 Grads window is open!

2: ADE CTE Secondary Administrator Meeting #1 (Join Teams Meeting)

3: Election Day 2020

3: ADE CTE Secondary Administrator Meeting #2 & ACOVA Board Virtual Meeting (Join Microsoft Teams Meeting)

9: ADE CTE Postsecondary Administrator Meeting (see invite from Kathy Bowersock for link to join

20: Deadline for FY20 Credentials

20: East Valley School Counselor Virtual Symposium, register by clicking flyer below

26: Happy Thanksgiving!

Allocate additional funding your district received for FY21 Perkins Grant (contact your GPS with any questions you have about this)

Allocate funding your district received for the Arizona Industry Credential Incentive Program (contact Jennifer Flores with any questions about this funding)

Watch for important information regarding: FY21 Coherent Sequence and Fall Enrollment Reporting & additional funding allocations for FY21 Priority Grant

There will be no FY20 Performance Measures (please use FY19 PMs for reporting and publishing purposes)

Fall 2020 CTE Technical Skills Assessments have been cancelled!

Upcoming ADE CTE Administrator Meetings

Online Secondary CTE Administrator Meetings, 8am- topics TBA

Online Postsecondary CTE Administrator Meetings will be held on November 9th.

Supporting documents for CTEA meetings are located by date under CTE Meeting Resources.

2020 Graduate Placement Updates

As you prepare to make contact with your 2020 graduates, please note that two new placement categories have been added. In addition to postsecondary schooling, military & work, students who are in the Peace Corps or a recognized National Service Program will be counted for placement. Allowable National Service Programs include: AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, National Senior Service Corps, USA Freedom Corps, and Citizen Corps. Unfortunately, due to enrollment reporting discrepancies for 2020, districts will need to self-identify which graduates to contact. Once "qualifiers" have been identified, this fillable Secondary Graduate Placement Survey Form will make your work easy!

Unfortunately, due to conflicts with the attempt at using AzEDS to report our CTE Data Portal information, districts will not have access to pre-identified lists of 2020 graduates to contact for Placement Surveying. This information will become available once FY20 data has been verified. Districts who want to get started now can pull their own information (2020 Grads who completed 2 or more credits within the same CTE program) and use it to contact and survey students for placement. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience.

ACOVA Announcements

Review Proposed Changes to ACOVA's Constitution/By-Laws in preparation to vote on them on Tuesday, November 3 at the General Business Meeting.

2021 Spirit of ACOVA nominations are being taken now... nomination form

2021 ACOVA Board Elections... if you are interested in running for an open seat on the ACOVA Board, send your Bio to Jayme Fitzpatrick via email at

President Elect
Member-at-Large (2)



ACOVA provides CTE Directors with the skills needed to successfully lead the CTE enterprise within their school district. The professional organization is dedicated to the continued support and training of all current and aspiring CTE Directors; CTE leadership is a journey, not a destination.

ACOVA operates as a 501(C)3 non-profict organization. For more information about what ACOVA has to offer, please visit our website at