ACCEL Celebrate the High School Graduation of 27 Students
By Autumn Jarrett -
Friday Jun 04, 2021
ACCEL, a nonprofit organization serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities, celebrated the graduation of 26 students from their Metro Campus in Phoenix, East Campus in Tempe and satellite campus in Buckeye during a ceremony held recently at Camelback High School.
â€œWe are proud to be able to celebrate this milestone of our students,â€ said Jon Evans, ACCELâ€™s Metro Campus principal. â€œWe strive to provide our students with the skills and confidence to live a life of hope and dignity, and this celebration marks another step closer to that goal.â€
ACCEL implemented proper safety protocol during the ceremony including, masks and social distancing, to ensure that students, their families and staff could celebrate safely.
As the class of 2021 embarks on the next chapter of their live, these students have big dreams for their futures. Several students are continuing into the adult program at ACCEL, where they will continue their education by developing workplace skills and behaviors that will help them continue to gain independence and self-confidence. Other students will be attending adult day centers around the Valley.
â€œWe are thrilled that so many of our students will be staying on at ACCEL and joining our adult program,â€ said Chris Horton, ACCELâ€™s East Campus principal. â€œWe look forward to hearing more from all our students as they begin these new opportunities.â€
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
ACCEL is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities and behavioral disorders. Founded in 1980, ACCEL is celebrating 40 years of providing innovative, individualized and comprehensive educational, therapeutic, employment, behavioral and life skills training to its students, adult members and clients. ACCELâ€™s private educational program supports students ages five to 22, with school campuses located in Phoenix and Tempe, and a satellite campus in Buckeye. ACCELâ€™s Adult Services program provides day programming for adults ages 18 and older, through the lifespan. The BISTÃ… Center, an applied behavior analysis agency located in Mesa, serves children ages 18 months to 13 years old with early intervention services. For more information, please visit http://www.accel.org/.