Read to the Final Four is a literacy challenge aimed at creating a lifelong love and interest in reading for third-grade students across the state of Arizona. This was created to support the NCAA’s commitment to education. Schools, teachers, and students participating in this tournament-style program have the chance to win fun prizes and compete to be named the Championship School.

Students have been logging their minutes read. The average minutes read per student per school were calculated, with each school’s best four weeks identified for qualification to the bracket competition. Hundreds of schools throughout Arizona are participating in this year’s competition, including all nine of our Laveen schools.

On Monday, January 29, the top 68 schools advancing in the brackets were officially announced. We are pleased to announce that M.C.Cash and Paseo Pointe Dual Language Academy have advanced and qualified for the bracket challenge. All of our other schools are still competing in the Best of the Rest Challenge through March 3.