Welcome to Strategic Educational Alliances

Strategic Educational Alliances (SEA) was initiated through Grand Canyon University's (GCU) desire to support not only Arizona's public district and charter schools throughout the state, but also Christian, charter, independent and homeschools throughout the nation and beyond, as well as educational agencies in the state and around the country. These participant programs were created as a no-cost opportunity to support schools in today's challenging environments for educators.

Each participant program has been developed as a conduit for services to public, Christian, independent and home schools throughout the state. Our division is currently expanding this service to districts, schools and organizations outside of Arizona. These programs offer services and additional opportunities focused on attracting, retaining and maintaining quality professionals in the fields of education and leadership.

As a participant member, one of the many benefits you have access to is the Educational Development and Support (EDS) services offered by experts in a broad array of topics relating to 21st Century teaching and learning skills. The delivery model of these opportunities includes professional development, motivational speakers, as well as consultants, coaching and mentoring for participant schools, districts and organizations.

Educational Support Divisions and Resources

Educational Development and Support (EDS)
Provides professional resources for our participant groups.

Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC)
Serves and supports Christian schools in Arizona and around the nation.

Participants in Learning, Leading and Serving (PLLS)
Serves and supports Arizona K12 public school districts and schools.

Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement (ALPHA)
Serves and supports homeschool groups in Arizona and around the nation.

Canyon Educational Participant (CEP)
Serves and supports charter schools and charter organizations in Arizona and around the nation.

Alliance Resources
High-caliber resources for success including policy papers and SEA newsletters.

Dual Enrollment
Provides participants an affordable and efficient way to gain a head start on a college degree.

A Message from the Senior Vice President

WTacy Ashbye are delighted you have chosen to visit our site and invite you to explore the opportunities we have available for your students, teachers, administrators and school community.

Our department's goal is to provide you with resources to enhance your educational environment for all involved. In addition, we constantly strive to discover new ways in which we can best serve our participants' needs. Please contact us with suggestions you might have for strengthening our service and relationships.

We look forward to connecting with you soon. Thank you for all that the many dedicated people in your districts, schools and organizations do to better our profession and ultimately serve the needs of students.

Most sincerely,

Dr. Tacy Ashby

Senior Vice President
Strategic Educational Alliances