District Information

What is S.T.E.D.Y.?

S.T.E.D.Y. is the Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma. We are a public high school district. Students in Yuma County are able to attend STEDY if they are attending high school and are under the age of 22 and have not yet graduated from high school or earned a GED.

We provide tuition-free career and technical education at one of our Central or Satellite locations, to all sophomore, junior and senior level high school students in Yuma County that are interested in learning more about accounting, agriculture, automotive and construction technologies, culinary arts, cyber-criminology, digital photography, drafting, entertainment marketing, film and TV, graphic design, nursing, software development, sports medicine and more. Students who enroll in S.T.E.D.Y. programs may earn high school credit on their home campus, and in some cases, may earn college credit, industry certifications, and/or a state license at Arizona Western College. It is recognized that possession of an industry certificate, and/or a state license will provide students with a head start in their career choice. S.T.E.D.Y. was formed to help students find a faster way forward in life.

As a career and technology public school district, we work closely with the Arizona Department of Education. All courses offered by S.T.E.D.Y must be approved by the Career and Technical Education Division (CTE) of the Arizona Department of Education. Provided students are enrolled in a public, charter, or private school, or are home schooled in Yuma County, any student can "dual enroll" in an S.T.E.D.Y. program.

A skilled workforce is critical to Yuma's economic health. To promote and support this, S.T.E.D.Y. works collaboratively with community shareholders to inspire students to make a successful transition from school-to-career and become contributing members of society.

We know to help today's students be prepared for tomorrow's workforce, it is our obligation to work closely with business and industry to offer students internships, job shadowing and work experience. We understand the role businesses (both large and small), play in our mission. Therefore, we call upon industry experts to provide students with information and relevant training for industry certifications.

The Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma is prepared to help students meet their academic and career aspirations.