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Mission: Providing Information and Support to Arizona Schools since 1987

ASCUS has been around for over 25 years. We are run by the people who do your jobs every day so we understand first-hand the information you need to help you be successful. We build relationships with vendors, other school districts and many of the State Agencies in order to provide you with the expertise you need to train you, improve processes and work flows, and get you the help you need.

2014 - 2015 Meeting Dates
Next year's meeting dates are as follows. Click on the dates to RSVP. (You will have to be logged in to RSVP and can only RSVP up to 2 months in advance.)

  Our next meeting will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the following location:
Alhambra Elementary

Please register on the website by clicking the Register link in the top right corner.
Click here to RSVP

Send payments to:
C/O Laura Blanco
PO Box 173
Sahuarita AZ  85629


ASCUS 11/30/2012 Meeting Photo


Latest News

New Statewide Student Information System - 8/6/2014
ADE is pleased to announce the launch of a new statewide student information system web page available on the AELAS website:

This page contains the latest information about opting into a state-sponsored contract for Edupoint’s Synergy SIS.

This user-friendly site allows users to quickly find the information they need to make informed decisions. The web page includes the following kinds of information:
  • Synergy® Student Information System — Included Feature Highlights
  • Statewide SIS Pricing Structure
  • Available Optional Modules Not Included in SIS Core Package
  • Adoption and Implementation of Synergy® SIS
Please stay tuned as we will be releasing additional details concerning the products and services offered.

If you have further questions, please contact

AzEDS: Arizona Ed State and Federal Reporting - 7/24/2014

Click here to view AzEDS: Arizona Ed State and Federal Reporting

AzEDS FAQ: Unique Person ID Assignment for Students - 7/24/2014

Click here to view AzEDS' Unique Person ID Assignment for Students

ADE AzEDS Compliance Memo - 7/21/2014

Click here to view ADE AzEDS Compliance Memo [PDF]

ADE Announces Opt-In Statewide Student Information System Contract Award - 7/16/2014

Please see the official letter from the Superintendent on


Dear Fellow Educators,

The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to announce that Edupoint Educational Systems, Inc., has been awarded the contract to provide a Statewide Student Information System. We asked you what technological solutions you needed to effectively educate Arizona’s students and this contract directly answers one of your most critical areas of need—an affordable student information system.

As described in the Arizona Education Learning and Accountability System (AELAS) Business Case, more than two-thirds of LEAs annually pay between $18 and $57 per user for education software systems of varying capabilities. The Statewide Student Information System (SSIS) provides extensive student management functions and integration with ADE systems for an annual cost of $10 or less per student. ADE will also provide ongoing support to all LEAs that opt for the new SSIS, guaranteeing seamless compatibility with other AELAS systems and technologies.

ADE is committed to supporting every school and every educator with the resources they need to help students reach their goals. A key component of the AELAS initiative, the Edupoint-powered SSIS features powerful administrative and reporting capabilities. The SSIS’s function as your portal to other AELAS services will become even more valuable as we roll out additional dashboards in AZDash, streamline SAIS reporting through AzEDS, and offer more learning management and collaborations tools.

Thank you for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for the education transformations we are striving to achieve through AELAS and other agency initiatives.  Our AELAS outreach team will be sharing more detailed information about pricing and opportunities to opt in to the SSIS over the summer.  In the meantime, you can contact Linda Harris via email at or by phone at (602) 542-3071 for more information.


John Huppenthal
Superintendent of Public Instruction

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