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Strategic Educational Alliances

At Grand Canyon University (GCU), we recognize the challenges organizations face in developing and retaining a quality workforce. Strategic Educational Alliances (SEA) was developed to support public, private and charter schools in addition to alternative educational establishments such as independent agencies and home schools throughout the State of Arizona and the country. SEA programs have allowed us to connect with numerous schools and districts and offer our support by way of professional development, motivational speakers, consultations, coaching and mentoring.

Within the SEA department, our goal is to provide you with resources that enhance the educational environment. In collaboration with our corporate alliances, leaders and staff of your organization receive access to GCU's regionally accredited degree programs and learning resources to help them attain the competitive skills needed to maximize their potential. To meet broader goals in scholastic achievement, we offer non-exclusive, unrecompensed programs and educational opportunities. Service and support are extended in the form of degree discounts, interactive workshops, STEM events, dual enrollment and more. Our SEA programs are constantly evolving as we strive to discover new ways to best serve your needs. Find out more about educational alliances at GCU

Beverly Hurley, EdD
Director for Academic Alliances


Leigh Critchley
Executive Director, Academic Alliances


Christian Schools
Greg Harman
Executive Director of Academic Alliances

Catholic Schools
Jeff Glosser
Director of Academic Alliances


Sheila Jones
Program Manager, Academic Alliances


Upcoming Events

SEA hosts events throughout the year to serve and support K-12 administrators, teachers, students and parents. Opportunities abound to learn, connect with others and engage through various programs.

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Family Engagement

Connect with the Family Engagement community! Find out about upcoming family-oriented educational and athletic events, and learn how you and your entire family can get involved and benefit from these free or low-cost events.


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How to Pay for Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment provides high school students with an affordable and efficient opportunity to earn college credits. Dual enrollment students receive the same quality instruction and academic rigor as GCU's traditional students.

If you are enrolled in dual enrollment classes, check out this video to find out how to pay for your classes online. You can also work with your student services counselor for more information.

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CCSC Service Commitment

Congratulations on earning a Canyon Christian Schools Consortium (CCSC) Academic Scholarship! With CCSC, Grand Canyon University (GCU) has established a partnership dedicated to enhancing the Christian educational experience of all parties involved, most importantly you.

As a CCSC Academic Scholarship recipient, you are required to participate in on-campus service activities each year. Many of the service opportunities are offered on more than just a single date and run throughout the semester. There will be a variety of opportunities offered from helping keep our campus clean to welcoming guests to events at GCU Arena.

In order to receive credit for volunteering, students entering the university after 2014 must sign up and complete your hours at the designated location on campus. You will be contacted via email before the start of school with the on-campus service opportunities. We will also have a CCSC orientation for all students at the beginning of the fall semester where we will explain the different opportunities as well as answer questions.

Local Outreach Service

If you would like to volunteer for the following events, you must first stop by the Department of Spiritual Life to pick up your orientation materials and complete a background check. Learn more about these opportunities at the Department of Spiritual Life.

  • Canyon Kids
  • Changing Lives Center
  • Serrano Kids


Community Service Opportunities

The following service opportunities are for senior CCSC scholarship recipients only.

Multiple dates available.

Gary DeVelder

Multiple dates available.

1789 W. Jefferson St. - 3rd Floor SE
Site Code 048Z-3
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Regina Weiler

Sign up for the Arizona Department of Economic Security

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:45 - 4:15 pm

Cactus Wren Elementary School 
9650 N. 39th Ave. 
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Tamara Tadano 

Preliminary background check required.

More information coming soon!

Jennifer Girl

More information coming soon!

Jennifer Girl

Multiple dates available.

3603 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Chelsea LaBarge

More information coming soon!


Monday - Friday
4:00 - 6:30 pm

420 W. Watkins Road
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Fernanado Yrena

Multiple dates available.

Janine Skinner

** Yellow FMSC volunteer must include student name, student number and supervisor signature. Blank FMSC forms will not be accepted.

Sign up for FMSC

Sundays and Wednesdays at 9 am.

3100 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Pam Hill

Multiple dates available.

Regina Weiler

Multiple dates available.

Catherine Brooks

Multiple dates available.

Tammy Hostetler

Sign up for Phoenix Dream Center

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm 
Saturdays at 5:00 pm
Sundays at 9:00 am and 10:45 am

13613 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Dillan Henegar

Sign up for the required preliminary background check.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sussely Morales

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