Welcome from the Principal

Dear Current and Prospective Students and Families:

Danielle Jurgens, Principal of Estrella Mountain campusOn behalf of our staff, welcome to our AAEC Family!  We feel privileged that you have chosen AAEC EM to help Define Your Future.  You may have chosen us because we pay college tuition and provide the opportunity for you to earn an associate degree as a reward for earning passing grades. You may have chosen us because of an interest in one of our highly successful programs such as Agriculture, Veterinarian Medicine, or Engineering.  You may prefer our small campus with small class sizes which allows for a personalized experience throughout your day.  You may also prefer our extremely diverse population, as we have all walks of life represented here. Or, maybe you’re looking to join one of our clubs, such as our Nationally ranked FFA Chapter, NHS, Aerospace Engineering, or Drama Club. Whatever the reason, we are grateful for you and we will work together to define your future, starting the very moment you enroll with us.

Over the course of the school year, you will find your days filled with opportunities to make new friends, work collaboratively and independently, tackle challenging course work, attend college classes at EMCC, participate in extracurricular activities, and opportunities to give back to our community. As an AAEC student, you are learning at one of the finest schools in the state with highly qualified and state certified, dedicated teachers to help progress toward your educational goals. It is critical that you work hard throughout your journey here, and in return, you will reap endless benefits and additional opportunities beyond graduation day!  Just this last year, the Class of 2020(95 students), earned over 5.2 million dollars in scholarship offers and we also had two of the 20 Flinn Scholar recipients (Flinn Scholar Finalists).  We are very proud to be EM.


Danielle Jurgens