AMS Prince in Tucson was named the 2016 Charter School of the Year by the Arizona Charter Schools Association. In 2008, the same campus was one of only sixteen public charter schools nationwide honored by the United States Department of Education “No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon Schools” program. AMS Prince is consistently one of the highest-performing schools in the state, adjusted for socioeconomic characteristics and is ranked #2 on Niche.com for stand-out middle schools in Tucson. In 2008, AMS Prince received a Gold-Gain award from New Leader’s Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) Program. EPIC selection is based on value-added (student growth) analysis completed by Mathematica Policy Research, one of the leading national research companies on education. During the five years that the EPIC Program existed, AMS was the only school in Arizona to be recognized for its significant student achievement gains and top-of-the-line teachers.