Students in grades 5-12 design their own experiments for the district science fair, and many earn top awards at the state and international levels. At the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair(AzSEF) last year, Chandler students earned 18 of 21 special award categories and 3 of 14 grand awards. Mike McKelvy was named Science Teacher of the Year and Basha High School was named School of the Year. Five Chandler students competed at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) with one student earning third place. Chandler students outperform the state and world averages on the high school Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.