For more than 60 years, AIPA has been serving Arizona’s student journalists and their advisers, partnering with national organizations to bring scholastic journalism to the forefront of education.

All Arizona advisers and publications are encouraged to join AIPA and to involve their journalists in the many exciting events and contests available to them from this valuable organization. Joining AIPA, in addition to our national partner, the Journalism Education Association helps support our organization’s work. Please consider adding in your JEA membership as you complete our form. Memberships run from September 1st through August 31st of the current school year.

To help with our record-keeping, please fill out the online form regardless of whether or not you use a hard copy.

MUST USE – Here is the Online Membership Form.


For your use, here is a pdf of the membership form: Membership form PDF

What we offer:

  • Fall contests for student media
  • Fall convention with well-known keynote speakers and plenty of learning sessions
  • Spring recognition reception
  • Summer Workshop with two-day specialized sessions
  • Student journalist and adviser awards
  • Local and national resources, networking and help for advisers

Benefits for advisers:

  • Participating in the Fall Contest. You must be a member to enter.
  • Attending the Fall Convention with a discounted registration fee.
  • Attending Summer Workshop. You must be a member to win.
  • Voting privileges.
  • Meeting and networking with other advisers and student journalists.
  • Members can serve on the AIPA Board.

Annual Membership Costs (see registration form for more detailed information):

  • Single Publication Membership – $100; includes:
    • 10 contest entries ($50 value; additional entries $5/each)
    • Discounted Fall Convention and Summer Workshop registration rates
    • 1 free adviser Fall Convention registration
    • Invitation to free spring Adviser Reception
    • Consideration for AIPA Adviser Awards
    • Access to mentoring, curriculum, support for First Amendment issues
  • School-wide Membership – $200; includes
    • Member benefits listed above for all school publications
    • Total of 25 contest entries ($125 value; additional entries $5/each)
    • 3 free adviser Fall Convention registrations
    • Invitation for 3 advisers to free spring Adviser Reception
  • Additional JEA membership – $65

AIPA Member Schools 2018-2019 (updated 01/13/19):
2017-2018 Members in italics

Brophy College Prep
Buckeye Union High School
Buena High School
Cactus Canyon Junior High School
Centennial High School
Chandler High School
Combs High School
Copper Canyon High School
Deer Valley High School
Desert Vista High School
Dysart High School
Greenway High School
Hamilton High School
Highland High School
Hopi Jr/Sr High School
Horizon High School
Independence High School
La Joya Community High School
Liberty High School
Marcos de Niza High School
Maricopa High School
McClintock High School
Mesa High School
Mesquite High School
Moon Valley High School
Mountain Pointe High School
North Canyon High School
Notre Dame Prep
Paradise Valley High School
Perry High School
Pinnacle High School
Queen Creek High School
Raymond S. Kellis High School
Red Mountain High School

Sandra Day O’Connor High School
Sedona Red Rock High School
Shadow Ridge High School
Sierra Linda High School
South Mountain High School
Sunnyslope High School
Tolleson Union High School
Verrado High School
Westwood High School
Willow Canyon High School
Xavier College Prep

Contact Information:

Suite 174
3241 E Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Email: [email protected]
AIPA President: Melanie Allen ([email protected])

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