Academic Achievements

The Story of Ravyn Schmidt, Primavera graduate

Graduating is no easy task. At times, that light at the end of the tunnel can seem like it’s not getting any closer, but we promise you that it is! No matter your circumstances, you can earn your high school diploma. Sometimes it just means taking a non-traditional route. Ravyn Schmidt is a Primavera Online High School student who recently …

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Eighth Grader, ZOEY, Creates Her Own Product To Save Phones

Zoey Olson is in eighth grade at The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies. In addition to her rigorous coursework, in her spare time Zoey recently invented a device that could assist many cell phone users in the future. Q. What have you done recently that is a little different than the average scholar? A. I’ve created a product, …

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Seventh Grader, Thomas, Gets Accepted Into The University of Notre Dame Ignite Connection Program

Thomas is a seventh grade straight-A student at St. Francis Xavier. He was accepted into a new program by the University of Notre Dame. The program is called the University of Notre Dame Ignite Connection Program. He also is on an elite Lacrosse Travel team that took him across the country this summer playing Lacrosse. Q. Can you tell us …

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Ashley Talks West-MEC’s Law, Public Safety & Security Program

Ashley Herrera is a superstar student in West-MEC’s Law, Public Safety & Security class. She is an AP and honor student who has received multiple principle and superintendent list awards for her academic work. Ashley serves in the Maricopa County Teen Court as the victim Advocate. As the victim advocate, she has had the opportunity to represent and stand for …

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CCS First Grader ROKSY Talks About Her Favorite Things

Roksana “Roksy” is an incredibly empathic young lady. She is very keenly aware of others’ feelings and always reaches out with one of her enormous hugs. She is very genuine and always finds something amazing to say to make others feel special. She loves her little brother Maksym and German Shepherd puppy, Suka. Roksy helps to do obedience training for …

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Dania Shines at Starshine Academy

Dania was born a medical marvel and has shown her strength from the very beginning. Throughout various medical surgeries and procedures, she has remained a warrior. Dania is a very kind and generous student. She works well with others. Dania loves to help others and watch baseball. Q. What is your favorite baseball team? A. The Arizona Diamondbacks! Q. What is …

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James Madison Senior, SAM, Talks Government and Music Life

Sam is a caring, passionate, hard-working young man. Sam is involved in his student government, choir, rock band, school plays, and musicals. He loves to talk about world history and politics and also tutors elementary students in math. Q. What is your role in student government? Do you feel you’ve learned skills for the future? A. At James Madison I …

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Willis Junior High Student Ricardo Talks Student Council

Ricardo maintains a 4.0 GPA while being involved in school clubs and student council. He loves to read and cook, as well as spending time playing pool with his dad. Q. What impact do you have and/ or hope to have at your school as the co-president of the student council? A. I want to set an example for others …

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Craig Stays Active With The Help of The Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Tolleson Branch? A. I’ve been coming to the Boys and Girls club for about four years now. I was 10 when I first started coming to the club. My favorite rotation was the gym, because I like to run around and play competitive games. Q. What activities or programs are you …

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Five Ways Earning a High School Diploma Online Gets Students College and Career Ready

Earning a high school diploma online can have the same value as a regular diploma; students who earn their diploma online can attend college. This depends on the school and its accreditation. As long as the school is accredited, your online diploma will hold the same value as one from a traditional school. As colleges add more online aspects to …

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