Academic Achievements

Lennik Wins Phoenix City Kindergarten Chess Championship

  Lennik has been attending PCDS since pre-K. He plays chess in the PCDS after-school chess club and recently became champion in the kindergarten section of the Best of Phoenix City Championship, giving him the opportunity to soon compete for PCDS in the Chess National Championship in Florida. Lennik loves playing with Legos at home and also attended the PCDS …

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Noe Stays Very Involved in School Activities at Horizon Honors High School

  Q. You are very involved in school! Tell us all the activities you participate in! A. I believe that high school is a perfect opportunity to get to know others and be involved. For this very reason, I have done my best to become as involved as I can. I am a member of the National Honors Society, ReSEARCHing …

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Meet Alex, Vice President of Keystone at Gabel Branch of Boys & Girls Club

  Alex joined the Warner & Shirley Gabel Boys & Girls Club when he was just 6 years old and he credits the club with building his sense of belonging and self-esteem. This year, Alex was elected Vice President of Keystone and was recognized as a top performer at the State Conference. Over the years, Alex has participated in many …

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Zoe Preparing to be an Engineer

  Zoe is a fourth grader at Bethany Christian School, where she has been attending since kindergarten. With her kind heart and many years at BCS, Zoe is a friend to all! She is quite diverse in her interests, which include math, music, computers, and sports. She particularly has a passion for engineering and design thinking, and hopes to be …

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Creighton Eighth Grader Doesn’t Shy Away From a Challenge

  Dariet is an eighth grader at Loma Linda Elementary School. But he’s not your average eighth grade student; Dariet is student class president, in the gifted and talented program, and an aspiring public speaker and leader within his community. On October 25, Dariet co-hosted a Community Town Hall with our Superintendent Dr. Donna W. Lewis in front of 150 …

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Why Earn an Online Diploma Instead of Getting a GED?

  Approximately 750,000 students drop out of high school each year in the United States.   On average, a high school dropout earns $20,241.   That’s $10,386 less annually than a high school graduate. And $36,424 less annually than those with a bachelor’s degree.   The numbers go further.   The average unemployment rate for a high school graduate is …

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Senior at West-MEC, Justin, Talks The Welding Program

  Justin Dandurand is a senior in West-MEC’s Welding Program at Central Campus in Glendale. Although he has a love of reading and education, Justin loves to be outdoors. In the future he hopes to purchase a home with property, which not only give him the space needed for his welding career, but also allow him to spend time doing …

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Starshine Academy Class Leader and Honor Roll Student, Angel

  Angel was born in Rocky Point, Mexico. She loves playing soccer and spending time with her family. She enjoys school and learning anything and everything about science. In her free time she likes to read, hang out with her three dogs, and be active. In school, she earns Honor Roll and was Student of the Quarter for first quarter. …

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Austin Shares His Experience in Costa Rica

  Austin Best knew he wanted to volunteer abroad, especially with an environmentally-minded group. Recently, he spent two weeks in Costa Rica with Sea Turtle Camp where volunteer work for turtle conservation positively affects sea turtle quality of life. He took academic opportunities, like the IB Programmer’s Extended Essay, to communicate about his work and its effects. Q. What inspired …

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JGS Connect

  Featuring answers from Jones-Gordon 11th and 12th grade students Noah, Tristin, London, Chase, Joshua, Cameron, and De’Angelo Last fall, The Jones-Gordon School saw the inception of their specialized college and career readiness program, JGS Connect. This year, its 11th- and 12th- grade members have diverse post-secondary interests, ranging from Statistics to Classics and everything in between. They spend an …

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