Academic Achievements

Joseph Succeeds at Primavera Online High School

Joseph is a great kid who listens well, does his school work and his chores. He is smart and always motivated to learn and contribute. Q. What are some of your favorite things about attending Primavera? A. I like Primavera because it is a school that adapts to me, compared to a mortar school where you have to adapt to the schedule …

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Christopher Succeeds At Brightmont Academy’s Chandler Campus

As a full­-time twelfth grader at Brightmont Academy, Christopher Brown is finally hitting his stride academically and coming out of his shell. The solution in his junior year to attend the private school, Brightmont Academy, for one-­to­-one instruction is helping him complete credits needed to graduate high school on time. Brightmont Academy specializes in providing one­-to-­one instruction for students and has three campuses throughout …

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Brayden and Autumn Build Seed Spreaders at Imagine School

Brayden Q. What was the challenge given to you? A. We were to see which group could make a thing to disperse the most seeds. We used clay, popsicle sticks, tape and clothespins so we could create it. Q. What is the name of the contraption? A. We called it the Pokémon catcher ­ the seeds were the Pokémon that we …

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Cameron Quizzes Teachers on Classic Rock

The Jones­-Gordon School mission is “Cultivating Strengths; Transforming Lives.” Fourth grader Cameron exemplifies this motto perfectly! He has truly blossomed at JGS. Curious and energetic, Cameron questions how things work, and uses his imagination to make his own creations. He loves putting together technical science experiments, is a helpful teacher­-assistant in class, and is always willing to step up to the board when called …

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Kaden, Mason and Layla Benefit from Bilingual Environment

Kaden, Mason and Layla are all a part of the Spanish program at the International School of Arizona. Despite neither of their parents being fluent in Spanish, all of the children have thrived in the bilingual environment. Q. How long have you all been at ISA? A. Three years. Q. What are the benefits of being bilingual? A. Kaden: You can travel …

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RSPS Eighth Grader Sees His Future on Ice

Rancho Solano Preparatory School eighth grade student, Jonathan Martellini, has no doubt where he wants to go upon graduating from RSPS. Playing ice hockey since the age of three, his aspirations to play on a pro team are unwavering. Jonathan’s parents first introduced him to the ice for family outings where he was noticed by a coach and has been training ever since. …

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Mwafaq Excels in Structured English Immersion

Every year, at the OELAS conference, the Arizona Department of Education recognizes a group of students whose success stories in English language acquisition are noteworthy. Mwafaq began his kindergarten year speaking very little English. His parents did not speak English and the majority of his class spoke Spanish. Mwafaq is the youngest in his family. When his family moved to Arizona they spoke …

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Karan Has a Passion for Music and Helping Others

Rancho Solano Preparatory School Senior Karan Khosla possesses a myriad of talents ranging from National Merit Semi­-finalist to EPICS Generator first place award winner. While music is Karan’s greatest passion, an impressive list of accomplishments and interests are sure to inspire and challenge future RS graduates. Playing violin for the Phoenix Youth Symphony and the RS orchestra, he began playing the instrument at age …

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PCDS Senior, Jacob, Balances School, Sports and Non­-Profit

Jacob’s ability to balance his stellar GPA, sports obligations and social responsibility all while maintaining a healthy social life with friends and family make him uniquely well­-balanced. In addition to all this Jacob and a few of his classmates started a non­-profit, Ink4Kidz, when they were in eighth grade, which has helped many under privileged schools and students. Q. Tell us about INK …

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Isabella Continues Her Success At Brightmont Academy’s Deer Valley Campus

One year ago, Isabella was attending public school and receiving tutoring after school at Brightmont Academy. Isabella suffers from dyslexia and was falling further and further behind in her reading skills. The solution to attend the private school, Brightmont Academy, for one-­to-­one tutoring, advanced her reading comprehension and gave her confidence in reading that she never had before. After a year of tutoring through …

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