Academic Achievements

Reading Buddies Zeva and Luca

Zeva: Tell us about your reading buddies at Camelback Desert School? Reading buddies is what we do once a week to go and spend time with the Preschoolers doing some reading and fun activities. What do you like most about your reading buddy? What I like the most about my reading buddy is that he’s very funny! What is the …

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Jessica Hochschuler, Class of 2014, Reflects on her time at Tesseract

My first paper for English was due a couple weeks ago and we were first supposed to bring a rough draft to class for peer editing.  So I did what I was told and brought a copy.  We first read aloud our papers (based on a few articles regarding gender discrimination in the college process) and then had one student …

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Rancho Solano Preparatory School Students Attend Meritas Seminar in Oxford

Shannon and Enida recently attended the Meritas Seminar in Oxford where they, along with other students from across the U.S. and around the world, explored ideas of democracy and discussed contemporary global issues in one of the most prestigious higher learning institutions in the world.  What did you learn about democracy from studying at the Meritas Seminar?  Enida: People’s experiences …

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On-Track Academy (OTA) Students Inspired by “Drinkable” Book

Recently, two OTA students, 9th grader Aaron Miller and 8th grader Aaron Lott, read about one of the biggest problems in the developing world—access to safe, reliable drinking water.  They were also introduced to a research project called The Drinkable Book, produced by the non-profit organization WATERisLIFE. The book is a one-of-a-kind manual that not only teaches safe water tips, …

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Four Xavier Seniors Recognized As National Merit Scholarship Semi- Finalists

Xavier College Preparatory is pleased to announce that four seniors; ­ Areta Buness, Kaitlin Coltin, Jacqueline Edmonds and Lee McMahon have been named semi-finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semi­finalists in its 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Nationwide, approximately 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high …

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Galveston Middle Schools Student Council Winners

Renee Ayala- Class President How did you feel to hear your name as the winner for student class President? I felt excitement and relief. What are something’s you will do in your role? I will try to meet all students’ requests and make the school a better place. How many years have you been involved in student council? This is …

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Travis Succeeds with Brightmont Academy

When Travis was two, his parents learned that not only did he have cancer, but the doctors told them that he had just three months to live.  But Travis made it through.  He overcame all odds, and despite losing his hearing and some cognition due to the chemotherapy treatments, he survived. Travis, who is now 13-years old, was a having …

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Matthew Travels to Dominican Republic to Donate Clothes to Orphanges

Q. How long were you in the Dominican Republic? A. I was in the Dominican Republic with my family for six days. Q. How did it feel helping those in need? A. It felt really good to help the people in need because it was really good to know that we clothed someone or fed a family for at least a …

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Asa Gutierrez Jr. Talks West-MEC

Q. Tell us about yourself and what it’s like to be a part of the West-MEC Precision Manufacturing program. A. My name is Asa Gutierrez Jr. and I’m 17 years old. Currently, I’m a senior at La Joya Community High School. I made the decision to join the West-MEC Precision Manufacturing program to open up opportunities for myself in the …

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Quadlingual Brother and Sister Talk School and Languages

Q. How long have you been attending ISA? A. Lars: We started school here when we were 2 years old. Q. How many languages do you know? A. Liv: We know four languages. We are fluent in Spanish, French, and English. We also can understand things in Chinese, but are not quite fluent yet. Q. How long have you been …

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