Academic Achievements

Meet the CEE ‘You Be The Chemist’ Team

Center for Educational Excellence recently sent a team to the 3rd Annual Arizona You Be the Chemist competition. The competition put on by the Chemical Educational Foundation was held on the ASU campus. CEF’s You Be The Chemist® programs are designed to enhance K-­8 science education by introducing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives. To accomplish …

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Sparky’s Tour comes to Imagine School

Sparky’s Tour, in conjunction with the Sun Devil Club and Sun Devil Athletics, is a youth education initiative focused primarily on good character traits and healthy living. The program focuses on the six character traits using the acronym S.P.A.R.K.Y. — Self Discipline, Positive, Active, Respect, Knowledge and Yourself. The program is led by current students at ASU including student-­athletes, and also features …

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Kori Loves Learning Languages

Kori Zacher, is a fourth grade French student at the International School of Arizona who is smart, kind and a future global leader! Q. What do you like to do in your free time? A. I like to swim, go to taekwondo, hang out with my dogs and read! Q. Why do you think knowing another language is important? A. So …

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Schuyler Success Story – Brightmont Chandler Campus

Schuyler is a ninth grade Brightmont Academy student with a tremendous appetite for anything related to technology: electronics, software programming and 3D printing. As his father Jim explained, Schuyler places a very high value on the time he has available to pursue his own interests. “Schuyler’s brain goes a million miles an hour, and an extensive homework load competes with his own interest in …

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Freedom Academy Students Sweep Science Fair

Gabi Fulk, Jaydin Bowser, and Lexi Von Hatten won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively, in the eighth grade category at the 2015 Kiwanis of Carefree Community Science Fair, held March 2­5. First place winner, Gabi Fulk, also won the Rudy Becwar Best in Show Award for seventh and eighth grade projects and $150 award. Over 2,000 students, grades K-­12, from a dozen schools …

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The Sky Is the Limit for Skye

Skye is a driven and tenacious girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to work hard to accomplish it. “The sky is the limit,” is her favorite saying. Q. You were recently chosen to show a day in the life of a student in the International Baccalaureate Programme, tell us more about that. A. It was challenging, but fun. …

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Lisset Loves to Learn at Discover U

Liz is a wonderful daughter and sister. She is so full of love and forgiveness. She is very polite and she listens very well. She has great manners and loves to help others. Liz follows the rules and does as she is told, Liz is always sharing with others and she tries her best to make everyone happy. Q. Tell …

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Sakura Succeeds Academically and Athletically at James Madison

Sakura is a bright young lady and a natural born leader. From student council to volleyball to track, it seems like she does it all. Read what her plans are for the future. Tell us about your responsibilities as the President of the Junior High Student Council. As President of the Junior High Student Council, I get to lead setting up …

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Sixth Grade Girls Create Coding Club at Rancho Solano Prep

RSPS technology teacher, Julee Brentwood, made a comment to her sixth grade students that she always wanted to have an “all­-girls computer class” which lead to three girls ‘Triple S’, as they call themselves (Sanya Agarwal, Stella Dillard, and Sofia Trujillo) – turning the idea into a real school club. Why did you start “Triple S”? The club allows girls to feel empowered …

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Hope Club at Tesseract Gives Students Life­Long Leadership Skills

By Caroline M. B. Fabricius Ahlgreen, Tesseract Senior Hope Club, Tesseract Upper School’s community­service club, was established five years ago with the philosophy of thinking globally and acting locally. In Hope Club, students connect to the outside community through service­oriented opportunities that they have initiated and fully planned themselves. I have been a part of Hope Club since its inception, through its developmental …

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