Academic Achievements

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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Meet JMPS Vice President and Star Athlete, Miranda

  Miranda Barrios is a star student and athlete at James Madison Preparatory School, where she led her volleyball team through an undefeated season all the way to their state title appearance! In addition to volleyball, Miranda also plays basketball and soccer. As the student body Vice-President, Miranda is a leader on campus. She loves math, keeps her grades high …

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Second Grader Satori Cares For Everyone

  Satori Tilghman has a big heart, she cares for everyone, and is always there to help those in need. She is a one of a kind kid who enjoys making her own fashion accessories, including headbands and bows. She loves the earth and animals. She will save little beetles that make their way into her house, bringing them back …

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Brightmont is Somewhere You Want to Be

  What is school like for a child who struggles? What happens to a student who gets in trouble often? Where is a student to go when traditional academic solutions prove to be a poor fit? This was the very situation facing Michael when he was a high school sophomore. Michael was struggling and frustrated with the lack of help …

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STA Eighth Grader Shines On and Off The Field

Bridget is a top student at St. Thomas the Apostle, as well as a nationally recruited softball player. At school she plays softball, volleyball and basketball, in addition to playing club softball. Bridget has been invited to six unofficial visits to colleges this fall and has received offers to play Division 1 college softball. She serves as secretary in the …

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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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