ZONA East Valley

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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Merritt Brothers Work Hard to Obtain Black Belt

  Matthew and Harrison Merritt are brothers who have worked alongside their dad in order to obtain their first Black Belts in Mixed Martial Arts/ Tae Kwon Do. Matthew is a fifth grader at Bethany Christian School. Harrison is a graduate of Bethany Christian School and is now a freshman at Valley Christian High School in Chandler. The two of …

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HCLC Junior, Stephanie, is a Natural Performer

Q. You have had a busy summer and start of fall performing in a few local theater productions. Tell us about it! A. Over the summer, I had the experience of working with Mesa Community College for their summer production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” as the dance captain and part of the ensemble. Following that …

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James Madison Senior, SAM, Talks Government and Music Life

Sam is a caring, passionate, hard-working young man. Sam is involved in his student government, choir, rock band, school plays, and musicals. He loves to talk about world history and politics and also tutors elementary students in math. Q. What is your role in student government? Do you feel you’ve learned skills for the future? A. At James Madison I …

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Willis Junior High Student Ricardo Talks Student Council

Ricardo maintains a 4.0 GPA while being involved in school clubs and student council. He loves to read and cook, as well as spending time playing pool with his dad. Q. What impact do you have and/ or hope to have at your school as the co-president of the student council? A. I want to set an example for others …

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BCS Fifth Grader, KAITLYN, Talks Highly of Her School

Q. What is your favorite thing about Bethany Christian School? A. I like the athletics. It’s really fun to play volleyball. It’s my first year playing and I love the team. Q. You’re involved in theater. Can you talk about that? A. I really like to act! I acted at a local studio and I audition for the school plays. …

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Five Ways Earning a High School Diploma Online Gets Students College and Career Ready

Earning a high school diploma online can have the same value as a regular diploma; students who earn their diploma online can attend college. This depends on the school and its accreditation. As long as the school is accredited, your online diploma will hold the same value as one from a traditional school. As colleges add more online aspects to …

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Jacob, Junior at JMPS, Talks Student Government and Academics

Jacob Hickey is a junior at James Madison Prep. His leadership is shown throughout the campus in the classroom, as well as in his athletics. Not only does he excel academically, he is also a starter on the football, basketball and volleyball teams. He is involved in student government and his family is currently hosting a foreign exchange student, Luca, …

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5 Ways to Get Better at Math

Picture this: You’re sitting at your desk, staring at your computer. You have a pile of math homework to start. But you just can’t; you’re dreading it. You launch your courses and see a word problem. Your least favorite. You want to quit. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In fact, 4 out of 10 Americans hate math. If you’re among …

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The Story of Jessica Tylka, Primavera Graduate

Meet Jessica Tylka, a 20-year-old Arizona State University and Primavera Online High School graduate. You read that right. Jessica is 20 years old with a bachelor’s degree and a full-time job as an analyst. Since she was little, Jessica’s mother, Florenca Tylka, knew she was different. “When Jessica was in second grade, I was told by her teacher that Reader’s …

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