ZONA East Valley

Six Ways Online Students Communicate With Their Instructors

  To those outside of the online high school environment, it can sometimes seem like online instructors are distant, no-faced beings who don’t communicate with students. But in reality, many online students find that they communicate much more with our instructors than they ever did in their traditional schools. Without the distraction of managing 30+ kids at a time, online …

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Alex and Mariah Succeed with Online Learning at Primavera

When life gets tough, you find yourself with two choices: either you keep moving forward or you decide you’ve had enough and quit. The story of 19-year-old Alex Gabareno and Mariah Sellers, young parents and seniors at Primavera Online High School, is one of “moving forward.” Now on track to graduate high school, the two have weathered many trials together. …

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Cancer Survivor, Jackie Poeggel, Creates Non-Profit to Give Back to Others

At just five years old Jackie launched her own not for profit, 501c3 organization, Pay it Forward with Jackie Inc. This organization pays it forward to sick and underpraised children. Through her inspiration and hard work, her and her family have been able to deliver filled holiday stockings to more than 10,000 children nationwide in just five years! You can learn …

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Horizon Honors Senior, Joshua, Talks Sports

Q: You have been very involved throughout your high school career. What groups and sports teams have you participated in? A: I have been a part of the Varsity Soccer Team, Varsity Track and Field Team, Varsity Cross Country Team, and Varsity Volleyball Team. I’ve also been a member of the Pre-Med Club, Key Club, and Student Council. Q: Which …

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Connor’s Summer at Camp

By: Dominick Sirianni It might only be April but a lot of families are thinking about summer. Kids – “What am I going to do this summer?!?!?!?” Parent – “What am I going to do this summer?!?!?!” Students like our son Connor can’t wait. Weeks on top of weeks of “freedom.” Parents, like us freak out realizing that school isn’t …

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Tyler Talks Piano and School

Q: What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A: I love all of the classes and the teachers. I also like that we get to choose electives. Q: In the Variety Show, you did a great job playing the piano. When did you start learning how to play? A: I was in 2nd grade when I started playing. …

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Nearly 1,000 Middle School Girls Attend Xavier’s 8th Annual “Girls Have IT Day!”

Nearly 1,000 female middle school students from around the Valley attended Xavier College Preparatory’s eighth annual “Girls Have IT Day!” on Friday, March 4. Part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival, the event promoted young women’s involvement in science, information technology (IT), engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Following a keynote lecture by Xavier alumna and marine scientist Erin Ryan, the …

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Places to Explore in Arizona

The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to get out and explore! To help give you ideas, Primavera Online High School gathered a list of places to explore in Arizona. Check them out below. 1. Montezuma Castle Located about 1.5 hours away from Phoenix, the Montezuma Castle in Camp Verde is a rare sight to see. The ancient …

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Xavier Senior Serves As Governor In YMCA Model Legislature

  Last month, Xavier College Preparatory senior Natasha Menon served as governor at the model legislature sponsored by the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program at the State Capitol. Ms. Menon has participated in the program for the past three years, serving first as a senator when she was a sophomore, then as both a senator and a committee chair when …

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Becca Talks About Being in the Gifted Program at Her School

Becca enjoys all academics at her school. Especially, when she can show her creative side in a project. Here is what she had to say about herself and her school. Q. Tell us about attending Willis’ gifted program? A. Attending the Willis gifted program is certainly an interesting experience and a fairly hands on environment. In science we do a …

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