ZONA East Valley

Gilbert Arts Academy Student, Brooke, Talks Family and Hobbies

  Brooke has been a member of the GAA family since Kindergarten. “Brooke is a wonderful, sweet, and intelligent student. We are truly blessed to have her in our fifth grade class here at GAA!” -Ms. Duprey, fifth grade teacher Q. Tell me about your family? A. I have two sisters, Natalie (sixth grade) and Lindsey (third grade). My dad …

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Bethany Christian School Student, Unesu, Talks School and Piano

Q. What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A. I love that I have nice teachers. My favorite part of school is reading. I like Marvin Redpost. Q. You play the piano. When did you start learning how to play? A. I started playing in Kindergarten. I have a very nice piano teacher, Mrs. Lloyd. Q. You also …

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Willis Junior High Student Talks Computer Programming

  Q: You are interested in computer programming. Tell us about that? A: When I was in second grade I was doing what most any child would be doing. One of my friends recommended a TV show to me, and while I was watching it I noticed one of the main character’s skills with a computer. That amazed me and …

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Primavera Online High School Student Develops Arizona Citizenship Test App, Partners With Arizona Bar Foundation and McDonald’s

  With the recent law requiring all Arizona high school students to pass the Arizona Citizenship Test before graduating, one student has responded by providing a resource on a digital medium just about every teen uses: a mobile application (app). Primavera Online High School student Riley Danler, 16, created a citizenship practice test app, complete with actual questions from the …

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True Athlete, Jordan, Talks Sports and Tech

  Sophomore, Jordan, is a Madison Prep Patriot through and through. Since seventh grade, it would be hard to name a sport or an activity Jordan has NOT been involved in. Madison Prep prides itself on offering its students lots of choices of extracurricular activities. Jordan has taken that philosophy to heart and has not been shy about “taking a …

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Graphic Design Class Designs Horizon Honors New Logo

  When Horizon Community Learning Center began planning their 20th anniversary celebrations several months ago, they knew they needed a new logo for their schools. Instead of hiring an expensive advertising firm, they looked instead to their own students in Graphic Design class. Students spent hours of their free time creating drafts and testing designs before a final look was …

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Meet German Garcia, Gilbert Arts Academy Sixth Grader

  German is a 12-year-old sixth grade student at Gilbert Arts Academy. German has attended GAA since Kindergarten making this his seventh year with GAA! “I am proud to have German Garcia as my student! German is a dependable, hardworking student who always strives to do his best, is a leader both inside and outside of the classroom, shows respect …

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Vanessa Talks About Her School Bethany Christian School

  Q: What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A: My favorite thing about Bethany Christian School is that I am in second grade math. I get to use my doubles and my ruler, and my teacher is very nice. Q: What is your favorite thing you have learned about in first grade? A: My favorite thing I …

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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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