ZONA East Valley

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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McKenna Stays Busy at Horizon Honors High School

Q. You are one busy lady! Tell us all the activities you are involved in. Which one is your favorite (and why?) A. I am involved in my school’s Spiritline and Softball teams and hold captain positions in both. I also participate in a large amount of clubs within school, some of which I hold a leadership position. These clubs …

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Kenzie Talks Willis Junior High School

Kenzie Gustafson is an eighth grader at Willis Jr. High. She is a student athlete and strongly dedicated to her academics. She plays saxophone, volleyball, basketball and is also a competitive swimmer. She enjoys chess, art, animals, Pokemon and 80’s music. Kenzie is a member of the STEAM Academy, Art Crew, Fellowship of the Readers and National Junior Honors Society. …

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Sophia is Enjoying First Year at BCS

Q. I understand this is your first year at Bethany, how do you like it so far being part of the Middle School? A. I love it at Bethany; the students are all my friends! This is more of a family than my last school. To me, this is like I’m at home. Q. I know you’re on the Lady …

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The Story of Melissa Verdugo, Primavera Graduate

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, stress and anxiety are a reality for most of us. For many teenagers though, anxiety becomes overwhelming and can lead to other issues such as depression or ADD/ADHD.   Melissa Verdugo describes herself as a friendly, yet shy person. She began high school at a traditional brick and mortar school. Like many freshmen, she …

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JMPS Junior Receives Patriot of The Summer Award and Talks Music and Art

Ana is a second year student who has made great leaps in joining JMPS school community. She was nominated as our Patriot of the Summer. Lots of people helped get the JMPS campus ready for the school year, but Ana was on campus more than anyone else, almost everyday! JMPS appreciates Ana’s gift of work and time to James Madison. …

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