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From Homeschooling to Brightmont Academy

Saya was an eighth grader being homeschooled by her mom, when she realized she needed a more stable and structured learning environment. Saya is a bright, motivated student who wanted more from her education. While looking into private one-to-one schools, Saya and her mom found Brightmont Academy. For her freshman year of high school, Saya enrolled at Brightmont Academy – …

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RSPS Student Performs at Carnegie Hall

This Summer, Elizabeth Punches, an eighth grader that has attended Rancho Solano since Pre-K4, spent six days on tour in New York City with the Phoenix Children’s Chorus. Because they had been chosen to be a part of Choirs of America, they performed at a variety of locations including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall. Q. So, Carnegie Hall! Tell …

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The Competitive Athletic Advantage – School at Brightmont Academy

When Luke was four years old, he started playing hockey, and a passion was born. Luke was a skilled athlete at an early age and was quickly scouted by numerous teams. Moving from city to city, playing hockey for different clubs, Luke started missing days of school each week to attend games. Luke became concerned he would have to repeat …

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Sixth Grader Talks About His Time at Tesseract

Interview and Photo by Max Springfield Q. How long have you been at Tesseract, and what do you like best about being a Tesseract student? A. I’ve been here for eight years; eight of the greatest years of my life! My friends and teachers have always pushed me to be the best I can be. My teachers are always there …

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Rancho Solano Student Bobby Talks Choir, NJHS, and Running

Bobby Mohan is a seventh grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. He is an active member of the 100 Club and Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue). He has participated in over 50 events in the last two years. Q. How do you know Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton? A. My father was involved with a proposition to help firefighters …

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Future Aviator, Chase, Talks Planes and Coding

Q. What do you like about aviation? A. Flying is very exciting for me. Sometimes, I help fly my dad’s Cessna 206. I’ve learned about keeping the flight level and countering tail winds. I have also stalled the plane by pointing the nose up, and then the plane begins to roll. So far, I’ve helped fly to my Grandma’s house …

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Brightmont Lifts You Up

Before coming to Brightmont Academy, high school was not positive for Sami. She was being bullied by her peers and was constantly being judged and teased. She did not like school and her grades were poor, but she endured it for two years. Finally, at the end of her sophomore year, Sami had enough. She thought about switching to another …

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Tessearct Student, Adam, Talks Some of His Favorites

Interviewed by Mrs. Springfield, his second grade teacher Q. Where were you living last year? A. Last year I was living in Israel. Q. Can you tell me what are some the differences living in Arizona than where you were living? A. Israel is way smaller and I could walk to school.  I could walk to the beach.  It was …

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Rancho Solano Fifth Grader One Step Closer to Achieving Dream of Joining USA Olympic Equestrian Team

Kierra Fox, a fifth grader at Rancho Solano Preparatory School, has just received her first US Equestrian Junior High School Athlete Letter and Certificate for 2016-2017. Q. What sparked your interest in riding? A. My first horseback ride was on my Mom’s Arabian Quarter horse when I was three and I’ve been riding ever since! I own and show my …

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Tori Shines Through Music and Healing

Tori Zollars is a seventh grade student at The Jones-Gordon School. A vibrant, creative part of the JGS community, Tori has many interests and talents. As captain of the JGS cheerleaders, Tori helps lead the JGS Jaguar to victory at basketball and football games. At The School of Rock, a performance-based music school she attends year round, Tori is learning to …

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