Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Karan Has a Passion for Music and Helping Others

Rancho Solano Preparatory School Senior Karan Khosla possesses a myriad of talents ranging from National Merit Semi­-finalist to EPICS Generator first place award winner. While music is Karan’s greatest passion, an impressive list of accomplishments and interests are sure to inspire and challenge future RS graduates. Playing violin for the Phoenix Youth Symphony and the RS orchestra, he began playing the instrument at age …

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Meet Josh, National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

Youth Service America and Festival of Children Foundation announce that Rancho Solano Preparatory School junior, Josh Kaplan, will serve as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. As one of 51 Youth Ambassadors selected from a nationwide pool, Josh will receive funding and training to lead an initiative to create the first soccer program in the greater Phoenix area for youth with and …

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Rancho Solano Senior Balances Biology and Ballet

Nicole Suren joined Rancho Solano 13 years ago when she enrolled as a kindergartner. Graduating this May, Nicole shares her plans. Where are you going to college and what is your major? I recently enrolled at University of Miami! I am entering their marine biology program, which is an automatic double major in marine science and biology with a minor in chemistry. …

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Rancho Solano Preparatory School Student Named Principal Bassist

Morgan Bradford, a RSPS seventh grade student, was named the principal bassist of the Arizona Junior High All-­State Orchestra this year. This selection is quite the honor, but even more so since Morgan just started playing the bass this fall. We caught up with her during a practice session in Chamber Orchestra: Q. How long have you attended RSPS and what music groups …

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Sixth Grade Girls Create Coding Club at Rancho Solano Prep

RSPS technology teacher, Julee Brentwood, made a comment to her sixth grade students that she always wanted to have an “all­-girls computer class” which lead to three girls ‘Triple S’, as they call themselves (Sanya Agarwal, Stella Dillard, and Sofia Trujillo) – turning the idea into a real school club. Why did you start “Triple S”? The club allows girls to feel empowered …

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Shannon Successfully Balances Academics and Athletics

Shannon Gurley, 16, has been a Rancho Solano student since she was four years old, beginning in PreK. Q. You have had some extraordinary experiences as a Rancho Solano student. Could you share some of the most significant? Rancho has provided me with some amazing opportunities and experiences to step outside my comfort zone. During the summer of 2014 I travelled to England …

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Rancho Solano Middle School Students Launch Non­Profit Organization

Daniel Noon and Dave Mohan have taken their participation in Rancho’s EPICS program to unexpected heights. Finding them in the school’s computer lab, they paused to answer a few questions about their entrepreneurial spirit and mission to help underprivileged children. What is EPICS? The Engineering Projects in Community Service Program is a national award­winning social entrepreneurship program where students design, …

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Rancho Solano Student Releases Music Video

Eighth grade student, Ben Emerson, has released his latest music video, Stolen.  Featuring a number of his fellow students and friends, Stolen follows Ben’s first EP of all original songs, Girl of War.  Stolen can be seen on YouTube and Girl of War is available on iTunes and other music download sites. A student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School since …

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Rancho Solano Preparatory School Students Attend Meritas Seminar in Oxford

Shannon and Enida recently attended the Meritas Seminar in Oxford where they, along with other students from across the U.S. and around the world, explored ideas of democracy and discussed contemporary global issues in one of the most prestigious higher learning institutions in the world.  What did you learn about democracy from studying at the Meritas Seminar?  Enida: People’s experiences …

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Triple-threat: The Carson Boys

If your elementary student plays chess in the Valley, it is likely you have heard of the Carson brothers.  Chaz, Dylan, and Jack have certainly made names for themselves in the chess local circuit.  Joining the Chess Club at Rancho Solano Preparatory School in Kindergarten, Chaz and Dylan are quickly filling the family trophy case.  Jack, entering his first tournament …

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