The Jones-Gordon School, formerly OTA

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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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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Eighth Grader, Dominic, Succeeds at Jones-Gordon School

Dominic Bea is an eighth grader in his first year at Jones-Gordon School (JGS). He has been to many schools in the past few years, including a brief period where he was home schooled. He has traveled extensively, and has come to find a home here at JGS. Q. What is your favorite thing about JGS? What do you think …

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Eight Grader, Bennett, Succeeds at Jones-Gordon School

Bennett is intelligent and a creative thinker who loves to learn in an environment where he feels supported by teachers and staff members. Q. What makes The Jones-Gordon School feel like the right school for you? A. I like it here because all of the teachers are nice and I’m able to get work done. Having one-on-one time with the …

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Annie Talks About Her Love of Horses

If you visit the Jones-Gordon School in Scottsdale, you will find caring teachers, a whole lot of animals, and a charming 5th grader named, Annie. Annie should be considered a part of the school welcoming committee! She greets new individuals on campus with genuine enthusiasm and makes everyone feel at ease right away. Her smile is contagious, and her friendly …

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Jones-Gordon School Senior, William Hetz, Talks Academics

William Hetz has enjoyed a lifetime of academic rigor as a scholar attending private schools in Massachusetts. Looking for an opportunity to use his leadership skills, creativity, and to explore his post-high school options, William’s parents looked to their home state of AZ and found The Jones-Gordon School. Now a Senior, William is thriving in the supportive environment while he …

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JGS Eighth grader, Noah Forman, Talks Flag Football and School

  In many classrooms at The Jones-Gordon School you will find project-based learning. Eighth grader, Noah Forman, is a fan of this method of learning and takes pride in his recent Baseball project for the Spring JGS Talent Showcase and Poetry Reading. Noah is one of the hardest working students you will know. He is eager to learn, kind, and very very funny. …

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Mick Talks Football and his School

Jones Gordon School (JGS) is known for its safe, nurturing environment. Students like seventh grader, Mick Bahu, is a big reason JGS has this reputation. Mick is a leader with a kind heart for everyone, especially underdogs. He will find a person in need of a friend and help that person feel cared for and accepted. Because Mick is so …

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Addyson Talks Gymnastics and her Love for Pigs

Addyson takes a focused, positive, and thoughtful approach to all that she does. Whether working on her long-term project for the JGS Talent Showcase, or assisting others in her classes, Addyson is a hard-worker who consistently puts forth her best effort. She is always happy to help anyone. Sometimes you will see her helping classmates, and other times she helps …

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Jones-Gordon Student, Pierce, Finds Success In and Out of the Classroom

One of the first things people usually notice about Pierce is his smile—it’s hard to miss, since he is always smiling! Pierce (and his grin!) have been a welcome addition to The Jones-Gordon School. When asked about him, Pierce’s teachers enthusiastically mention Pierce’s positive, upbeat attitude; friendliness; strong work ethic; eagerness to learn and to help others to do the …

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