Great Hearts student achieves perfect ACT score

Audrey Beermann, a junior at Glendale Preparatory Academy, is among the less than 1% who received a perfect score on the ACT. Last year, more than 1.9 million students took the college standardized test. Of these students, fewer than 3,800 received a perfect composite score of 36.

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Charter schools step in when ISDs fail

An article written by Great Hearts teacher, Brooke Lucero, for the Express-News in San Antonio

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SARRC, Great Hearts Academies partner for Autism Screening Project

SARRC and Great Hearts are taking an innovative approach through the “Screening In Schools” project that aims to screen students—who may have been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed—by identifying social challenges to then prompt a formal autism evaluation.

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Arizona State University and Great Hearts announce partnership

ASU has appointed a program coordinator for the Maryvale Prep parent and student community that will spend time on the campus each month. The coordinator’s focus is to ensure students and families are aware of the college preparatory services available to them through ASU.

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Great Hearts students win awards at the Young Artist Exhibit at the Tempe Festival of the Arts.

Best in Show - Madeline Liu, Reflections, 10th Grade, Trivium Preparatory Academy
2nd Place Overall - Hope Huisman, Winter Warmth, 8th Grade, Veritas Prep Academy

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Archway Trivium East 5th grader, Srihaas Ghanta, is first runner up in the 2019 Arizona State Spelling Bee!

Srihaas has won the Great Hearts Spelling Bee two years in a row, and became the first Great Hearts student to advance to the State Spelling Bee. He will serve as an alternate for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Great Hearts Texas athletes participated in the Special Olympics

Congratulations to our athletes who participated in the Special Olympics this year, an annual event that gives participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities a chance to showcase their athletic skills. There were 50 Great Hearts scholars from grades Kinder through 6th who competed in the 10, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 meter races.

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Great Hearts Archway Bard Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 Bard Winner, Endy Dixon from Archway Trivium East, and our runner up, Raina Drewek from Archway North Phoenix.

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Great Hearts academies bring back a love of Latin

Latin books are flying off the shelf at Cheever Books in San Antonio, partly due to the study of Latin inside our Great Hearts academies.

“Latin helps students understand the culture and connect that knowledge to our 21st century diverse America.”

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One of John McCain's final acts in office was sending a letter to a new Merchant Marine Academy graduate, and Arete Preparatory Academy (Mesa Prep at the time) alumnus

The letter, written on August 20, was mailed on August 25 from McCain's Phoenix office.
McCain died the same day.

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Great Hearts Texas Board Member publishes book

Congratulations to our Great Hearts Texas Board Member and newly published author Shannon Sedgwick Davis for the release of her book “To Stop A Warlord”.

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Chandler Prep Jazz Band cuts an album

Jazz band students from Chandler Preparatory Academy had a goal to play 20 minutes of entry music before the school's awards assembly. 18 months later they entered the professional recording studio at Grand Canyon University.

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Scottsdale Prep student named as a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Amy Zhou accomplished many things as a high school student including recently being named as a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar! The competition started with nearly 3.6 million seniors; 5,200 students were identified as candidates and Amy became 1 of 621 semifinalists from across the country before ultimately being named 1 of 161 Presidential Scholars!

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3 Veritas Preparatory alumni all decided to go for 3 majors in 4 years

Tristan Gaynor, George Heiler, and Kevin Murphy are all pursuing bachelor of science degrees in finance and supply-chain management. Their third majors are computer information systems for Heiler, business data analytics for Murphy and management for Gaynor. Heiler and Murphy also have minors in real estate.

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When a dog literally eats your homework

Turns out the age-old excuse, “My dog ate my homework,” is true.

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Glendale Prep's Gabby Stallard isn't limited on the softball field

Gabby Stallard, who is 5-foot-3, 90 pounds, is flourishing in her first year playing high school softball with cerebral palsy, a movement disorder she was diagnosed with when she was 4.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Maryvale Prep

The Marley Center for the Performing Arts is officially open on the Maryvale Preparatory campus.

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Scottsdale Preparatory student received the Jenkins Youth Leadership Award

Adway Gopakumar is the only student in the city of Scottsdale to receive this award. His humility and eloquent impromptu speech were extremely impressive to all the guests in attendance.

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Maintaining a perfect 4.0 for four straight years

Ten Chandler Preparatory graduating seniors have the distinction of maintaining a 4.0 grade point average during their entire four years of high school. The weighted GPA behind a 4.0 at Great Hearts if 4.857

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SARRC at work with Maryvale Preparatory

We couldn't be more proud of our team at Maryvale Preparatory Academy, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the continued partnership with Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). With their help, Great Hearts is doing great things for all families.

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Archway Trivium East builds rock climbing wall inside the school

It serves as a wonderful enhancement to their athletics program and an opportunity for students to apply problem-solving skills in a creative way.

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Archway Lincoln comes together to support teachers battling cancer

Nearly 700 Archway Lincoln students participated in the Relay for Life to show their support for their music teacher, Mrs. Rockmaker, who's battling pancreatic cancer.

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Arete Prep Archery Team qualifies for WORLDS!

FOX 10 featured the Arete Prep Archery Team earlier this year as they prepared for Nationals. ? We're happy to let you all know that the team qualified for WORLDS! They'll be going to Nashville in July to participate!

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Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations!

Across our academies, the PSO, parents, businesses, and friends stepped up to make sure our teachers know how much they are appreciated. Thank you for all that you do for our children!

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Great Hearts Texas Superintendent stops by Western Hills for lunch

Students at lunch challenged Aaron Kindel to a Quiz Bowl

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Kindergarteners celebrate the 100th day of school

Kindergartners at Archway Scottsdale celebrated ?days of school by stacking 100 cups, counting 100 snacks, creating 100 gumballs, and dressing up like 100-year-olds. We love celebrating this kindergarten milestone ?

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Chandler Prep senior receives prestigious scholarship

Smith College has selected Chandler Preparatory Academy's Emily Drennan as a 2019 /2020 recipient of the The STRIDE program scholarship that also includes a paid research position with a Smith professor beginning in her freshman year.

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Fox 10 Visits Archway Cicero and Cicero Preparatory

Fox 10's Cory McCloskey spent the morning at Archway Cicero and Cicero Preparatory to see their school spirit first-hand.

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Highlights from the Great Hearts Spelling Bee

These kids can S-P-E-L-L! Check out some of the toughest words these spelling bee champions faced at the Great Hearts Spelling Bee.

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Great Hearts takes top 3 spots in the Arizona Mock Trial State Tournament

Veritas Prep placed first and third in the Arizona State Tournament.
Trivium Preparatory Academy placed second.

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Archway Glendale 3rd grader gets to "RULE THE SCHOOL"... for a day

Channel 3 stopped by Archway Glendale to feature the school's "Headmaster for the Day."

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Veritas Prep alumnus awarded fellowship

Joe Heiler graduated with honors from Veritas Prep in 2009, and then played basketball at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. He earned a bachelors degree in biology and a masters in biomedical informatics from Arizona State University.

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Chandler Preparatory Academy has 3 National Hispanic Scholars

Chandler Preparatory Academy has 3 National Hispanic Scholars: Dashenka Madsen, Olivia Vilaboy and Sophia Berberian. These students scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers and have been invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

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Trivium Prep Senior wins Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer

Kailee is part of Trivium FFA and is currently a State Officer Candidate for the state of Arizona!

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Great Hearts Monte Vista student makes it to state

Mitchell Baran, a 7th grader at Great Hearts Monte Vista, is the first Math Counts member from GHMV to make it to State.

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CBS 5 took their Weather Road Show to Archway North Phoenix

Students got to learn about weather and experience science experiments.

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? Great Hearts had three distance runners go under 10 minutes in the 3200m race

Two athletes, Adam Whitehead (Arete Preparatory Academy) and Jordan Black (North Phoenix Preparatory Academy), had two of the best performances ever in Division 4 history.

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3 Scottsdale Prep students competed at the 2019 USA Taekwondo US Open

All three students are members of Arizona PRIDE Taekwondo (official State team of Arizona). Naomi Oh brought home the Gold in a division that had 60 athletes from all over the world.

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Trivium Prep senior chosen to serve as the Sr. Beef Ambassador of Arizona

Trivium Preparatory Academy senior, Kailee Zimmerman, has worked for the Arizona Beef Council as the Jr. Beef Ambassador for the last two years.

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Veritas Prep senior signs her Letter of Intent

Kylie Hall will be playing soccer for Emory University in Atlanta, GA next year. In her 3 years of playing at Veritas, she had 73 goals and 41 assists.

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Representing Our Charter School at the San Antonio MLK March

Great Hearts Monte Vista families marched alongside other public, charter, and private schools at the San Antonio MLK March

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Get to know Lincoln Preparatory Academy's headmaster, Dr. Ben Mitchell

Here are 4 things you probably don't know about him.

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Arete Prep senior signs with Wesleyan University

Congratulations to Brennan Weir of Arete Preparatory Academy. The 6'2", 205 pound receiver signed with Illinois Wesleyan University to play football.

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Great Hearts Monte Vista student proves she can S-P-E-L-L

Congratulations to Katherine Nagy from Great Hearts Monte Vista. She was a finalist in the “66th Annual San Antonio Express-News Spelling Bee”!

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Chandler Prep student receives honorable mention

Congratulations to 2022’ Isabel Garcia, Chandler Preparatory Academy's 3A Metro East Region Honorable Mention as voted by the Coaches!

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Veritas Preparatory student takes first place in the Quarter Finals of the English Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Competition

Alex Weisskopf performed a monologue from The Winter's Tale and Sonnet 18, competing against schools all over the Valley. She will now be representing the state of Arizona to compete against the best in our nation in NYC in late April--at the Lincoln Center no less!

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Members from the Arete Prep Advanced Archery team is headed to the National Competition

Arete Prep Coach George Portillo earned high honors at the state competition, taking home NASP’s (National Archery in the Schools Program) Coach of the Year Award. Coach Portillo has done an incredible job growing the Archery program at Arete Prep.

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High school students at Scottsdale Prep explain why it's so important to learn CPR... at any age.

Less than 20% of Americans are equipped to perform CPR during a medical emergency. But here at Scottsdale Prep, we're working to change that. All of our high school students are being trained in CPR.

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Veritas Prep alumni reunite over winter break

Reunited and it feels so good! Alumni from Veritas Preparatory Academy got together over winter break to get caught up with one another.

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Trivium Prep senior signs with Boise State

Congratulations to Trivium Preparatory Academy senior, Tori Gutierrez. She signed with Boise State University's women’s soccer team on National Signing Day!

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Chandler Prep student receives Girl Scouts Gold Award.

One of Alyssa’s greatest passions is fostering kittens for the Arizona Humane Society (AHS). This passion guided her in developing her project for her Girl Scouts Gold Award.

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Arete Prep teacher receives honorable mention for the 2019 Teacher of the Year program

Ms. Kienenberger for being selected by the AAPG Foundation as an honorable mention

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Scottsdale Prep girls soccer A and B teams win the Great Hearts Middle School League Championship

Overall Record: 9 - 0 - 1
Conference Record: 9 - 0 - 1

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Veritas Prep wins the 2019 Great Hearts Middle School League Championship in soccer

We strive for excellence on and off the field, providing an experience that shapes our athletes to be better people. The best measure of success of a Great Hearts athletic program is found in the character of the athlete it produces.

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Chandler Preparatory Academy Senior Ali Cohen represented the United States at the English Speaking Union in Hangzhou, China

Ali was one of 30 students who made it to the semifinal round on the topic “Let us be true to one another”.

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Trivium Prep seniors recognized as National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Carlos de Guzman and Ryan Jacobs were honored for this accomplishment during an assembly and will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2019.

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Anthem Prep baseball teams wins the Great Hearts Middle School League baseball championship

Through an education that extends beyond the classroom, Great Hearts educates the entire individual, mind and body at the Elementary, Middle and High School level.

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Great Hearts student blogs from Washington D.C.

The Senior Trip is a long-standing and capstone experience. Students explore together their heritage contained in great art and architecture, scientific and technological marvels, religious, political and cultural achievements in and around the Federal City, Washington, D.C. and in Virginia.

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Chandler Prep athlete named "Player of the Year"

Chandler Preparatory Academy's Justine Cooper has been named "Player of the Year" in Arizona's 2A Conference.

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Anthem Prep senior joins the Women's National Team

Anthem Prep’s Makayla Roe has been invited to join the Women’s National Team for training camps on behalf of the United States Soccer Federation and the U-18/U-19 Women’s National Team.

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The Veritas Preparatory Mock Trial teams placed 15th and 16th in New York at the World Championship

Emily Gates received an exceptional recognition, being selected as the 4th best advocate in the world. Isabella Barrett and Claire Harris were recognized as two of the top 15 witnesses at the world championship.

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Great Hearts Irving’s Elizabeth Godinez ornament was chosen for display on the Texas House of Representative’s holiday tree in Austin

Representing House District 115, Elizabeth's ornament was chosen for display on the Texas House of Representative’s holiday tree in Austin.

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Cicero Prep student takes 1st place at Science Fair

6th Grader Caitlin Ulreich-Power, from Cicero Preparatory Academy, took 1st place at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair in Chemistry for the elementary division.

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Veritas Prep tennis player not letting his disability slow him down

“To really think about the impact he has made … It really just blows my mind to really think about what he is going to continue to do as he obtains a college degree.”

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Scottsdale Prep student won first place nationally in an essay writing contest

Udi, a Scottsdale Prep student, participated in an essay writing contest by American Geosciences Institute for Earth Science week and won first place nationally. This years topic was “Finding Art in Earth”. They had to write a 300-word essay on how elements of nature have influenced art. Udi wrote about the art of writing.

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The Great Hearts Gala raised more than $500,000 in support of our teachers

Funds raised at the Gala will help us address the critical need for more high-quality teachers in Arizona and will help provide professional development programs for over 1,000 teachers throughout the Valley.

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North Phoenix Prep’s volleyball team was featured on the AIA Volleyball Bracket Show

2018 AIA Volleyball Bracket Release Show
Brackets for 1A-6A postseason

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Trivium Prep Athlete Selected for Prestigious Honor

Great Hearts is excited to announce one of its students is part of the 2019 Valley of the Sun Chapter National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Class. Richard (Max) Hirth III is a senior at Trivium Preparatory Academy, in Goodyear.

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Mr. Jay is recognized as an outstanding teacher for the month of October

Mr. Jay from Archway Scottsdale was honored by 99.9 KEZ for being the OUTSTANDING TEACHER of the month for October

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Chandler Prep student receives national scholarship

Chandler Preparatory Academy's Ali Cohen has been named a Coca-Cola Scholar, one of 150 nationwide from a pool of 97,000+ applicants.

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Trivium Prep FFA Student Cole Lozon Places Top 3 in National FFA Agriscience Fair

Trivium Preparatory Academy’s Cole Lozon placed in the top 3 for Environmental Sciences in the Agriscience Fair at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cole finished 2nd in the final placements within the Environmental Sciences division of the competition.

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Inga Wanted More For Her Son

Inga Cotton, a Great Hearts Texas parent, talks about her son's autism diagnosis and the struggle to find a good school for him.

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Arete Prep finding success behind freshman QB McClelland

Arete Preparatory Academy won six of its eight regular season games under a freshman quarterback who is among national passing leaders.

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Veritas Prep's Middle School Elite Choir earns a superior rating

This is the second time the Veritas Preparatory Academy Middle School Elite Choir earned a Superior rating at the Arizona ACDA Junior High-Middle School Choral Festival, the highest possible rating at the event. Their performance, under the guidance of music teacher Mr. Dominguez, received exemplary compliments from not only their clinicians, but many teachers in the Arizona Choral community as well.

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Trivium Prep is 8-0, ranked No. 2 in 1st 2A season

“The kids are excited but have a humility about them,” Spencer said. “We still have more work to be done. We are never satisfied. They always want more whether in school or on the field. They like a challenge and pushing themselves to be better.”

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Chandler Prep drummer will go on tour this summer

This summer Isaac, a Chandler Preparatory Academy Junior, will begin a 2 month tour with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. He will tour more than a dozen cities in multiple states. Isaac also plays in the CPA orchestra and plans to continue his musical career in college. #band #music

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3 Great Hearts academies were nominated for best private or charter school

Chandler Preparatory Academy, Glendale Preparatory, and Arete Preparatory Academy were all nominated by Arizona Foothills Magazine

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Chandler Prep coach, QB make it to Globe after released from hospital, inspire team to victory

Chandler Prep’s head football coach spent two days in a hospital to get his blood sugar levels under control (it was over 600) after he was diagnosed with diabetes. He was released Friday after the team had boarded a bus and began to make its way to Globe. Goodman pulled into the parking lot during the opening kickoff and led the Titans to victory.

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Arizona high school kicker leaves game to catch flight, misses out on shot at state record

Arete Preparatory Academy's senior kicker, Frank Kalogirou, was 11 for 11 on extra points before he had to leave in the fourth quarter to catch a flight to Haiti. "He informed me before our first game that he had planned a church mission trip to Haiti during our fall break and would miss the last regular-season game," coach Clinton Smith said.

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Ariana Dinu was the youngest rider in the Tour de Scottsdale

Ariana Dinu, an Archway Scottsdale scholar, rides her bike to school every day.

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Great Hearts Irving choir performs

? The Great Hearts Irving Upper School Choir performs at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new campus! ?

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Chandler Prep student works towards the 2020 Para Olympics

Valeria Duron Hurtado, a student at Chandler Preparatory Academy, is working towards the 2020 Para Olympics, competing in archery.

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Joselynn Edwards qualified for the Junior Olympics in synchronized swimming

Trivium Preparatory Academy's Joselynn Edwards qualified for the Junior Olympics in synchronized swimming and competed at state prior to the Junior Olympics. At state, she won gold in the team event and bronze in individuals. At the Junior Olympics, this summer in Oxford, OH, her team placed 23rd in the nation.

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Great Hearts Announces Newest Campus in Northwest San Antonio

Mr. Jason Doughty has been named the academy’s founding headmaster and brings with him years of experience with the Great Hearts classical, liberal arts mission, and an excellent track record in school leadership.

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Chandler Prep alumna Emily Michael discusses her current work in the Peace Corps

After graduating from The University of Arizona in 2016 she joined the Peace Corps. Emily is an Education Volunteer in Uganda, serving as a Literacy Specialist at a primary school in Arua, West Nile region.

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Why every child deserves a Great Hearts education

Maryvale Preparatory Academy's headmaster, Mac Esau, stood in front of 400 new Great Hearts teachers and explained why every child deserves this type education

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❗️HOT TAMALES❗️at Archway Cicero

Every April students at Archway Cicero sneak into Headmaster Matt Vlahovich’s office to “decorate”. This year Hot Tamales were everywhere! He’s a good sport about it. Plus, the scent of cinnamon radiated the halls… can’t go wrong with that. In previous years his office has been filled with sticky notes and balloons.

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