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.
An article written by Great Hearts teacher, Brooke Lucero, for the Express-News in San Antonio
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.
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.
Best in Show - Madeline Liu, Reflections, 10th Grade, Trivium Preparatory Academy
2nd Place Overall - Hope Huisman, Winter Warmth, 8th Grade, Veritas Prep Academy
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.
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.
Congratulations to our 2019 Bard Winner, Endy Dixon from Archway Trivium East, and our runner up, Raina Drewek from Archway North Phoenix.
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.”
The letter, written on August 20, was mailed on August 25 from McCain's Phoenix office.
McCain died the same day.
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”.
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.
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!
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.
Turns out the age-old excuse, “My dog ate my homework,” is true.
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.
The Marley Center for the Performing Arts is officially open on the Maryvale Preparatory campus.
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.
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
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.
It serves as a wonderful enhancement to their athletics program and an opportunity for students to apply problem-solving skills in a creative way.
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.
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!
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!
Students at lunch challenged Aaron Kindel to a Quiz Bowl
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 ?
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.
Fox 10's Cory McCloskey spent the morning at Archway Cicero and Cicero Preparatory to see their school spirit first-hand.
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.
Veritas Prep placed first and third in the Arizona State Tournament.
Trivium Preparatory Academy placed second.
Channel 3 stopped by Archway Glendale to feature the school's "Headmaster for the Day."
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.
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.
Kailee is part of Trivium FFA and is currently a State Officer Candidate for the state of Arizona!
Mitchell Baran, a 7th grader at Great Hearts Monte Vista, is the first Math Counts member from GHMV to make it to State.
Students got to learn about weather and experience science experiments.
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.
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.
Trivium Preparatory Academy senior, Kailee Zimmerman, has worked for the Arizona Beef Council as the Jr. Beef Ambassador for the last two years.
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.
Great Hearts Monte Vista families marched alongside other public, charter, and private schools at the San Antonio MLK March
Here are 4 things you probably don't know about him.
Congratulations to Brennan Weir of Arete Preparatory Academy. The 6'2", 205 pound receiver signed with Illinois Wesleyan University to play football.
Congratulations to Katherine Nagy from Great Hearts Monte Vista. She was a finalist in the “66th Annual San Antonio Express-News Spelling Bee”!
Congratulations to 2022’ Isabel Garcia, Chandler Preparatory Academy's 3A Metro East Region Honorable Mention as voted by the Coaches!
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!
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.
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.
Reunited and it feels so good! Alumni from Veritas Preparatory Academy got together over winter break to get caught up with one another.
Congratulations to Trivium Preparatory Academy senior, Tori Gutierrez. She signed with Boise State University's women’s soccer team on National Signing Day!
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.
Ms. Kienenberger for being selected by the AAPG Foundation as an honorable mention
Overall Record: 9 - 0 - 1
Conference Record: 9 - 0 - 1
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.
Ali was one of 30 students who made it to the semifinal round on the topic “Let us be true to one another”.
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.
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.
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.
Chandler Preparatory Academy's Justine Cooper has been named "Player of the Year" in Arizona's 2A Conference.
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.
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.
Representing House District 115, Elizabeth's ornament was chosen for display on the Texas House of Representative’s holiday tree in Austin.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
2018 AIA Volleyball Bracket Release Show
Brackets for 1A-6A postseason
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.
Mr. Jay from Archway Scottsdale was honored by 99.9 KEZ for being the OUTSTANDING TEACHER of the month for October
Chandler Preparatory Academy's Ali Cohen has been named a Coca-Cola Scholar, one of 150 nationwide from a pool of 97,000+ applicants.
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.
Inga Cotton, a Great Hearts Texas parent, talks about her son's autism diagnosis and the struggle to find a good school for him.
Arete Preparatory Academy won six of its eight regular season games under a freshman quarterback who is among national passing leaders.
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.
“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.”
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
Chandler Preparatory Academy, Glendale Preparatory, and Arete Preparatory Academy were all nominated by Arizona Foothills Magazine
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.
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.
Ariana Dinu, an Archway Scottsdale scholar, rides her bike to school every day.
? The Great Hearts Irving Upper School Choir performs at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new campus! ?
Valeria Duron Hurtado, a student at Chandler Preparatory Academy, is working towards the 2020 Para Olympics, competing in archery.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Arizona’s Teacher Excellence Fund Telethon
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