Student Spotlights

Meet Jaxon from PS Academy
October 22, 2020

Meet Jaxon, an 8th grade student at PS Academy in Gilbert, AZ. This is his second year at the school and the transition has been like night and day according to his mom, Renee. Jaxon was diagnosed toward the end of fourth grade with Tourette’s Syndrome. At his previous school, the staff didn’t know how […]

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Meet Lexi
September 23, 2020

Meet Lexi, an eighth-grade student at Yuma Adventist Christian School (YACS). Lexi proudly stated, “My grades have gone sky high since I entered YACS, and the teachers take time to make sure you actually get the lesson.” The ratio of students to teacher is much smaller than at her previous school, which allows each student […]

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Meet the Perez Family
August 27, 2020

Sasha Perez is currently a Junior at Loyola University in Chicago and is an Alumni from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix where her brother, Diego is currently in his Junior year. Monica Perez is a single mom; she has worked full time ever since the children can remember to provide for the family.  […]

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Meet Adam from Valley Lutheran in Phoenix
July 31, 2020

Meet Adam and get to know him in his own words. He will be a senior this year at Valley Lutheran High School located in Phoenix. My name is Adam Niyogushima I am an aspiring entrepreneur and a future world changer. I am in the process of becoming a financial professional, I am about one […]

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June Spotlight: Meet Madison from ACCEL
June 22, 2020

Meet Madison, who just completed the second grade at ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills) and is going into her third year at the school. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and severe developmental delay. According to the family, Madison, does not learn at the same speed as everyone else and it […]

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Our May Student Spotlight: Meet Kennedy
May 26, 2020

Meet Kennedy Muller a fifth-grade student at New Way Academy in Phoenix, AZ. She was diagnosed with triple deficit dyslexia and a specific learning disability in reading in 2018. The family had been supplementing her schooling with tutoring and advocating for years with the public schools, but nothing was helping. When Kennedy was officially diagnosed, […]

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Meet Mireya – Where Are They Now Student Spotlight
April 1, 2020

This is a “Where Are They Now” Student Spotlight told from Mireya’s perspective. Over four years ago, as a Senior at San Miguel I made the hardest decision of my life, to move across the country on to attend Georgetown University in Washington, DC. These dreams culminated on May 17th, 2019, when I placed my […]

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Meet Kai
March 1, 2020

Meet our February Student Spotlight: Kai Taras, a sophomore at St. Augustine High School in Tucson. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Kai chose St. Augustine because of its strong academics, small size and the clear evidence of the school’s Catholicity. Kai has made the most of her time at the school, making an […]

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Meet the Hammond Family
February 4, 2020

Meet the Hammond Family who attend the Valley Christian Schools (Valley Christian High School, Valley Christian Jr. High and Valley Christian Elementary). Ethan, the oldest, is a Junior, Elise is a Freshman, Daniel is in 6th grade and Lauren is in 4th grade. Their mom, Nicole is a single mom and chose the Valley Christian […]

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Meet Elsa
November 19, 2019

Meet Elsa an 8th grader at CASAS Christian School in Tucson. She has an interesting story to tell for her Student Spotlight. When I was born, my family lived in China. My parents are linguists who study the minority languages of China, most of which are spoken in remote rural areas. Every few years, our […]

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