Vincent’s family first noticed his learning disability when he was in kindergarten and 1st grade, he struggled with learning letter sounds, reading and his handwriting was nearly unreadable. It felt like everyone had a method to teach Vincent to read, but no one was successful. He was referred to the resource classroom in the middle […]
Meet Filiberto Quintero, a Senior at Yuma Catholic High School. He started there as a Freshman and currently has a 3.78 GPA. He was encouraged by a teacher at his prior school to apply to attend Yuma Catholic High School. Now that he attends Yuma Catholic, Filiberto likes the smaller class sizes and feels that […]
Annette is currently a senior attending San Miguel High School in Tucson, where she started as a freshman through support of the Arizona Leadership Foundation. She really likes the Corporate Work Study Program at San Miguel. She believes it has exposed her to what a professional work setting is going to be like and helped […]
Meet Jacob, a junior at Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS). Jacob has been attending PCDS since fifth grade. He has a 3.98 grade point average and is already looking ahead to college. Here is Jacob’s story in his own words. I chose Phoenix Country Day School because I was unhappy at the old school that […]
Daniel Szymanski ‘s medical journey began at 4 weeks old. As a newborn, Daniel began having seizures. He was immediately admitted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where his family learned about his brain abnormalities, called Polymicrogyria. This was the cause of his seizures (infantile spasms), Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and ultimately his physical and cognitive delays. […]
Noah is currently a senior in high school, who has been attending Intermountain Academy for three years. He is on the Autistic spectrum. Before Intermountain Academy, he went to a public high school where he was in a special education classroom part of the day and in a mainstream class during the remainder of the […]
This is not only a student spotlight, but the story of how a family found the right educational environment at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School. Meet the Stephens family: Silas, the oldest is going into fourth grade, the middle daughter, Journey is going to be in first grade and the youngest, Bravery will start preschool in […]
Meet Ariel Jones she will be in 9th Grade at New Way Academy this fall. She chose this school because it has reading and speech therapy programs. At her previous school, she did not have a lot of services to help with class work and she didn’t feel like she was learning a lot in […]
Leslie is going into 7th grade at St. John the Evangelist in Tucson. Leslie just completed her fifth year at the school. Her mother, Erika, was looking for a Catholic school environment because she thought it would be a better fit for the family. Since the transition to St. John’s, the family has felt more […]
Recently San Miguel High School Alumni, Andreina Valenzuela spoke to a group at Geico’s 15th Anniversary Celebration about how her experience being a recipient of an Arizona Leadership Foundation Scholarship and where she is today. Andreina grew up in what she describes as a lower-income family in the south-side of Tucson. She felt like the […]
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