Student Spotlights

Meet Jacob
November 25, 2018

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 […]


Meet Daniel
October 25, 2018

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 Rosario
September 27, 2018

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 […]


Meet the Stephens Family
July 31, 2018

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 […]


Ariel Jones
June 21, 2018

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 Fragozo
May 30, 2018

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 […]


Andreina Valenzuela
April 26, 2018

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 […]


The York Family
March 23, 2018

The York family had previously been home-schooling their children and then tried a local charter school. It turned out to not be the right fit for their family.  The father, Jerimiah York who is a Pastor at Pastor Ridge Christian Fellowship, had done some speaking engagements at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and was really impressed […]


Nini Isabel Preciado
February 22, 2018

Nini Isabel Preciado is a senior at Yuma Catholic High School.  Before she started high school, she had accumulated thirteen college math credits while in middle school by promising that she would strive for an engineering degree in college.  Nini chose Yuma Catholic High School, because she recognized it as a true college-preparatory school; a […]


Giselle Garcia
December 17, 2017

Giselle Garcia is a senior at St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix.  She started there as a freshman after her parents had heard great things about the school and with the help of a scholarship from the Arizona Leadership Foundation.   She admits she was not a fan of the idea of changing schools and leaving […]



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