February 27, 2024

Advocating for Excellence at the Capitol

It was a big day at the Arizona State Capitol as Great Hearts and other public charter schools from all over the state of Arizona gathered at Wesley Bolin Plaza for Charters at the Capitol. This annual advocacy day is one of the signature events of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, where hundreds of Arizona’s public charter school leaders,... Read More »

February 26, 2024

Grace’s Journey to 1,000 Points

Grace Howell is a senior at Arete Prep who finished her final high school basketball season by passing the 1,000-point mark, making her the all-time leading scorer at the academy, leaving a school record that will be hard to beat. “The way she can shoot the ball is one of the best in the state, hands down,” said... Read More »

February 22, 2024

College and Career Fair Inspires Success at Maryvale Prep

Maryvale Prep hosted their first annual MVP College and Career Fair, designed for grades 9-12. This inaugural event was the brainchild and spearheaded by Humane Letters teacher Katie Gittins, Ancient & Medieval History teacher Sarah O’Dowd, college counselor Georgy Ayala, and Dean of Academics Anaïs Wolpert. They had the vision of revamping the traditional Academic... Read More »

February 15, 2024

Meet Penny Carpenter: A Maestro’s Journey Through Music and Learning!Meet Penny Carpenter: A Maestro’s Journey Through Music and Learning!

Penny Carpenter attributes her musical abilities to her grandmother. “[She] was a pianist and played virtually everything by ear. She used to play old showtunes and hymns while our family sang along.” Carpenter began her musical journey at the age of six. Accompanying choirs in her youth, she discovered her calling as a music teacher, emphasizing... Read More »

February 14, 2024

Archway Cicero Celebrates Arizona’s Birthday from A to Z

While many celebrate love and relationships on February 14th, the kindergarten classes at Archway Cicero are giving love to Arizona in celebration of its 112th birthday. In true pioneer fashion, the kindergarteners dressed up in their finest southwest cowboy and cowgirl gear as they participated in some interactive and engaging activities while learning more about the 48th state in the... Read More »