Tag: Northland Preparatory Academy

NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

| April 16, 2019
NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

The students of Northland Preparatory Academy, number 3300 Sparrow Avenue, are proud to say that they are perfectly abnormal after hosting an event unlike any other in the school’s 23-year history.

To introduce the school’s outgoing eighth-graders to high school, the campus was transfigured into a scene seemingly pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with a Quidditch match and Yule Ball, among other Harry Potter icons.

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

Two Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy seniors are following their hearts for the arts after high school.

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Arizona students looked to make some history at National History Day

| June 21, 2017
Arizona students looked to make some history at National History Day

(Group includes Flagstaff seventh-graders Joy Kim and Ella Downard)

It took months of research, but Flagstaff seventh-graders Joy Kim and Ella Downard were finally able to produce a 10-minute documentary on Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl whose courage and determination to get an education won her the Nobel Peace Prize at age 17. 

“Our bibliography had over 4,000 words and about 80 citations,” Joy said as the presented their project. “It is just a really great accomplishment to just be here right now because we did not think we would get this far.”

“Here” was the National History Day competition last week at the University of Maryland, where the Northland Preparatory Academy students joined more than 3,000 other middle and high school students competing in a range of categories.

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NPA: First run all the way to National History championships. See more education stories here

| May 24, 2017
NPA: First run all the way to National History championships. See more education stories here

In their first attempt at the National History Day contest, two students from Northland Preparatory Academy have made it all the way to the national challenge in College Park, Maryland. But they need a little help getting to the contest.

Seventh graders Joy Kim and Ella Downard won their school and state competitions for National History Day for their documentary on Malala Yousafzai. Yousafzai is a Pakistani girl and Nobel Peace Prize winner who has fought for the education rights for young women.

“We’re really excited because we didn’t think we could make it this far,” said Kim.

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FALA, Northland Prep, Sedona Red Rock High School among Arizona’s top ranked high schools in 2017

| May 3, 2017
FALA, Northland Prep, Sedona Red Rock High School among Arizona’s top ranked high schools in 2017

While Basis Charter Schools captured top rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of publicly funded high schools nationwide, take a look at where other public high schools were ranked.

(Among Northern Arizona schools:

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy was ranked No. 10
Northland Preparatory Academy was ranked No. 13
Sedona Red Rock High School was ranked No. 18)

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Khatibi leaves FUSD board. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| April 5, 2017
Khatibi leaves FUSD board. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

A seat is opening up on the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board. Boardmember Kim Khatibi is leaving the board April 12. Her husband has a new job out of state in Seattle.

Khatibi won her seat on the board by default in August 2014 after she and Kathryn Kozak were the only two candidates for the two open seats on the board. She has two years left on her term in office. The Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey put out a request for applicants on Monday.

Applications for the position have to be turned in by 5 p.m. April 27.

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Northland Preparatory Academy’s ‘Maker Mondays’ among grants awarded to 9 Arizona Afterschool Programs for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

| June 8, 2016
Northland Preparatory Academy’s ‘Maker Mondays’ among grants awarded to 9 Arizona Afterschool Programs for  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Northland Preparatory Academy’s “Maker Mondays” has been selected as one of the grants awarded to Arizona Afterschool Programs for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Nine Arizona afterschool programs will have the opportunity to engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects, thanks to funding from Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence in partnership with Cox Communications.

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STAR School ready to go from off the grid to online. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| November 11, 2015
STAR School ready to go from off the grid to online. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

After being named one of the top “innovative” schools in the country by the education site Noodle.com, leaders at STAR School hope to keep the school moving forward while staying loyal to traditional roots and approaches.

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NPA students spark cereal box change. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| October 7, 2015
NPA students spark cereal box change. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

When a student brought in a cereal box with a graphic explaining the cause of seasons, a Northland Preparatory Academy seventh grade teacher knew something was not right, and set out to change it.

“It’s a common misconception that seasons are caused when the Earth is closer to the sun, but that isn’t true,” teacher Susan Brown said. “On the cereal box, it is implying that distance causes seasons.”

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Auto class brings student to ‘express lane.’ See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| September 9, 2015
Auto class brings student to ‘express lane.’ See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

A Coconino High School junior is spending her Saturdays changing tires and checking oil at Planet Dodge this year.

Ashley Palmer, 16, is the school’s first participant in an apprenticeship program between the school and Planet Dodge. Palmer works once a week at the car dealership during the school year, an extension of the apprenticeship she began over the summer.

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