Tag: Northland Preparatory Academy

Local Education Spotlight — The CocoNuts Robotics Team. See more local education news here

| January 19, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — The CocoNuts Robotics Team. See more local education news here

If you aren’t already familiar with the innovative, young group that is the CocoNuts Robotics team we are glad to change that. If you are already familiar, stay tuned to learn what they have planned for the future. The first Northern Arizona robotics team of its kind, the CocoNuts were founded right here in Flagstaff at Coconino High School in 2007. Not only have they built exemplarary robots and received many prestigious awards, but are also heavily involved in the community. ​

Let’s take a moment to celebrate these amazing young people that make up the CocoNuts and acknowledge their impact on our STEM community. 

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Local Education Spotlight — PUSD hires medical COVID-19 specialist. See more local education news here

| November 24, 2020
Local Education Spotlight —  PUSD hires medical COVID-19 specialist. See more local education news here

PAGE – As part of its effort to safely return to in-person learning, the Page Unified School District has hired Peter Jones as its Medical Covid-19 Specialist.

Jones will head the district’s COVID Response Team and coordinate the efforts of each schools’ COVID Response Team. In addition, he will work with state, county and local health organizations to bring new information and guidelines to the district and he’ll report back to the health agencies any COVID-related occurrences in the district.

Jones says one of his main objectives is to maintain trust and transparency with Page families and community. “If anyone on campus – student, teacher or staff—tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately communicate this with all our stakeholders,” Jones said.

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Local Education Spotlight — Page Public Library now open. See more local education news here

| November 3, 2020
Local Education Spotlight —  Page Public Library now open. See more local education news here

We can’t wait to see our patrons inside our buildings again. It’s been a long journey and a lot of planning to get to this moment.

“COVID-19 will forever change the Library experience. However, our top-notch customer service and Library rich programming to educate and enrich our community will remain the same.

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Local Education Spotlight: Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

| June 30, 2020
Local Education Spotlight:  Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y).

The council created the annual Child Abuse Prevention Essay contest so that Williams High School Seniors could describe what the community can do to help prevent and respond to child abuse and childhood trauma.

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STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

| June 4, 2019
STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

By Kaitlin Olson • Arizona Daily Sun Whether looking up to the stars or down to microorganisms, creating new technologies or improving existing ones, Flagstaff is home to science, technology, engineering and mathematics enthusiasts young and old who were recognized this week at STEM City’s seventh annual STEM Awards (“STEMMYs”). About 50 community members gathered at […]

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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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