Tag: Prescott High School

Lots to be learned on road to college. See more education stories here

| November 1, 2017
Lots to be learned on road to college. See more education stories here

As the first generation of her family to be able to go to college, Prescott High School senior Elena Aragon is investing considerable time and effort in figuring out options that will suit her career goals and wallet.

On a Monday evening, more than five hours after her school day ended, Elena and fellow senior Tania Andrade joined with about a dozen parents, a couple attending with their children, to hear a program from a local lawyer and PHS parent, Mitch Padilla, titled “My College Roadmap — Finding the Best College for the Least Amount of Debt.”

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Senior Experience: Signing through his foreign language. See more education stories here

| September 27, 2017
Senior Experience: Signing through his foreign language. See more education stories here

Prescott High School senior Kody Jones needs a foreign language credit to graduate.

To accommodate his class and athletics schedule, Kody opted to enroll in a year-long American Sign Language class at Yavapai College. His mother, Karen, who works in the administration office, encouraged that choice over his other options of two back-to-back semesters of Spanish, or an online foreign language course.

With this option, the scholar/athlete spends two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays after his regular school day learning about this one brand of sign language for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

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Expect More Arizona: New teacher brings passion for science, basketball to Prescott High

| January 25, 2017
Expect More Arizona: New teacher brings passion for science, basketball to Prescott High

In Prescott High School’s Room 511, a group of 25 high school sophomore chemistry students transform into pseudo-forensic detectives as they test four vials of powders with tiny drops of water, iodine and vinegar to discern the culprit in a make-belief murder mystery.

The mastermind behind this plot: first-year teacher Todd Harris Jr., born and raised in the Big Sky state of Montana. At 22, Harris is younger than most of the Prescott Unified School District faculty. He is only a couple years older than his oldest students. Yet Harris’ role as Prescott High School’s newest chemistry teacher is not likely to be mistaken.

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