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Sequoia Schools Headlines & Features

Students at Sequoia Pathway Academy in Maricopa, Ariz., will soon have to correctly answer at least 60 of 100 basic civics questions to graduate. Credit Jarod Opperman for The New York Times
States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid
Posted on 01/27/2015
Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White’s government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students — and all others in Arizona — will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens, a multiple-choice exam that includes such questions as “What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?” and “What did Susan B. Anthony do?”  more
ACAA's Mr. Berger is Awarded KNIX Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week
ACAA's Mr. Berger is Awarded KNIX Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week
Posted on 01/22/2015
At 10:00 this morning, KNIX radio and Fulton homes surprised Adam Berger with the Teacher of the Week award. He received $300.00, a bag of goodies and a clock. He was nominated by Miki Beyries. I have attached her letter. If you see Adam be sure to congratulate him! Nice job Adam!!!  more
Mrs. Brame's Sixth Grade Class Wins $3,000 Grant in Lexus Eco Challenge
Mrs. Brame's Sixth Grade Class Wins $3,000 Grant in Lexus Eco Challenge
Posted on 01/22/2015
Congratulations to our 6th grade team! Together with their teacher, Mrs. Brame, they competed in the Lexus Eco Challenge and won a $3,000 grant for the school’s recycling program! Great effort 6th grade!  more
Arts education lagging in Pinal County
Arts education lagging in Pinal County
Posted on 01/13/2015
A new report from the Arizona Commission on the Arts says access to arts education – which includes dance, music, theatre and visual arts – has improved in recent years, while noting more than 115,000 students still lack access to highly qualified art teachers, particularly elementary and charter school learners.   more
Sequoia Charter Receives State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant to Link Classroom Learning to Community Problem-Solving
Sequoia Charter Receives State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant to Link Classroom Learning to Community Problem-Solving
Posted on 01/09/2015
The Sequoia Charter School Cooperative Community Task Force, which is comprised of students, faculty, PTO, and the Sequoia Schools Health and Wellness Committee, at Sequoia Charter School in Mesa, AZ has received a State Farm Student Achievement Grant to lead their students in a semester-long service and learning project to address health, poverty, hunger, and homelessness in their community.  more
Maricopa girls basketball head coach Jenn Miller stepped aside from coaching duties at the end of the 2013-14 season after nine years at the helm. She compiled a 140-82 record.
Lady Pumas featured in's Year in Review
Posted on 12/31/2014
No. 1 – Lady Pumas finish as runners-up at state Sequoia Pathway Academy’s girls basketball team made the 2A CAA state championship game in March, which represented a high-water mark in the program’s history. The Lady Pumas fell 40-34 to Gilbert Early College in the title game but proved they were as good as any team in a back-and-forth battle. Junior Hannah Reynolds scored a team-high 13 points in the championship game, and she earned praise from Pumas head coach Nate Wong for continuously hitting big shots and for encouraging her teammates, even after fouling out of the game. “She’s a warrior,” he said. “She understands that in order to get better, you have to go through uncomfortable situations like this.” A trio of Estrada sisters, Alyssa, Alexis and Jessie – played a huge role in the team’s success all year long, leading the Pumas to a 16-3 record.  more

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Sequoia Charter Schools - Where Every Child Is Known

The Sequoia Charter School District was founded on these simple core values: 

  • We know every child and we exist to meet their needs. 
  • We respect and we are kind and courteous to all people, at all times and in all communications. 
  • We lead by agreement. 
  • We continually strive for excellence. 

Sequoia Schools was founded in 1996 with the intent of working together WITH families in the education of their children in an environment where every child is know by all of the staff in a very positive environment with high expectations. Too often young people do not feel accepted and fall through the cracks in many of the very large schools found in our communities today. Furthermore, meeting the needs of young people is further complicated by the fact that a majority of children are raised by a single parent, where often the single parent is not always available to provide the educational and nurturing support needed at home.

Therefore, the working relationship of the family and the school is critical to the success of the student. As most people realize, lots of quality communication and trust is vital for the success and happiness of each student.

Passport to Education 2nd Annual Children First Academy Gala Event Fundraiser

"We thank all who attended, donated, volunteered and participated to make our Gala Event a successful evening for all! -- See you next year!"

--Sharyn Logue
Executive Director
Children First Foundation

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