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Arizona Prep Fall Showcase

Oct 20, 2014 • by Leroy White • West Coast Hoops
 Sandra Day O’Connor HS, located at 25250 North 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85083. 9AM – 10AM PRE-REGISTRATION (CAMPERS CHECK IN)   10AM - OPENING EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS HOSTED BY ANTHONY RAY ARIZONA PREPS (NCAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PRESENTED) More

In The Booth with Curt Bloom

Aug 3, 2012 • by John Battle • Sports and Family Magazine
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"My hope is that when a team member, no matter who they are or for whom they are playing, put that uniform on, they understand how lucky and how privileged they are." More

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A Slow Motion Implosion At K12 Inc.

Sep 10, 2014 • Tucson Weekly
K12 Inc. is a good-sized corporation with schools all over the country (its Arizona Virtual Academy has more than 4,000 students) and a CEO who makes $5 million dollars a year. Arizona's own Craig Barrett—ex-CEO of Intel and Gov. Brewer's right hand ... More

Whither Michelle Rhee? Whither K12 Inc.?

Aug 18, 2014 • Tucson Weekly
Second, K12 Inc., the for-profit, publicly traded online public school corporation which has virtual schools across the country (ours is Arizona Virtual Academy), took its second stock hit in less than a year. From a high of 37.1 in September, 2013, it ... More

K12 Inc. Steps Up Its Ad Blitz

May 5, 2014 • Tucson Weekly
K12 Inc. has been fighting lots of very, very bad publicity over the past few years. Its students are notoriously low performing. Its schools fail to make Adequate Yearly Progress on a regular basis. Our K12 Inc. school, Arizona Virtual Academy, was on ... More

Craig Barrett's K12 Inc. Elephant In The Room

Feb 27, 2014 • Tucson Weekly
He's also on the national board of K12 Inc., a for-profit, publicly traded company that runs a string of online charters including Arizona Virtual Academy. Those kids can't "pass any test." Far from it. The schools have racked up more negative press ... More

3 Arizona students named US Presidential Scholars

May 6, 2014 • KVOA Tucson News
The scholars from Arizona are Anna Han of Arizona Virtual Academy in Phoenix, Rajet Vatsa of Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix and Sarah Sakha of Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. Han lives in Chandler while Vatsa and Sakha both live in ... More

Award-winning pianist Anna Han named U.S. Presidential Scholar

May 12, 2014 • East Valley Tribune
It was a different method than Han, who attends Arizona Virtual Academy, was used to being judged. “I love to perform,” Han said. “To tell a story and be able to bring the audience in, I love that. “It's hard to imagine my life without music. It's ... More

Here's A Money Idea For Charter Schools

Feb 3, 2014 • Tucson Weekly
Prime examples: BASIS charters are run by the for-profit BASIS.ed; More than a dozen Imagine Schools in Arizona are run by Imagine Schools Inc. based in Virginia; Arizona Virtual Academy is run by the publicly traded K12 Inc. (currently trading at $21 ... More

Online schools face questions over quality, effectiveness

Dec 12, 2011 • AZ Central.com
The largest online schools in K-12 lag the state averages among all Arizona public schools in most standardized test scores and in graduation rates. Turnover of students is high, which indicates many students have failed to get traction in mastering ... More

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