We have so many bright and hardworking students at Valor Preparatory Academy of Arizona, and we want to share their stories!
In this student spotlight, we’ll get to know a little about Will Richardson and his accomplishments.
When you ask sixth-grade Valor Preparatory Academy of Arizona student, Will Richardson, what his schedule looks like, you may be surprised to hear his answer. With a wide range of interests and mathematical skills that are far beyond his middle school grade level, he always has something exciting on his plate.
Outside of his time as a student at Valor Prep, Will can be found on the tennis court competing in tennis matches or in a studio acting and auditioning.
At Valor Prep, he socializes with his peers, gets individualized support from teachers, and is challenged in his classes. It is an educational environment where he can excel—both academically and socially.
Having the social time with his peers at Valor Prep is especially important for Will because of his advanced intellect. At just 12 years old, he sits alongside college students in a calculus class at Estrella Mountain Community College, which is located across the street from Valor Prep.
Putting his impressive math skills to the test, Will recently participated in the math competition, MathLeague.org. Hosting more than 400 contests globally, MathLeague.org is the largest network of local and state math competitions for students in elementary, middle, and high school across the U.S. After a tough competition, Will placed fourth.
It’s because of Valor’s hybrid learning model (where classes are partially in-person and partially online) that he has the flexibility to accomplish these goals both in and out of the classroom. He has more opportunities at his fingertips and he’s doing a great job taking advantage of it.
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Will!