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iMentor- Jesse Rosas

The transition between high school and college is definitely something high school students are not accustomed to, especially if they are the first generation from their family attending college. Many of the current students attending Phoenix will be the first generation that attends college and because of this they don’t have the resources to guide them through high school. For the first time, Pho...

Cynthia Rosales – iMentor

Juniors at Phoenix Military Academy have been given the opportunity of having an iMentor. An iMentor is a mentor matched to you based on interests on future careers and hobbies. Jorge Bahena, a current junior at Phoenix Military Academy, is participating in this program. “My mentor’s name is Bobby McDonald and he works at a company called Sales Force. Essentially, he is hired by other compan...

Meet Josiah Romero

Phoenix Military Academy is full of all kinds of students. different races, cultures, and religions. Josiah Romero is a junior at PMA and has a very interesting and positive perspective on life. From a first impression, it is noticeable that he was motivated to be someone in life “I want to be somebody in life. I want my own house, my own car, and I want my own family. I push myself to do good ...

Meet Cinthia Bustos

Phoenix Military Academy is only getting larger as time passes. Everyone focuses on themselves and their groups of friends within their own grade. It is rare that people from different grades are good friends. Senior year is a good year for students here at PMA. They are ready to graduate and seem to be stress free, but that is not the case. Cinthia Bustos, a 17 year old senior, at Phoenix Military...

iMentor-Tiara Fearon

Throughout the first weeks of the 2016-2017 school year, a new program was introduced at Phoenix Military Academy called the iMentor program. The iMentor program was introduced to the juniors to help them get a taste of what college might be for them. The iMentor program is 3 years long, meaning that they will be with their mentor their junior year, senior year, and first year of the college. “iMentor...

iMentor – Briana Clay

This year, the junior class has been lucky enough to receive extra support through their very difficult year, especially with the new SAT testing for CPS. Student Briana Clay has found this to be a very helpful program. The new program, iMentor, is supposed to help the junior in school from junior year to the first year of college. Though some students may think that mentoring is not necessary, it is ...

iMentor – Brian Azarte

Most juniors would say they enjoy working with people who have been in their shoes and are willing to help them do better. Junior Brian Azarte, has used his time with his mentor to get some valuable information he needed. “I’ve learned that getting accustomed to a new life in college is a process for everyone, and learning to get past this obstacle will help you down your path in life,” sai...

iMentor – Kayla Webster

All the juniors in the schools were assigned a mentor for guidance in college. They were assigned these mentors through the program iMentor. “My mentor encourages me to be whatever I want and to explore all my options and make wise decisions that will benefit me,” said Kayla Webster. Webster and her mentor are very alike in many ways. Her mentor’s boyfriend believes the two were sepe...

iMentor – David Cortez

iMentor is a program where each of the Juniors are paired up with professionals who graduated from college. The plan is for them to guide the Juniors through the college application process and give them advice. They will be with them this year, their senior year, and their first year of college. This program has made the way of looking at college different compared to other years. Previously, t...

iMentor – Bryan Castillo

iMentor is a program where juniors are paired up with a college educated mentor who volunteers to help guide their mentee in their journey to college and graduation. iMentor is a program that is helping many students at Phoenix military Academy by giving cadets a friend (their mentor) to help them with the transition from high school to college without little to no struggle. Junior Bryan Castillo is part of the progra...

iMentor – Isaac Martinez

Junior Isaac Martinez is part of the program iMentor at Phoenix Military Academy, their mentors are with them for three years: junior, senior, and college freshman year. It helps them with their last two years of high school and to prepare them for college by meeting up with them to see their progress. iMentor seems like a great program in general because it makes the life of students less complica...

iMentor – William Hernandez

When it comes to preparing juniors for college and their future careers, Phoenix has taken a huge leap forward to make sure its students have exactly what they need for life. The iMentor program was launched earlier in the school year, using the class of 2018 as the guinea pigs for the new curriculum, replacing LaunchU, Bottom Line, Minds Matter, and Chicago scholars as the previous mentorship programs...

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Meet Ivan Ramos

At a small school, many people don’t really get to know about their classmate’s personal life. Many students do not n't get  recognition for their achievements  because they like to leave right after school.  After attending high school for three years junior Ivan Ramos has been a very quiet student. It seems that he likes to keep to himself. He would rather go home and play video games than ...

Meet Lesly Alvarez

Phoenix is full with some of the friendliest, smartest, talented students but not everyone has a chance to meet every single cadet in the school. For example, senior Lesly Alvarez is one of the top 10 students since freshman year. Although she's top 10, her life hasn't always been all about school.  As a 17 year old she still likes to enjoy life. “Most of the time I am busy trying to prepare for my tests and...

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Sophomore year

Sophomore year can be the most stressful year of all. Jose Gonzalez is a sophomore at Phoenix Military Academy who enjoys photography and hopes to pursue a career in photography.   Transition from freshman to sophomore year Gonzalez had a challenge on how to balance school work. “One of the main challenges is keeping myself together because sometimes I get lazy and I do not do my work but I w...

Meet Ismael Eumana the Boxer