Phoenix Academy High School is proud to host a garden club for students to grow vegetables and make salsa to sell at the local market. In the fall, students learned to make salsa by trying several recipes and creating one of their own. Students also planted garlic, weeded and mulched the garden to get it ready for the spring. In the Spring, students will plant their own vegetables to create the salsa themselves. The salsa will later be sold in a local market to help teach the students business skills.
Educational Benefit: Students will learn the entire process of gardening, the patience required to nurture the food until it is ready for harvest, as well how to package and market a food product. In addition, the funds generated from the program will be used to continue the program as well as provide assistance to some of our struggling families.
This is a very exciting time at Phoenix Academy High School. Please stop by for a visit.
Phoenix Academy High School students and staff joined East Chapel Hill High School students and staff on a field trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. Students were able to see each of the animals in an area that is similar to their natural habitats and participated in discussions with other students and staff concerning the operation of the zoo and how the zoo contributes to the ecology of animals in the world. For many of our Phoenix Academy High School students this was their first time attending the North Carolina Zoo and almost all of them expressed their appreciation for being able to participate in the field trip.
One of the primary focus for Phoenix Academy High School is to ensure our students are able to be exposed to as many experiences as possible. We recognize the importance of contributing to the total development of each child. Affording the students the opportunity to participate with other schools as well as have a unique experience such as going to the zoo ensures we are continuing to have a significant influence of their total growth.
This year our students were presented with another opportunity to make a significant contribution to the community. The UNC School of Medicine is now working with our students in a very unique and extremely important program. Each week our students work with members of the UNC medical team in the socialization process for the dogs they train to become service animals. The students are charged with assisting the dogs in their adjustment to different people and personalities.
2015 Graduates of PAHS Include:
Ulises Barajas Perez
Brandhom Rodriguez Lopez
Julio Guevara Alfaro
Omar Godinez Cuevas
M. J. Craig
Jessica Parra Miranda
Claudia Saavedra Gonzalez