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Students in Alverno Heights Academy’s Creative Writing class recently wrote and illustrated children’s stories to share with the first grade students at St. Rita Catholic School in Sierra Madre. As a preparation for their writing, Alverno’s Creative Writing teacher Ms. Jannifer Heiner invited St. Rita’s first grade teacher and Alverno Alumna Ms. Ellen Behrens Hoffman […]

A blog by Ms. Giselle Grams, World Languages Department Chair  Recently, our AP Spanish class embarked on a cooking experience; the preparation of the famous Venezuelan arepas. Brief History It has been said that there is nothing more Venezuelan than the arepa. The origin of the arepas is traced back to the Amerindian indigenous that […]

When Lily Murphy of Broadoaks Children’s School set foot on the Alverno Heights Academy campus for her first day of the Academic Conservatory for Middle School Girls, she certainly had no idea that she had just found her home for the next four years. “I first learned about Alverno through a high school night at […]

A blog by Ms. Sandy Bogan, World Languages Department Learning another language has long been a requirement in most high school programs. But did you know that learning a different language will improve your brain function and may even postpone the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? Studies have shown that speaking a second language exercises different […]

Victoria Chen, a junior at Alverno Heights Academy, has earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT, the leading United States admission test that determines college readiness. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class […]

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