Alta Vista High School 

Alta Vista High School graduating senior, AnapaulaBuelna, met with Senator Jeff Flake; Raul Grijalva"s Senior Policy Advisor, Norma Salazar-Ibarra and his Chief ofStaff, Amy Emerick-Clerkin, yesterday in Washington D.C.

Tucson, AZ -- Alta Vista High School graduating senior, Anapaula Buelna, met with Senator Jeff Flake; Raul Grijalva"s Senior Policy Advisor, Norma Salazar-Ibarra and his Chief of Staff, Amy Emerick-Clerkin, yesterday in Washington D.C.
Buelna is experiencing democracy in action as she spends her spring break in Washington D.C. with the Close-Up Foundation. She is the only student representative from Arizona.

Because of Ms. Buelna"s proximity to Mexico, she had hoped to ask questions about immigration reform and how congress "will continue to support alternative charter schools" like hers. However, the new administration is keeping Capitol Hill abuzz with activity and the congressmen were unable to take time to answer her questions.
 
Her interest in political science, as former student body president and her academic strength in American History and Government
classes, support why we are so proud that she is representing AVHS and The Leona Group in Washington D.C.
 
ABOUT ALTA VITA HIGH SCHOOL:

Alta Vista High School in Tucson Arizona is a fully accredited free public charter school that offers a quality education focusing on
math, language arts, science and social studies. The school"s convenient block scheduling and evening classes provide the flexibility
needed to accommodate a wide range of individual scheduling needs.

Alta Vista High School is North Central Association accredited through AdvancEd, governed by the American Charter Schools
Foundation and Managed by The Leona Group. School leader is Alicia Alvarez.
 
ABOUT THE LEONA GROUP:

The Leona Group was founded in 1996 by Dr. William Coats, a national leader in education reform. TLG currently manages over 60
school sites in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and is among the largest education service providers in the United States.
Foundational to The Leona Group is the belief that all children, regardless of ethnicity or economic status, can learn and achieve.
This belief permeates throughout the organization and is vibrant in each Leona-managed school. For this reason, Leona Group schools
are located in primarily urban communities where there is the greatest need for educational choice and opportunity. Leona delivers a quality choice in public school education, focusing on excellence in education in safe, caring environments. Each school program is tailored to the specific needs of its community and demonstrates continual improvement, as measured by increasing student academic achievement in concert with social, behavioral and emotional development. For more information, visit www.leonagroup.com.

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Alta Vista High School 

Alta Vista High School graduating senior, AnapaulaBuelna, met with Senator Jeff Flake; Raul Grijalva"s Senior Policy Advisor, Norma Salazar-Ibarra and his Chief ofStaff, Amy Emerick-Clerkin, yesterday in Washington D.C.