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Learn About AOI
The mission of AOI is to provide a flexible and accommodating learning environment to inspire students to be champions of their own learning.
With the AOI online program, you are in the driver’s seat of your own education. With both full-time and part-time options, the needs of both traditional and nontraditional/working students are met. Students are expected to work 30 hours a week on their courses but no specific daily hours are required- work on weekdays or weekends!
Please take the time to explore our website, which provides you with useful and helpful information, as well as many community and school resources for both students and parents.
We look forward to getting to know you and your student this year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s educational program, please contact us.
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Ponderosa prides itself on providing unique, interesting and curriculum-based field trips for all of our students. These day-long activities are based on a semester-long theme and serve to further ground our studies in hands-on academic opportunities, such as water sampling at Beaver Creek, cross-country skiing on the San Francisco Peaks or hiking the Grand Canyon.
Service Learning Day
Curriculum at Ponderosa High school intertwines the foundations of sustainability, service and empowerment into all its subjects, and the school-wide service-learning day was created to allow students the opportunity to serve their community in a hands-on capacity. Students volunteer at local non-profits and have worked to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, stock shelves at Goodwill, produce food boxes at St. Mary’s Food Bank, or plant trees in the Schultz Pass burn area with the Forest Service.
Community Learning and Internships
Nowhere is our commitment to community service more obvious than the internship program developed in partnership with the Coconino Career Centerto give PHS students valuable 21st century skills while benefiting many of the local organizations and businesses which serve our community.
Collaborations and Partnerships
Over nearly a decade, Ponderosa High school has worked to build and maintain collaborations and relationships with many agencies, businesses and leaders to provide a unique educational experience for our students. Some of these include:
Coconino Community College
Northern Arizona University
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Arizona
United States Forest Service
Arizona Trails Foundation
Arizona Conservation Experience
Coconino County Career Center
Flagstaff Cultural Partners
Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona
Humane Society of Northern Arizona
Arizona Department of Game and Fish
Flagstaff Food Link Network
City of Flagstaff
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AOI Online Program Staff
Meet Our Faculty
Lauren Genevro – Social Worker
Ms. G is the Social Worker at PHS. She is a two-time graduate from Northern Arizona University who...
Noah Cordova – Math Teacher
Noah Cordova graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education Mathematics from Northern...
Robin Pete – District Administrator & Ponderosa High School Principal
Relatively new to Flagstaff, Robin Pete has spent most of her life on the Navajo Reservation,...
Leah Claw – Teacher
Joined CCASD in October of 2018. Graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in American...
Ken Linck – Teacher
I am Ken Linck, a teacher, husband, and father in Flagstaff. In the last thirty years, I've had...
Josh Armstrong – Science Teacher
Mr. Armstrong teaches Biology and various creative electives at Ponderosa. He has been teaching...
Emily Morton – Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Morton has been in the field of education for 16 years. She received her BA degree in Liberal...
John Taylor – Greenhouse Consultant & Instructor
John Taylor is a gardener and educator born and raised in Flagstaff, AZ. He received a Bachelor’s...
Megan Walker – English Teacher
Dr. Walker has been teaching English Language Arts since 2004. Her teaching experience includes...