This SkoolLive Partner Treats Their Community Like Family

Henry Morales is the Principal for Smart Money Agencies, a full-service Allstate agency in Orange County California.  Henry began his insurance career in 1997, became an Allstate Personal Financial Representative in 2001 and an Allstate agent in Orange in 2003. Today, he enjoys being a trusted Allstate advisor to customers in Orange County and all over California.  His knowledge and understanding of people in his community allow him to assist those making decisions that help protect what matters most: their family, home, car, business, boat and much more.
Henry considers it an honor to give back to his city.  He and his staff are community focused, and are always looking for ways to support their customers and neighbors. His team participates in an annual event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, where over 10,000 people are feed each Thanksgiving. On Halloween, they run an event that raises safety awareness in their community. Henry is an active board member of the local Rotary Club in Villa Park. Being part of Rotary allows Henry to participate in helping make a difference for his local community and around the world. He is a facilitator for the Orange County Housing Authority where he teaches people about homeowners insurance. Henry is also on the board of a local not-for-profit organization, Vita Link, which connects youth with real-life career experiences and helps them find the right career path for their interests and skills and Henry’s Allstate agency is a SkoolLive advertiser on the campus of Villa Park High School. With all ad revenues being shared with its school partners, SkoolLive, like Henry believes in giving back.
In 2015, Allstate ranked Henry’s Agency as the No. 1 business insurance agency in the country among the growing to scale-sized agencies. Plus the Agency has been one of the top five Allstate agencies in this size range for four consecutive years. His team of 12 offers services in English and Spanish. Their offices are located just off the Wanda Road and East Katella Avenue intersection, one block from Villa Park Center.

SkoolLive Proudly Supports Kumon Learning Centers

In 1954 in Japan, a grade 2 student by the name of Takeshi scored poorly in a math test. His mother, Teiko, asked her husband, Toru Kumon, to take a closer look at their son’s school textbooks. Being a high school math teacher, Toru Kumon thought Takeshi’s textbooks did not give children enough practice to be confident in a topic. Mr. Kumon decided to help his son by handwriting worksheets for him to practice. This was the start of the Kumon Method.
By the time Takeshi was in grade 6, he had studied his father’s daily hand-written worksheets for four years and could solve differential and integral calculus problems. Friends and neighbors noticed Takeshi’s achievements and asked Mr. Kumon to help their own children learn with this method. It was through this local word of mouth that the Kumon Method began to spread. In 1958 the Kumon Institute of Education was established in Osaka, Japan. In its first year of operation, Kumon attracted 300 students through recommendations by parents whose children had studied the Kumon Method.
The first Kumon franchise in Tokyo opened in 1962. Kumon franchises were soon opened in the United States of America, Brazil, Germany, Philippines, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and elsewhere. Today there are more than 4 million children of all ages and abilities studying with Kumon in 49 countries.
Kumon is a franchise model with Kumon Education Centers run by a senior Instructor and a team of Center Assistants. All Kumon Instructors are qualified and trained in the teaching of the Kumon method and are supported by Kumon office staff. Kumon Instructors are considered experts in the Kumon curriculum, observing students’ study habits and individualizing the programs to suit a student’s ability.
Kumon Assistants are often past Kumon students with a deep understanding of the method and its goals. Kumon Assistants are trained by Kumon Instructors.
Kumon Franchises advertise on SkoolLive Kiosks at high school campuses local to their Kumon Center.

SkoolLive Welcomes Another Arizona High School

San Luis High School, the most recent to join the SkoolLive Nationwide Network, has the distinction of being the only school on our network and maybe the only school in America whose mascot is the Crotalus cerastes!
The sidewinder, also known as the horned rattlesnake and sidewinder rattlesnake, is a venomous pit viper species belonging to the genus Crotalus and is found in the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
San Luis High School with 2,900 students in the grades 9-12 is located in the city of San Luis, in the southwest corner of Arizona.  San Luis High School opened in 2002 and is part of the Yuma Union High School District.

Welcome to the SkoolLive Network Gila Ridge High School!

We are pleased to announce that Gila Ridge High School, located in Yuma, Arizona is now part of the SkoolLive Nationwide Network!  Gila Ridge is one of the high schools in the Yuma Union High School District.  The school opened to freshman and sophomores for the 2007/08 school year. The school mascot is the Hawks. The school is located on 24th St, which is home to many other schools in the Yuma County District, including Desert Mesa Elementary, Mary A. Otondo Elementary, and Castle Dome Middle School. Gila Ridge is also located west of Arizona Western College.
In May 2010, Gila Ridge High School held its first graduation of students who had started at Gila Ridge as sophomores.  In May 2011, the school’s four-year graduating students became known as the first “100% Hawk” class. Gila Ridge High School also won the City Football Championship title in 2014. The Hawks took the title from the Cibola Raiders who had held the title for the past seven years straight.  Welcome Hawks!

Stay in style with this SkoolLive Partner

Plato’s Closet is not your typical secondhand Clothing Store.  At a Plato’s Closet store you’ll find a huge selection of trendy, designer styles as well as those every day basics you can’t live without – all at up to 70% off mall retail prices!
The company’s business model – they buy gently used teen and young adult style clothing and accessories that are name brands, cool, hip, trendy, clean and in good condition.  With no appointment needed, stores buy every day and will pay on the spot!  They typically buy current styles that are still in the mall.
With over 450 locations across North America, Plato’s Closet continues its reign as the leading national retail store of its kind.  Plato’s Closet has been – “#1 Ranked Teen Resale Franchise” by Entrepreneur Magazine and “#1 Ranked Retail Franchise Investment” by Forbes Magazine.
Across the country, Plato’s Closet franchise owners are advertising on SkoolLive Kiosks on high school campuses local to their store.

SkoolLive admires Cibola High School’s “Commitment to Excellence”

Joining the SkoolLive Nationwide Network are the Raiders of Cibola High School.  Cibola is one of the largest schools in the Yuma Union High School District and is accredited by Advanced Ed. The school opened in 1988 with 1000 ninth and tenth graders. Today about 2,600 students attend Cibola.  The school derived its name from a legend in Spanish history about great and limitless riches in the “Seven Cities of Gold”. Students selected “Raiders” as their school mascot and “Commitment to Excellence” as their school mission statement.
Cibola High School’s academics rank highly and in 1996, Cibola High School was honored as one of three A+ secondary schools for the State of Arizona.  Over 75% of students who graduate from Cibola High School will go onto some other form of secondary education.

Proud to announce this new addition to the SkoolLive Network

Kofa High School, with 2,165 students, located in Yuma, Arizona and a part of the Yuma Union High School District is now “live” on the SkoolLive Nationwide Network.
Kofa was the second high school to be established in the community. The school shares its name with the Kofa Mountains, which were named for the King of Arizona gold mine, discovered in King Valley in 1896 and active from 1897 to 1910. The mine used to stamp its property “K of A”, and is commonly known as the Kofa Mine.  The school draws its mascot, the King, from the mine as well.  Welcome to Kofa High School, proud home of the Kings!