High School Admissions Process: A Natural Culmination of High Point’s Kindergarten-8th Grade Journey.

By Gary Stern High Point Academy takes great pride in preparing its graduates for success both as scholars and citizens as they embark upon their journey in high school and beyond.  For fifty-three years, offering a strong Kindergarten-8th grade foundation has been our tried and true mission—to awaken the joy of learning in each student. Critical … Continue reading High School Admissions Process: A Natural Culmination of High Point’s Kindergarten-8th Grade Journey.

Kinders Carry on a Tradition in the Spirit of Kindness

By Norma Richman High Point’s kindergarten students spent the weeks leading up to the holidays learning about the importance of helping those less fortunate. They collected new and gently-used jackets of all colors and patterns and packed them into huge boxes for delivery to Families in Transition in Pasadena. While some children raided their own … Continue reading Kinders Carry on a Tradition in the Spirit of Kindness

PANEL DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS AGES AND STAGES

By Norma Richman November’s Parent Education event showcased a new format that proved to be an exciting addition to High Point’s program.  Experts from The Center for Connection in Pasadena addressed issues of stress and anxiety in our children and how to recognize and manage them. Melanie , HPA’s own Social Emotional Specialist, moderated the … Continue reading PANEL DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS AGES AND STAGES

Ghostly Cans for Good

Teachers are always looking for creative ways to teach especially at High Point Academy in Pasadena, California. An opportunity arose to combine art and community service during Halloween for Mrs. Louis Harris' and Mr. Rob Woodward's 5th grade students. An art project was devised by Mrs. Harris for the students to create ghosts by using … Continue reading Ghostly Cans for Good

Junior High Advisory Program

By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High Advisory program is new this year. Advisory groups comprise of one faculty member and around nine junior-high students, from both 7th and 8th grade. The program aims to build peer and teacher-student relationships. On the first Friday of the academic year, the advisory groups met for the first time … Continue reading Junior High Advisory Program

High Point Provides a Toolkit for Parents

By Norma Richman In keeping with the mission of the school, High Point Academy has sought to create a learning community that includes parents, as well as students.  This means that since we, as adults, are our children’s learning models, our attitudes about life-long discovery can inspire our children to take charge of their own … Continue reading High Point Provides a Toolkit for Parents

First Grade Books to Biscuits and Blankets Too!

HPA First Graders Reprise Their Community Engagement Project By Norma Richman For the second year in a row, first graders pitched in once more to fund their favorite cause. In April they read book after book in a pledge drive to earn money for blanket and biscuit supplies—a great lesson in finance.  The goal for … Continue reading First Grade Books to Biscuits and Blankets Too!