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
A child who plays with blocks may be a future architect. A child who marvels at computer parts may be a future engineer. And a child who learns through hands-on experiences will learn how to navigate the world. Just like a book opens up a world of possibilities, a Makerspace invites a child to create … Continue reading The Making of a Makerspace
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
Mr. Zack Davis is bringing a new focus to the art program at High Point Academy. The Fine Arts and Design curriculum will encourage the development of artistic behaviors, including but not limited to, creative thinking, problem solving, and innovation.
By Norma Richman One dollar at a time, one lick at a time, High Point’s lucky students learned once again how rewarding it is to help those less fortunate than themselves. For the second year in a row, lunch-time sales of popsicles went through the roof. More than 1,000 sweet treats were dished out to … Continue reading Sweetness Redux
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
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
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!
By Norma Richman Even something as simple as a little pen pal note can brighten a day, and when it comes in a gift bag—what could be better? This lesson was on the minds of High Point’s second graders as they crafted colorful pouches and filled them with life’s necessities. Students collected travel-size shampoos, mouthwash, … Continue reading Second Graders Learn A Lesson In Kindness: A Little Help Goes A Long Way
By Norma Richman One shovel at a time, High Point students did battle with stinging nettles and hostile shrubs to make the world safe for hikers and their four-footed friends. In May, Eaton Canyon Nature Center once again provided an opportunity for our sixth graders to tame the unruly paths that meander around the canyon. … Continue reading Super Heroes of the Environment