Pint-Sized Service Learning Starts with Empathy By Norma Richman “It made me feel good because when you help someone else, it makes you feel good too.”—Connor R., age 5 Franklin C., Blake Y., Connor R. Jenna B., Jaanvi P. Continuing our tradition of Community Engagement, the youngest students at High Point Academy collected new and … Continue reading Kindergarteners Kick Off a Year of Giving
By Cheryl Stern With the arrival of GivingTuesday comes the opportunity to show generosity and spread kindness – and to inspire others to do the same. We are proud that the High Point community embraces this giving spirit on a regular basis and would like to reflect on just a few of the ways our … Continue reading HPA’s Vision for a Better World
By Colleen Zeiss The High Point community joined Rise Against Hunger in its fight against hunger. On Friday, November 18th, students helped to package meals for children and adults who face hunger across the globe. We partnered with Rise Against Hunger to package 10,584 meals! The packaging event took place in the music room, and … Continue reading HPA Rising to the Challenge
Balloon animals and a bounce house, the BIG slide, face painting, In-N-Out, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and Gordo’s tacos… what’s not to love about the High Point Fall Family Picnic? The HPA community came together for a beautiful afternoon on Veteran’s Day to play games, enjoy lunch, and spend time with fellow families. Kids immediately made a … Continue reading Fall Family Picnic FUN!
By Joey Campanella For the past two months since we began the 2022-2023 school year, I have had the pleasure to observe so many amazing things on campus that have served to confirm what I have known for some time now–that High Point Academy is a very special school with an outstanding academic program and … Continue reading Head of School – Eagles Soar!
"We do this every year and it's one of the highlights of 6th grade hands down. I believe it's a more meaningful experience for students to have that hands-on learning outside in nature with their teachers. It's powerful for us as well." ~Sarah Nguyen In October the 6th grade packs up and travels to AstroCamp's … Continue reading 6th Grader Adventures At AstroCamp
By Tanya Potts Our sixth-grade Girl Scout troop thanks the High Point community for supporting our donation drive this September! The drive was one of the three projects we did as part of our Bronze Award where we focused on helping seniors. Thanks to you, we collected many hygiene essential items that will be used by the Pasadena Senior … Continue reading We are doing more with your support!
By Anna Parsons-Lamb In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Culture enrichment class sold “Pulseras” or colorful bracelets made by artists from Guatemala and Nicaragua. Each bracelet cost $7.00. Sales took place October 4th-7th. In four days the Hispanic Culture enrichment class raised $2390 in proceeds to donate to the Pulsera Project artists and their … Continue reading Hispanic Culture Enrichment Class – Pulsera Project Success!
“My K-8 experience at High Point Academy was my foundation to strive towards excellence in everything I do.” By Norma Richman My Brief Bio— It was just a few months ago that I graduated from the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) as a Second Lieutenant. I am currently going through a six-month training session at … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Krystal Irwin (2014)
Easing back to school for a new year, it's always fun to hear what teachers did over the summer. Gintaras Valiulis, Junior High Co-Director & History Teacher, traveled to Savannah, Georgia with teachers from throughout the U.S. I had the opportunity to tour a great historical city with amazing company. As we journeyed around this beautiful … Continue reading Savannah Summer Visit