Baking Up A Tradition In First Grade

By Norma Richman STUDENTS CREATE TREATS FOR DESERVING PUPS OF ALL SIZES “It’s not about making money. It’s about helping the dogs. The shelter has dogs so they can find new homes. We made dog treats for all kinds of dogs.”—Anne D., age 7 Wrapping up the year of Community Engagement at High Point Academy, … Continue reading Baking Up A Tradition In First Grade

Not Just an Ordinary Bake Sale

By Norma Richman HPA’s Fifth Grade Students Raise Money to Buy Gifts for Residents at Ronald McDonald House Pasadena “It’s important to do community service because we’re helping out children in need in a positive way. We can use our privileges to help people in the community. If I can impact someone’s life positively, I … Continue reading Not Just an Ordinary Bake Sale

Alumni Spotlight: Greg Dohlen (Class Of ’79)

By Norma Richman Artist Recounts His Years at High Point Academy “I remember my first dance at High Point. My mother had to give me instructions on how to dance properly, complete with some basic steps to the song ‘Get Down Tonight’ by KC and The Sunshine Band. My first dance with my junior high … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Greg Dohlen (Class Of ’79)

STEAM DAY 2022 at High Point!

HIGH POINT’S TEACHERS AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN STEAM DAY By Norma Richman The first ever STEAM Day at High Point Academy promises to become an annual affair, highlighting the quality programs presented by the science, math and arts teachers. According to most educators, STEAM is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts … Continue reading STEAM DAY 2022 at High Point!

8th Grade Spanish Class Holds Fundraiser for Jackson Elementary Dual Language Library

By Anna Parsons-Lamb In March, the Junior High Service Club lead by Mrs. Colleen Zeis put on a carnival to raise money for Pasadena's Jackson Dual Language Academy school library. The fundraiser to support the Dual Language Spanish elementary school was inspired by the 8th grade Spanish "Biblioburro" unit. "Biblioburro" or library donkey is about Luis Soriano, … Continue reading 8th Grade Spanish Class Holds Fundraiser for Jackson Elementary Dual Language Library

Service Learning Starts Early at High Point

40 Gift Bags Delivered to Hillsides Campus by HPA Second Graders  It’s important to help others feel good. It could make this world better to live in. It made me feel proud—Jiya P., age 8 By Norma Richman In hopes of making lives better for other children, students in Mrs. Dohlen’s and Mrs. Mattesich’s second … Continue reading Service Learning Starts Early at High Point

Alums Compete in World Scholar’s Cup!

By Julie Culver, alumni parent La Salle College Preparatory’s Academic Decathlon class competed in the World Scholar’s Cup last weekend, and a team of HPA graduates, Zacky Culver, Andrew Lai and Tomas Posada-Awad (HPA class of 2019) took the top spot in the Los Angeles round! Their team won in all four categories (debate, essay, … Continue reading Alums Compete in World Scholar’s Cup!

History Day 2022

By Gintaras Valiulis Ten HPA 8th graders competed at History Day California in Sacramento. These projects qualified by winning at the Los Angeles County contest and are the result of months of historical research and project refinement.  Alex J., Carissa C., Francesca G.-N., and Katherine C. were selected as finalists for their website, "Code Name Gadget: Debate, … Continue reading History Day 2022

Debat Squad Finishes Year!

by Gintaras Valiulis High Point's debate squad finished the season with two weekends of tournaments. The National Championship was held online with students competing on both Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday May 1st. Our teams debated both sides of each proposition: Minors should not be tried as adults.The US should establish a program of de-extinction … Continue reading Debat Squad Finishes Year!

Community Engagement Starts in the Neighborhood

“Community service is not only thinking about yourself but also how it affects others: it is having a positive impact on others.”—Stella B., age 12 By Norma Richman Just a stone’s throw from High Point Academy sits the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, a wildlife and plant-life refuge riddled with trails and riverbeds. Sixth graders in … Continue reading Community Engagement Starts in the Neighborhood