By Norma Richman “Personally, the work I did at this charity made me a lot happier. I felt like I had done something to help these people who had no jobs and because of that, I felt a lot better about myself.” —Michael K. Looking back just a few months ago, it all seemed so … Continue reading Community Engagement @ Home
Dear High Point Community, The recent tragic death of George Floyd reminds us of the unfortunate reality that our country's long-standing history of discrimination and racism continues in many aspects of society. As educators, we take seriously our mission to prepare students with the academic skills to experience success in school and ultimately the workforce. … Continue reading Message from the Head of School
By Gary Stern, Head of School A Letter to the Community Dear High Point Community 2020 marked another banner year for 8th grade High Point graduates in terms of high school admissions/acceptances. I know you will join me in congratulating our Graduating Class of 2020. I wish to begin by expressing my appreciation and gratitude … Continue reading High Point Class of 2020 Matriculation
by Gary Stern I am devastated by the tragic and sudden death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the seven additional passengers during a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. I know you will join me in extending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all the families and communities impacted by his unspeakable tragedy. As … Continue reading A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant
By Colleen Zeiss If you want to see what a 21st-century education looks like, look no further than Mrs. Huezo’s seventh-grade science lab. This week, the students took a break from their life science curriculum to engage in an interactive and engaging S.T.E.A.M. project. This acronym (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) … Continue reading 7th Grade Science: Full-S.T.E.A.M Ahead!
By Mr. Gary Stern High Point has always been at its core about community and connection. Time and time again parents share with me that it is this genuine sense of community and connection (in a top-notch educational environment!) that attracted them to High Point and is instrumental in defining the journey of their children … Continue reading Communication and Collaboration: Better Together
High Point’s annual volunteer lunch was held yesterday at Foothill restaurant. We celebrated the wonderful work our parents do to enhance students’ experience at High Point! High Point is known for its close-knit community, and this is why! Our parents’ care to participate in an active manner to assist the school and are instrumental to … Continue reading Parents – We Are Better Because of YOU!
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.
What is the purpose of education in today’s ever-changing global world? What are the big concepts and overarching skills we want High Point graduates to embrace? Among these big concepts, the research points to the paramount importance of teaching students how to think and how to analyze issues through multiple lenses and perspectives. How to realize … Continue reading Creatively Exploring Complex Issues Through Multiple Lenses
By Gary Stern New character and community-building programs support our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) curriculum for 2017-18 This year, our focus on character and community-building has soared to new heights with the establishment first of the EAGLE PRIDE program and, now, with the successful launch of HPA FAMILIES. Eagle Pride was designed to reinforce the … Continue reading Building “HPA Families” Within our Larger Family