A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant

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

7th Grade Science: Full-S.T.E.A.M Ahead!

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!

Communication and Collaboration: Better Together

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

Parents – We Are Better Because of YOU!

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!

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.

Creatively Exploring Complex Issues Through Multiple Lenses

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

Building “HPA Families” Within our Larger Family

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

Jumpstart Your Child’s New School Year: 4 Smart Tips

By Gary Stern As the magic of summer sets and rich experiences become treasured memories, children prepare to embark upon a new school year. As parents, we sometimes forget that, for our children, the new school year is an opportunity for new beginnings. It’s not solely an opportunity to benefit from summer reflections and dream … Continue reading Jumpstart Your Child’s New School Year: 4 Smart Tips

What Makes High Point Special: The Students Speak

By Gary Stern If you were to ask me, “What Makes High Point So Special?” I could certainly go on for hours, extolling a unique and nurturing culture that awakens the joy of learning in its students through outstanding teaching and curriculum, plus thoughtful strategic planning and implementation. A culture that achieves this through a … Continue reading What Makes High Point Special: The Students Speak

Children Need Their Parents Now, More Than Ever

By Gary Stern As I look in the mirror and witness the natural aging process, more and more I find myself turning into my parents. Not just my physical resemblance to both my father and my mother but, more importantly, my character, values, passions and interests. In the mirror of life, I can clearly see … Continue reading Children Need Their Parents Now, More Than Ever