February 12, 2016

Corbett High School

Corbett High School is devoted to enabling students to realize their full potential. We don’t think that a school should place limits on that potential through screening, tracking, or grouping because to limit a student in high school is to possibly limit the future of that individual forever. Instead, Corbett maintains an open enrollment policy for all its courses. Corbett staff work diligently to encourage the academic potential in every student, in every subject. We want the young adults who graduate from our school to have the tools to achieve greatness in whatever they set out to accomplish.

The Corbett High School curriculum is built around the College Board’s Advanced Placement program. We made this choice because the AP learning standards are both rigorous and in-depth. Corbett’s AP courses are carefully designed to stretch students and engage their minds and imaginations, and they are designed to accommodate the learning needs of all Corbett students, not just the elite. In Corbett we call this approach “AP for all”, and it means that every student enrolled in Corbett High School deserves the chance to work with big ideas and achieve their fullest potential. To do less would be to shirk our moral responsibility to our students.

But potential is not limited to academics and Corbett High School is devoted to empowering students to develop the full array of talents they possess. The Corbett High School band, for instance, has consistently ranked among the top ten bands in its league for a decade. Corbett’s fine art students routinely earn college credit for their work in the visual arts. And, thanks in large part to the Corbett Boosters, Corbett students are able to compete in a large array of competitive athletic activities.

Visit our campus and see what student potential looks like. You’ll see student art covering the walls and filling the empty spaces in the commons. You’ll encounter students working in study groups on calculus, Thoreau, and the fundamentals of American democracy. After school you’ll find students competing in soccer, volleyball, basketball, and a host of other athletic events. And you’ll meet faculty and staff who are committed to seeing the highest potential developed in every student.

HS conferences – a reminder and a correction

First, a quick reminder. HS conferences are Thursday, January 28 in the HS commons. Next, a small correction. The district calendar shows the HS conferences starting at 4:00. The correct start time is 4:30. The full version is: HS conferences,… [Read More…]

HS Principal chat re-scheduled

Just a quick reminder: This month’s HS principal’s chat has be re-scheduled to tomorrow, January 21 at 8 am here in my office in the HS building. There will be coffee and good conversation. I hope to see many of… [Read More…]

January HS Principal’s chat (rescheduled)

Last Thursday was an exciting day on our campus, not least because we were finally able to resume normal operations after Christmas break. However, it also meant that I needed to cancel the HS principal’s chat scheduled for that day…. [Read More…]

HS Principal chat to be rescheduled

After a long week of icy conditions, we are back at school! Hooray! However, I will need to reschedule today’s principal chat since a lot of things have been pushed from earlier in the week to today. So, no HS… [Read More…]

HS help sessions during inclement weather

This past week has been a strange one weather wise. Hopefully we won’t hit too much more of that this school year. However, in the event that school is cancelled on a Thursday going forward, the Friday help sessions in… [Read More…]

Some attendance data

Here are some interesting numbers: Through the first 33 days of school, Corbett high school students generated 627 fewer absences in their afternoon classes vs. the same period of time last year. This amounts to a 22% reduction in afternoon… [Read More…]

HS Principal’s chat

Tomorrow is the first Thursday of the month. As is our usual habit, we’ll be having our HS principal’s chat from 8:00 to 9:30 or so in my office. Coffee will be provided. Come by a chat about whatever is… [Read More…]

Wreath sale to support CHAMPS

Support this year’s CHAMPS team and purchase a wreath to brighten your holidays. The order form and other important information can be viewed on this flyer.

HS parent teacher conferences this week

This is a quick reminder that HS parent teacher conferences are this week, Thursday, October 8th from 4:30 to 8:00 pm. HS conferences operate in an open house format. Teachers are available throughout the evening to conference with parents about… [Read More…]

Important message from PACC 2018

The Parent Association of Corbett Class 2018 (PACC2018) will be conducting a fall fundraiser Citrus Sale. We will be taking orders for 20 pound boxes of either California Navel Oranges or Texas Rio Star Grapefruit. Cost per box is $25…. [Read More…]