September 30, 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 principal chats

It’s a new year and tomorrow is the first Thursday of September. That means that it’s time to kick off the HS principal’s chat for the year. Every first Thursday of the month, starting tomorrow, we will gathering at 8… [Read More…]

Thinking ahead to the end of the 2016-2017 school year

Our school year is 38 weeks long and want want to make sure we’re making effective use of every day of school. In order to better achieve this and to maximize student learning, the faculty and staff will be doing… [Read More…]

First day of high school of 9th graders

The first day of school for 9th graders is almost here! We will be hosting the 9th graders and interested parents of 9th graders here on campus Monday, August 29th from 7:55 to 12:30. Here’s our agenda:   Time Activity… [Read More…]

Important information about the first day of school

The first day of school for many students in Corbett schools is August 29th. This is a half day designed to help ease the entry stress for students who are transitioning from one setting to another. This year in the… [Read More…]

Important HS scheduling information

It’s hard to believe, but August is upon us and registration is next week. This time around, we’ve handled high school scheduling differently in an effort to streamline the process all around. After two rounds of course interest surveying with… [Read More…]

Summer school announcement

Corbett High School is pleased to offer FREE credit recovery summer school for students entering grades 10-12. Summer school is an excellent opportunity to recover missing credits from any course or grade level. Students with pending incompletes are expected to… [Read More…]

PACC 2018 Yard Sale

The PACC 2018 parent group will be holding a Spring Cleaning Yard Sale on May 13(Friday) and 14 (Saturday) from 9am to 5pm.  The sale will be held at Tami Larsen’s house at 4454 SE Viewpoint Drive, Troutdale, OR. Please contact… [Read More…]

Information night for parents of next-year’s 9th graders

On Tuesday, May 24th at 6 pm in the high school commons we’ll be holding an informational meeting for the parents of next year’s 9th graders. We’ll have some snacks and coffee and answer questions that might come up as… [Read More…]

HS course forecasting

I wanted to post a quick informational update about course forecasting for next year here in the HS. A while back we asked students to fill out a course interest online form to give some guidance as to planning the… [Read More…]

Reminder – HS conferences April 28th 4:30 to 8:00 pm

Just a quick reminder – HS parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, May 28th from 4:30 to 8:00 pm in the HS commons. If you’re not able to make that time, please feel free to contact your student’s teachers directly… [Read More…]