October 20, 2014

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.

Calling parents of freshman

Calling all parents and families of 9th grade Corbett students.  We will be having the first parent group meeting for the Class of 2018 on Tuesday, October 21, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the MPB.  The primary purpose of this group… [Read More...]

HS Conferences reminder

HS parent teacher conferences will be held tomorrow in the HS commons from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Access to this and other dates of interest can be obtained via the district calendar (from the front page, mouse over calendar… [Read More...]

Principal’s chat 2014-2015

The first Thursday of October is coming. Principal’s chat has always been one of my favorite parts of the school year and it’s time to get started! The first Corbett High School principal’s chat will be next Thursday, October 2… [Read More...]

Calling all parents of Corbett 9th graders!

Calling all parents and families of new Corbett freshmen, Class of 2018! If you are anything like us, you are excited (and somewhat anxious) about our kids entering high school and beginning a new adventure. We already know that we… [Read More...]

IMPORTANT Sports information and deadlines

HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION “DEADLINE” – Monday, 8/18/14. The Boosters will be in the HS Gym Lobby beginning at 5pm for anyone who still needs to register their high school athlete for fall sports.  The ‘mandatory’ fall High School sports parent meeting… [Read More...]

Sports Physicals

It’s time for sports physicals again! Athletes 7th grade through 12th grade are required to have a physical every two years to participate in athletics. Corbett parents Dr Katherine Zieman and Dr Jill Edwards will be performing sports physicals at… [Read More...]

A great message about equestrian team

From Jenny Byrne: The Corbett Equestrian Team won the NE district award for sportsmanship! This award is voted on by the other teams in the district. Our kids did an amazing job this year of showing what teamwork and positive… [Read More...]

Two bits of good news

Our parent meetings on May 8th and last night were great successes. They were well attended, Ms. Young and Ms. Duprey did a fantastic job communicating about the MS and HS programs, and we had lots of great conversations. I… [Read More...]

Course offerings for next year

Last week I’d promised a list of course offerings for next year. Subject to some small changes, here’s the list: 9th Grade • 9th grade English • AP Human Geography • AP Environmental Science • Math (Algebra 1 or higher)… [Read More...]

Have MS/HS questions? Come join us!

We are hosting two parent informational nights for anyone who might have questions about the MS/HS programs. Staff members will be there as well as some parents who are “old hands” in the MS and HS. If you have any… [Read More...]