August 1, 2015

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.

Senior Plus lottery approaching

In an earlier post, at our parent information night, and during our forecasting week with students we announced the particulars of our Senior Plus program. Senior Plus represents an opportunity for a limited number of seniors to attend MHCC in… [Read More…]

Important message from the parents of the class of 2018

SAVE THE DATE – AUGUST 12, WEDNESDAY – POOL PARTY!! PACC2018 will be hosting a pool party for the Class of 2018 at the Cascade Athletic Club at 19201 Se Division St, Gresham, OR 97030. The party will go from… [Read More…]

Expanding dual enrollment opportunities

This summer, Corbett High School faculty will be working with faculty from Western Oregon University to expand Corbett’s dual enrollment opportunities. Under this program (called Willamette Promise) students enrolled in AP Biology, AP English, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus, Spanish 3,… [Read More…]

Corbett HS Summer School 2015

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…]

End of year information night

To all parents of HS students – There are a number of exciting opportunities around dual credit and extended learning opportunities unfolding for next school year that we’d like to get the word out about. These opportunities provide alternative ways… [Read More…]

Seniors’ last day

The last day of school for seniors is this next Thursday, May 21st. Here’s the schedule for the day for those students: Periods 1 through 4 – Regular class schedule for all students Lunch – Regular schedule for all students… [Read More…]

Important news from the Freshman Parent Group

In preparation for the May 8/9 Corbett Freshman yard sale, we would like to start collecting items. The donation bin locations will be the entry ways for the elementary, middle, and high schools. The bins will be available starting Monday… [Read More…]

News from the Freshman Parent Group

Time for Spring Cleaning and a fresh start! The Corbett Freshman Parent Group/Class of 2018 will be holding a yard sale on Friday/Saturday, May 8/9, at 4454 SE Viewpoint Drive, Troutdale 97060. Please collect items that you would like to… [Read More…]

Reminder: March HS principal’s chat this Thursday

It’s that time again, the first Thursday of the month. Come, drink some coffee, and chat about the things that are on your mind. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Reminder – HS Principal’s chat

The February Principal’s chat is on for this next Thursday, February 5 at 8 am. Come by, have some coffee, and chat about the things that are on your mind about our high school. Looking forward to seeing you there.