May 3, 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.

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…]

Yard sale to benefit Class of 2018 Parent Group

A Spring Cleaning Yard Sale is being held by the Class of 2018 Parent Group 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,… [Read More…]

HS Principal’s chat reminder

This month’s HS Principal chat will occur Thursday, April 7 at 8 am in the Mr. Pearson’s office off the HS commons. I hope to see many of you there.

Reminder – HS Principal’s chat tomorrow, March 3 at 8 am

Just a quick reminder – this month’s HS principal’s chat will be tomorrow, March 3 at 8 am. Come by and have some coffee and share your thoughts and questions.

Important information about Corbett Softball

Hello, Corbett softball parents.  Softball practices start on Monday, February 29, from 4 to 5:30.  We are excited to get another softball season underway and have a great bunch of girls to work with.  We would like to hold an informational parent meeting… [Read More…]

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…]