October 7, 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.

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…]

First HS principal chat of the year

The first HS principal chat of the school year will take place this next Thursday, October 1 at 8 am. We’ll meet in my new office area which is right off the HS commons. We’ll have coffee and chat about… [Read More…]

First CHAMPS Meeting

Our first meeting is this Wednesday at 6 pm before the board meeting. We will meet in the middle school in Mrs Church’s room. Meeting is about fundraisers for the year , graduation party details. Etc. one hour meeting. All… [Read More…]

New link added to website

The parent group for the Class of 2018 (PACC2018) has created a website to help coordinate our efforts and keep parents of Class of 2018 students informed. The link to this site has been added at the bottom of the… [Read More…]

AP Seminar Offered to Corbett High School Students

AP Seminar Offered to Corbett High School Students We are very excited to announce that Corbett High School has been selected as one of only two schools in the state and about 300 schools in the nation to offer the… [Read More…]

A note about high school schedules

Based on the number of emails we’ve been getting, many, many students have realized that schedules for the upcoming year are visible in their studentVUE accounts. That’s fantastic, but it’s important to remember that schedules are still being adjusted this… [Read More…]

Important change for the upcoming school year

Lunchtime for high school kids is a pretty perilous time. The situation is ripe for kids driving too fast, staying at lunch too long, or doing things that aren’t healthy. Out of consideration for improved campus safety, the administration of… [Read More…]

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…]