It is our honor and privilege to share with our community this year’s high school acceptance list. Please join us in celebrating all our graduating students’ many accomplishments; not just their potential destination for next year. The truth is all of these schools are better when they include Turning Point graduates within their communities. As we like to say, “The schools our students attend are all great, but it is our graduates who bring the thunder.” This year’s graduates are no exception.
At Turning Point, we have found that a particular magic happens when you provide opportunities for young students and elders to come together to tackle important issues and share perspective.
What makes a great teacher? This is a question that many of us have pondered at one point or another, either as students ourselves, or as parents working to provide our children with the best educational opportunities possible.
Opportunities to develop relationships, and to participate in activities like reading, singing, building, and freeform play actually wire the brain development of young children.
At Turning Point, we understand the pressure families feel about matriculating at a high school that will broaden their college choices down the line. But when we consider how well Turning Point Level 8 students know themselves, how confident they are, and how ably they articulate their talents and abilities, we recognize that this is a unique opportunity for our oldest students to make their mark.
At Turning Point, we raise resilient children who can flourish in any environment. Children are active participants in every aspect of their own education, and we leverage their creativity and enthusiasm to effect positive transformation.
Both our youngest and oldest Turning Point students faced big challenges last week. The compelling stages of childhood developmentÑwhich makes this a special time for parentingÑis fascinating to witness as an educator.
What an amazing first day! I may not quite yet have succeeded in my quest to get to know each of you personally, but I am well on my way. And what I did learn about our community in just one short day is both inspiring and reassuring.