The ABCs of CTP Testing

At Turning Point, we use a variety of ways to truly understand and assess student mastery. Knowledge is complex, and exhibiting mastery is best revealed in ways that honor its complexity.

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High School Placement

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.

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Building Community

In an ever-changing world, it becomes more vital than ever for our children to develop and internalize qualities of empathy, cooperation, respect, and collaboration, so we purposely and thoughtfully build into our program opportunities for students to build and practice these skills.

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Lessons from the Election

As Turning Point educators, we have experienced many opportunities for "teachable moments" to help students process what they are hearing from the media, parents, and friends during this election season.

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A Community of Giving

It is hard to believe that I have only "officially" been part of the Turning Point community for a little over three months. The warmth and generosity I have experienced, both as a parent and as a Head of School, has made me feel so welcomed, appreciated, and included.

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Carpool Challenge

Turning Point School was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a California Green Ribbon School (bronze category). Our sustainability programs, such as Dirt to Dish, composting, No Waste Lunches, service learning trips, and the Carpool Challenge make Turning Point stand out among our peer schools.

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Family Night

Whether your family enjoys time together playing board games, cooking, hiking, checking out new restaurants, shooting hoops, or listening to podcasts, with the advent of the new school year there is simply less time for the simple pleasure of unpressured family time.

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