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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are the parent of a preteen or early adolescent, you may find yourself wondering what is going on with your child, or more specifically, what is going on in your child's brain.
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.
Please join me for the first event in our Parent Speaker Series, "Positive Communication with Children," next Wednesday, October 19, from 8:30-10:00 am, with Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW.
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.
When I ask Turning Point community members what qualities they think our alumni developed at Turning Point, almost everyone says, "leadership," "confidence," and "problem solving."
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.