High School Newsletter: February 11, 2019

High School Newsletter: February 11, 2019

(Image above: K2’s tenth grade class went to check out UC Davis on their college trip!)

 

Our mission is to ensure that all of our students are prepared for college and become thoughtful contributing members of society. To that end, I am happy to report that the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade college trips were a SUCCESS last week! Here are some highlights:

  • 9th graders were able to tour Cal State East Bay in Hayward.
  • 10th graders were able to eat at the dining hall and get advice from Summit Prep alums at UC Davis and ask them questions about college life.
  • 11th graders were able to hear about Greek life in college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for all our HS students to visit numerous colleges in California during their time at Summit K2. Please talk to your student about the colleges they visited!

When it comes to college, parents need opportunities to learn more as well! We have rescheduled our College Night to Tuesday, February 26th at 6 pm. Please mark your calendars! We would love to have as many families as possible in attendance. We will have multiple sessions for MS, 9th/10th grade, as well as one specifically for 11th grade. Representatives from Contra Costa College will be there to talk about financial aid, and you will be able to sign your student up for AP exams if you are an 11th grader.

Additionally, we have noticed a recent dip in project submission and the number of students who are on track in their Power Focus Areas. Please check in with your child on their progress and encourage your child to go to Office Hours Monday – Thursday, from 3:30 – 4:20 pm. Also, students will have an opportunity to catch up over Winter Break and Expeditions (1st week of March).They should be studying at home, and doing AT LEAST 1 hour of PLT every day in order to be ready to take their content assessments as soon as they get back from Winter Break.  The mentor group that has the most amount of students on track or 1 behind will receive Starbucks gift cards, and the individual students that have made the most growth are eligible for off campus lunch!

Lastly, we are making a push for stronger attendance. We are seeking to increase our attendance rate from 94.5% to 96% by February 15th. While 1.5% may not seem like a lot, having a high attendance rate is central to our mission to ensure that ALL students are prepared for college! Regular attendance is the #1 determining factor of a student’s academic success. Please ensure that your child is ON TIME to school and is in attendance EVERY DAY!  The mentor group that has the highest attendance rate will receive Starbucks gift cards!

Thank you for being partners in your children’s education and an active member of our K2 Community!

In partnership,

Shilpa Duvoor, Elysse Verser, and Nayeli Hernandez