Establishing and supporting your young adult’s transition from high school and into greater adult independence is of paramount importance to us. Whether preparing for a two-year or four-year college, seeking employment, joining a transition or vocational program or charting a path that combines multiple elements, each student will necessarily need unique, individually appropriate supports and transition goals.
Please help us by providing your input on this end-of-year survey. It will help us plan and tailor future events to best meet your needs. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
Questions? Contact Colleen McQuade, Director of College Counseling and Transitions firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.375.5860.
Recently, I passed my behind-the-wheel driving test on my third attempt. I felt very happy to finally pass the test. Since other students my age are learning how to drive as well, I am going to give some advice for passing a driving test.
Not all examiners are kind and friendly, so be prepared. Therefore, practice is probably the best advice to give. If you don’t pass your first time, remember that it’s not the end of the world. It just means that you will have to retake it. Before you retake the test, get lots of practice in the areas where you messed up the first time.
Here are some more tips for before or the day-of your driving test:
Editor's Note: CONGRATULATIONS, ALIX! We know you worked really hard for this rite of passage!
A few additional tips re: passing the driving test, from the CA DMV website:
"When you are ready to take the actual test, keep these suggestions in mind:
A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. The latest episode gives viewers an exclusive look behind the scenes of our Drama Club's recent production of The Airship Chronicles, an original play produced and directed by Stanbridge Academy's Music & Drama teacher Dave Hopper. Also highlighted: A sneak preview of this spring's Prom, the theme of which is 1980s video games (awesome!). Get all the details on this year's big night, plus a special countdown of the Top Five Bestselling Video Games of the 1980s (Hint: Sibling Italian plumbers are involved). Also, a recap of the recent High School Community Service Day in Half Moon Bay, and a summary of upcoming school events. Power-up your weekend with the latest from Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
Stanbridge Academy is hosting a group tour on Tuesday, May 21 for families interested in our High School program. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a chance to meet and mingle with current Stanbridge parents, our Head of School, and our Director of College Counseling & Transitions. The reception will be followed by a guided campus tour, giving you the chance to see our students and teachers in action. You will then have an opportunity to talk further with parents, our counselors, and administrative team for follow up Q&A. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our high school program and discuss your child's individual needs and goals. Click here for details and to RSVP.
Stanbridge Academy is hosting a group tour this Thursday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. for families interested in enrolling students in our K–8 grades. This free event is open to the public, and will feature an opportunity to talk with current Stanbridge families; meet with our Head of School, Principal, and counselors; and tour our campus to see teachers and students in action. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Stanbridge elementary and junior high programs whether you are thinking of enrolling your student this fall or if you simply want to know more about our school. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
(Interested in learning more about High School at Stanbridge? We have a group tour scheduled on May 21 that will specifically highlight our high school program. Click here for details and to RSVP.)
The "On My Mind" series is authored by Stanbridge 12th-grader Alix as part of the High School Bridges/Transitions class in-house marketing internship program, we invite you to check back regularly for new posts.
Senior Portraits are in! So, of course graduation outfit trends have been on my mind. Here are some tips to help graduating students plan their outfits for Graduation Day on Friday, June 7th.
All graduates will be dressed in royal blue robes, and, in addition, each graduating Senior will wear a matching royal blue cap called a mortarboard. According to Oak Hill Cap & Gown, for those who identify as male, the ideal attire to be worn underneath their gowns are dark trousers or khakis, with dark socks and dress shoes, and a light colored dress shirt. They may also wear a tie, if desired. For those who identify as female, the ideal outfit is dark shoes with a dress or a blouse with dark slacks or skirt. Flats and pumps are recommended rather than high heels, for safety and comfort reasons. For all students, jeans, shorts, sneakers, and open-toed shoes are not recommended. At a typical graduation ceremony, the tassel starts out the right side of the graduate’s head. Once every graduate receives their diploma, they may move the tassel to the left side of the head as a signal of completion.
Good luck to all our 8th and 12th grade graduates, and don’t worry about your appearance on graduation day, you will rock no matter what you choose to wear!
For the past ten years, the Children's Health Council (CHC) has sponsored the EdRev Expo at Oracle (formerly AT&T) Park—an annual event designed for parents, educators, and other professionals who work with students with learning and attention issues. EdRev offers a unique focus on the one-in-five students living with learning and attention differences, and features workshops and resources for students and parents, as well as live music, interactive exhibits, and fun at the ballpark. This year's EdRev Expo will be held on Saturday, May 4, and Stanbridge will once again have a table in the exhibit hall with a number of our faculty and administrative staff on-hand—stop by and say hello! We encourage all Stanbridge families to come and spend part of your morning or afternoon at this unique and informative event. Registration is free; click here for more information.