Pacific Hills School is proud to announce that it received another full six year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in June 2015. The regional accreditation commission services over 4,500 Pre-K through adult level schools. “The ACS WASC accreditation process fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, and adult education by encouraging school improvement. WASC accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established, research-based WASC criteria,” states the WASC website. (Source: WASC website, http://www.acswasc.org/).
BACK TO BACK POSSE SCHOLARS!
PHS congratulates Posse Scholar Miles Williams, who received the coveted full tuition academic scholarship to attend University of California Berkeley in the fall. Miles follows last year’s recipient, Tony Jackson, who is attending the University of Wisconsin, also on a full tuition scholarship.
MICHIGAN BOUND JULIET LAWTON SELECTED FOR M-ENGIN PROGRAM
Valedictorian Juliet Lawton, who has been accepted to the University of Michigan’s engineering program, will set off early to begin participation in the M-Engin program. The M-Engin program, part of the M-STEM Academies, is designed to maximize the academic, personal, and professional success of students, with the goal of preparing them for the engineering global workforce.
DANIELLE MARZULLO RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP
Senior Danielle Marzullo was named a Teaching Fellow at Elon University, one of the nation’s top teaching colleges. As one of 22 fellows, Danielle was selected based on her high academic standing, test scores, and a personal interview. The fellowship includes a scholarship, study abroad and a Washington D.C. based study term.
We are happy to announce that our building now has a brand new heating and air conditioning system. We are looking forward to increased comfort in the classrooms. The renovation of the bathrooms throughout the building is also now complete.
Welcome to Pacific Hills School
We pride ourselves on the fact that our modest campus and unpretentious social environment are the setting for an extraordinary academic experience, built around world-class academics, personal focus, and a family-like atmosphere.
How do we do it?
an incredible, truly diverse group of students and families
a faculty that cares, that pays attention to every individual, and knows how to teach at the highest levels
very small classes, with an average of 13 students each
strong leadership and administrative support
a focus on community values
a spirit of fun
Pacific Hills students:
thoughtfully analyze information to construct and defend their ideas.
demonstrate 21st Century skills, explore and integrate global information, and envision real world applications.
match technological applications to designing and implementing data- and media-driven solutions.
conduct themselves responsibly: examining their roles in society, integrating leadership skills, and valuing life-long learning.
With outstanding music and arts programs, an extensive, winning sports program, and the personal attention that makes an ambitious academic program work for a truly diverse student body, Pacific Hills is an extraordinary place - and we'd love for you to come see it for yourself.
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2015-2016 major calendar dates
August 28 New student orientation August 31 First day of 2015-2016 school year Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving break Dec. 21-Jan. 4 Winter break
January 5 First day of second semester Mar. 21-24 Experiential learning Mar. 25-Apr. 1 Spring break May 27 Last day for 12th grade June 9 Last day for 6th-11th grade June 10 8th and 12th grade graduations August 26 New student orientation August 29 First day of 2016-2017 school year
Pacific Hills School is a partner school with the Grammy Foundation and Museum. Collaboration includes Pacific Hills student performances at Grammy museum events, fundraisers and other museum offerings.
Students also take part in ongoing educational programming, including the Mike Curb Mentoring Program, pairing students with musicians, music executives and other industry professionals, helping them “establish relationships, increase self-esteem, develop leadership skills and grow their passion for music while offering them support long after they graduate the program.” Other opportunities include music production workshops and summer session programming.
INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
All of our eighth- through twelfth-grade students now bring iPads, tablets, netbooks or laptops, and use them for in-school and at-home learning, breaking down the barriers between school and the unlimited learning resources online.
We continue to fine-tune this exciting technology enhancement, mapping out new ways to explore the world from our desktops and classrooms.