Equal Opportunity

The Corbett Charter School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational polices, admissions policies and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Farewell and See You Soon!

In order to improve communication with all of our stakeholders, Corbett Charter School is entering the final phase of its conversion to the Corbett School District Web Site!
We don't want to lose touch with anyone, so please follow the guidelines below in order to customize your experience.

Direct contact with your student's teacher is always the best method of dialogue on important topics, however we want to ensure that you stay updated on news, classroom notes and events from CCS. To this end, in conjunction with CCS, the district is now providing more efficient means to access news and teacher notes published on the new district website from both CCS and Corbett Schools.

With this increased access to updates from CCS and the district comes a wide array of subscription options, ensuring that you receive notifications when something new is published on the website. Using the links provided on the Connect page (http://corbett.k12.or.us/connect/) you can choose what information (news and/or teacher notes) you'd like to receive, as well as in what form you receive this information; delivery options for each category of news and/or teacher notes includes email, text message (SMS), Twitter and RSS. This is entirely opt-in, so in order to receive further communication from CCS, please head to the Connect page and subscribe to any news or notes you'd like to receive.

For help on selecting and subscribing to updates from CCS teachers and district-wide news, visit the Connect page and scroll down to the section labeled, 'Website How-To and Q&A'. This list of common questions related to using the website should provide answers to most questions. If you need additional help, send a message to the district (or CCS administrators) using the email forms embedded on the Connect page.

It's important to note that Corbett School District and CCS do not mandate any minimum requirement for teachers to publish information to the website. Each teacher has the opportunity to utilize the teacher notes facility on the site, though adoption will vary based on individual teacher needs, time and working style. What's more, CCS Primary and Intermediate teachers do not publish individual classroom notes, instead opting to provide cumulative updates for these two school groups.

Thanks, and we'll see you on the other side!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Admitted? WELCOME!

Some wait-lists are finally moving, as families make last-minute commitments for the year. This creates quite a surprise for those who have been waiting/hoping right up to the last minute!

If you receive an admission email, just contact Corbett Charter School at bdunton@corbettcharter.k12.or.us and we will get things rolling. It's children first, paperwork second. We will get you placed, scheduled, and learning, and we will get the brief administrative work done 'on the run'.

Welcome to Corbett Charter School, Oregon's Premier K-12 Opportunity!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Note Regarding End of Day Routines

Dear families,
With the school year upon us it's time to get organized for after-school pick-up. For the majority of you who will be picking your children up from school yourself or with a carpool, here are the arrangements.
If your child will be traveling together with a middle or high school student, they will meet you at the high school drive-through pick-up area. Please enter the drive-through area next to the post office east of the school.
If your children are in the elementary school and traveling with only elementary students, you may drive up to meet them at the parking lot loading area in front of the main grade school doors. We are eager for any of these families to volunteer to use the high school pick-up area instead! It is important that charter families enter the grade school parking lot no sooner than 3:15.
If your child is in the elementary school, your child's teacher will be collecting this information from you at Back-to-School Night on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 pm. Let's be sure to plan ahead for a great first day of school!
Regardless of the pick-up routine, your child will be under the direct supervision of a teacher for the entire time until you have them safely on board.
Corbett Charter School Elementary Teachers

Supply List Confusion?

It is apparent that folks have seen more than one elementary supply list.

If you have purchased supplies, please don't go buy more. Almost all of them will be used in common, and it just doesn't matter that much.

The supply lists that are posted online and that say Corbett Charter School are our favorite. They includes the admonition to not send pencil boxes. Why no pencil boxes? Because they are more of a distraction than a needed piece of equipment!

Sorry for any confusion. Please do not spend an extra dime because of it.

First Day of School

The first day of school can be a little intimidating. Everyone would like to know what to expect. In advance. Our advice? Stay flexible. A little apprehension can be a growing experience. Everyone is safe here.

High School students will begin there first day in an assembly in the main gym. Everyone will know the shape of their day prior to leaving the assembly. It will be a great adventure.

Breath. (Students, you breath, too!)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Supply Lists

Primary (K-3) and Intermediate (4-6) supply lists are available at:




There are no published lists for Middle and High School.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Basics: School Schedules

Everyone starts school at 7:55 a.m.
Elementary and Middle Schools dismiss at 3:20.
Middle School students who are not headed directly home (extra curricular and such)
stay until high school dismissal time. They stay with their teacher for the entire period.
High School dismisses at 3:36.

Students may arrive 15 minutes early for elementary school. We cannot provide supervision prior to 7:40.

Parents sometimes ask about pick-up routines. We will publish them by classroom. All children will be supervised every moment until they are picked up. It is expected that students will be picked up in a timely manner at the end of each school day. We understand that this is a challenge. It is simply one of our working conditions, and everyone is asked to do their part. Be the solution you are looking for.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Back to School Night

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th, Corbett Charter School elementary teachers will host an open house in the West Wing of the Corbett Elementary Building. All parents and K-6 elementary students are invited to attend, meet the new staff, and acquaint students with their classrooms and their teachers.

We regret that we are unable to offer daycare services during the event.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Registration Days for 7th-12th Graders

Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) Registration is August 18th.
High School Grades 9 and 10 Registration is August 15th.
High School Grades 11 and 12 Registration is August 16th.

All registration events are schedule for 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 in the Middle School Commons.

ID Photos will be taken at Registration.

Basic fees are $55.00 for Middle School (includes a P.E. Uniform) and $45.00 for High School.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fall Info

Check out info regarding Corbett Athletics and other activities at http://corbettschools.com/high-school/high-school-athletics/!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New National Rankings...#3!

From The Washington Post: Corbett Charter School is ranked Number 3 in the Nation on The Washington Post's Challenge Index. The Challenge Index was formerly Newsweek's America's Best Schools ranking. When The Washington Post sold Newsweek last year, they held on to the Challenge Index. It is currently posted online and will come out in print in a special edition of The Washington Post.

Corbett Charter School's Number 3 ranking leads all schools in 49 states. The two top-ranked schools share a single campus in Dallas, Texas. One is an Engineering Magnet, the other a school for Talented and Gifted.

Ten Oregon schools made the list this year, led by Corbett Charter (3rd) and Corbett School (15th). The primary difference between the two Corbett School District programs was that Corbett Charter had a relatively smaller senior class while Corbett School had a larger senior class. Aside from that, the two schools performed very similarly. No other Oregon school is ranked in the top 700.

Still, this is not just about rankings. It's about the concrete reality that the rankings represent. We offer a world-class level of opportunity to our students. When we win, they win. And they take their winnings with them to some of the best schools in the country. Make no mistake. This is serious business done by serious people. It's our business. Creating opportunities for kids. That's it. Open door.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

2010 Advanced Placement Scholars

State wide, about 14% of the Class of 2010 passed one or more Advanced Placement exams by the end of their high school careers. In Corbett, that number was 50%. But for some, passing one AP exam was just the beginning. Some students have taken extraordinary advantage of Corbett's AP offerings.

The following students have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board.

Class of 2010: Laila Collman, Mark Huddleston, Sean Jackson, Daniel Rodriguez, Blake Woodard. This represents 28% of the graduating class!

50% of the graduating class passed one or more exams.

Class of 2011: Cole Ceciliani, Hannah Collman, Choe Higgins, Oliver Jim, David Schroth. This represented 25% of last year's Junior Class!

40% of the Junior Class passed one or more exams.

Class of 2012: Evelyn Rodriguez.

43% of the Sophomore Class passed one or more exams.

Class of 2013: 21% of of the Freshman Class passed one or more Advanced Placement exams last year. Yes, young mathematicians, that's 50% MORE than the number of Seniors statewide who accomplished the same feat. Astounding.

Corbett gets lots of press (outside the State of Oregon) for its participation rates in the Advanced Placement program. Participation matters. Participation is opportunity. Participation is potential.

But these numbers are not about participation. These are results. They are remarkable. They are unparalleled around the state. These are not percentages of a select few who are allowed to participate. These are percentages of the entire student body.

Setting aside participation, a senior at Corbett Charter School last year was five times more likely than was the average Oregon senior to pass an AP English exam. Five times! That same senior was 8 times more likely to pass an AP exam in Physics or Calculus(ab). Calculus(bc) and Statistics? 10 times more likely. 10. U.S. Government? 13 times.

The heart of Corbett Charter School is not wishing. It's not hoping. It's not (and this will surprise few) public relations. It's results. Measurable. Verifiable. Perhaps unrivaled.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paying Our Own Way, and Then Some!

An Open Letter to Corbett Charter Parents:

We are entering the budget season, and money is in short supply. One result of budget pressures, and the accompanying stress, is that people are not always circumspect in their comments regarding whose job it might be to fix things. Because Corbett Charter School constitutes a third of the Corbett School District enrollment, it provides literally a third of the dollars that are spent on campus...a tremendous boon in hard times. But because it is new, it is being scrutinized as a source of even greater benefit.

What does Corbett Charter School bring to the District? Between rent and payment for curriculum and technology services, the Charter School pays about 23-25% of its total funding directly back to Corbett School District. The remainder of Charter School funding goes to staff, supplies and materials, audits, insurance, and such. We run a pretty skinny operation, as does the District.

Still, questions linger about imagined 'hidden costs' of the Charter School.

In an operation the size of Corbett School District, costs can be pretty difficult to hide! Could the District operate with a smaller support staff if not for the Charter School? It's hard to imagine how. In fact, the District has reduced support staff since the Charter School opened! Could it operate with fewer than one maintenance person, one grounds person and two custodians for the entire campus and grounds? Would it need fewer special education aides if not for the Charter? (All special education costs for charter students are the responsibility of their home districts!) Could there be fewer bus drivers? (No drivers were added, and if charter students are allowed to ride the bus, it is only because space is available on an existing route. I suppose it's possible that an extra 80 pounds affects gas mileage!) Fewer cooks? (Oh, Corbett doesn't hire cooks, just the same staff that operated the cafeteria and the Culinary Arts program prior to the establishment of the Charter School.) Both the elementary and secondary offices are staffed by multiple employees during their breaks from other duties, as neither office has a designated full-time secretary. Are there savings to be had by leaving offices empty? The charter school uses no district classroom aides, though charter students do require supervision at recess...along with the Corbett School students. But this was discussed as part of setting rents. Those rents are pure windfall for Corbett School District. Everyone recognized that at the time, which is why Gresham Barlow and Reynolds school districts hired a lawyer to research whether they could prevent the establishment of Corbett Charter. Today, as money is even tighter statewide, all of this knowledge can be too easily pushed aside in favor of wild hopes and wilder fears. Nobody who shares in the institutional memory of Corbett could fall victim to an alternative history of the past two years.

So regarding hidden costs: unless Corbett School District has hired ten or twelve new staff members at a cost of $50,000.00 each, strictly to deal with the new workload created by Corbett Charter School, then the Charter School is paying its way in spades.

But what of the hidden benefits of Corbett Charter School? Has anyone researched those? What about increased pay-to-play? (By over 30%) Would Corbett have fielded a football team this year without charter students? Would the face of volleyball have been different? The Dance team? Swimming? Basketball? Band? Volunteers at every single event? Donations to athletics? Several classrooms full of new furniture? (All grant funded!)

Students who took Spanish I, 10th grade English, Advanced Placement World History, Advanced Placement Calculus (ab or bc), or Advanced Placement Statistics took those classes from a teacher fully funded by Corbett Charter School, as did about 80% of students taking Advanced Placement English. To our mutual benefit, charter students also cross-enrolled to take AP Art, AP Science, AP Social Science, music, etc from District-funded teachers. What both student bodies gained was a breadth of offerings and opportunities that NEITHER could have afforded alone. This simply cannot be cast as anything but a net gain to every student and to their families.

Prior to the Charter, when Corbett had 170 students attending from other districts on inter-district transfers, bringing a million dollars a year to the operation, very few people were unable to cipher out the benefit. Those children took their places among our best students, our best athletes, our best citizens. The funding that they brought with them prevented Corbett from having to see some of the draconian cuts that our neighbors were making. When our neighboring districts chose, unilaterally and without so much as a consultation, to end that option, they inadvertently provided an impetus to the founding of Corbett Charter School. But somehow the Charter School students (many of whom are the very same young people!) are suspected of costing the District money? There is no logic to such a transformation of judgment. There is only a desperate and misguided hope that Charter School students can bear even more of the costs of operating the school district in tight times.

Corbett Charter School pays its own way, and then some. And it's appropriate that it do so. It is a privilege to be part of Oregon's finest school district. And here's the last verse:

Corbett Charter School is, by law, by contract, by mutual agreement and mutual benefit, part of Corbett School District. It simply doesn't do, during the budget process, to imagine that the Charter School is a foreign entity. It is not. Barely a year ago it was greeted as the rescuing Cavalry! It still is. It is cost effective, and its operation constitutes a significant net financial gain to the District, to the tune of nearly 10% of its general fund budget. Whatever potential shortfall the District is facing today would literally double without the presence of the Charter School.

I apologize to those of you who already knew all of this. But for those who are hearing that perhaps you are not doing your share as a charter community, it is simply not the case. I understand the temptation for people to wish it so, but wishing only goes so far. The facts say otherwise. Every member of the Corbett Charter School community can say with certainty that our presence in Corbett is a benefit to students whose numbers are far greater than just its own enrollment.

Times are hard. You will be asked to do more. But you will be asked, not told, with deep respect for what you are already contributing. And if you are unable to give more, nobody will forget that you have already done your share. And then some.

Warm Regards,

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Corbett Fiscal Miracle

This post might seem out of place on the Charter School blog. But I know that many charter parents have connections in the Corbett community and must be aware that there are questions in the community regarding why Corbett has monetary concerns. I want you to have clear, accurate information on which to form your own judgments.

Money for K-12 Schooling in Oregon is in short supply, and the situation appears to be getting worse year by year. Corbett School District, our sponsor, is having to make reductions of nearly $950.00 per pupil next year. That's a lot of money. It's very similar to the amount of the proposed operating levy that was defeated prior to the creation of Corbett Charter School. The Charter School has filled a tremendous gap, preventing unimaginable cuts that would already have been made if not for its existence. The District went to the community again for a levy this past May, again for a similar amount, and it too was defeated by virtually the same margin.
So the gap in funding from the state continues to eat away at Corbett's resources. It is once again time to either cut expenditures or increase revenues. And times like these always start folks wondering: "Isn't it the District's fault if it can't live within its means?" Well, the District always has and will continue to live within its means. THAT'S WHAT CUTS ARE! Cuts are reductions in expenditures in order not to outspend resources.

But still, why does Corbett have to cut so much? Doesn't that mean that better planning was needed? Shouldn't Corbett have been more efficient?

Not according to any realistic, number-based assessment. Not according to Multnomah County's independent Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission. Corbett voluntarily belongs to this watch-dog group, which is tasked with reviewing all municipal budgets in Multnomah County. They publish their results in an annual report.

Before we look at their numbers, it is worth noting the that academic programs at Corbett have been held harmless for the past five years, and college preparatory opportunities as well as the Culinary Arts program have prospered during that time. Corbett has avoided cutting a single day of instruction, ever.

According to TSCC, Corbett's per-pupil funding is the lowest in the County and far below the State average. According the their analysis, Corbett is spending $5800 per pupil on classroom expenditures. The next most efficient district is spending $6000.00, and the County average outside of Corbett is $6566.00, over $700 per student more than Corbett! Money not connected to classrooms is classified as 'Support'. Corbett is spending $2100 per student. THE NEXT LOWEST DISTRICT IS SPENDING $3900.00 (OVER 80% MORE!) AND THE COUNTY AVERAGE IS $4200.00, or DOUBLE what Corbett spends. Corbett spends over 73% of its budget on the classroom, and the next nearest district spends just under 63%. Corbett's total spending? $7900.00. The County Average outside of Corbett (without Riverdale)? $10,766 per ADMr.

On average, other school dsitricts in the county have one staff person for every 9.3 students. Corbett has one for every 13.36! They have 43% more staff!

Oh, and Riverdale is not included in these averages. Riverdale spends twice per pupil what Corbett spends, and so far as I can tell only about 20% of their funding comes from the state. Mostly they pay their own way. But they are a statistical outlier that would skew the data too far in the direction of my argument!

Our achievement for these deficient dollars? Riverdale is the only Multnomah County district that is mentioned in the same sentence with Corbett.

Those who suspect that Corbett's situation must be the result of some sort of management problem are right to wonder. But I suggest that they should wonder why it is that Corbett has available only about 75% of what other districts in the county are spending per pupil. And they might take a moment to wonder, even to marvel, that Corbett's achievement on that meager level of funding has been so extraordinary.

And if folks want to voice their concerns, I suggest that it be toward their legislators. They are the only ones who can change the legal funding formula that profoundly slights Corbett relative to the other schools in the state. It is unfair, and Corbett has been compensating for too long.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Corbett Charter Juniors Shine!

The PSAT exam is optional for Juniors. It is a good measure of progress, and it is the entry point for National Merit Scholar consideration, so we encourage participation among those who might show up well and perhaps win some financial support as a result. National Merit competition is fierce, requiring that students perform at the very top of their national cohort.

Corbett Charter School has already seen one National Merit Scholar and a National Hispanic Scholar in its short history. We have also had students who received commendations from The College Board for their exemplary work. This year (our second) is shaping up along the same lines, with at least one student scoring well enough for Merit Scholar consideration and others knocking on that same door. Nothing will be official until the Fall, but here is what we know now.

30% of Corbett Charter School's 11th graders took the PSAT, and their average scores placed them in the 90th percentile in the College Selection Index, which is a summary of their performance. (statistically, one would anticipate that the mean of the top 30% would be the 85th percentile). By subject area, they averaged in the 90th percentile in reading, the 88th in math, and the 87th in writing. In each case, their median score was actually higher than the mean, so we literally place more than our share of students among the top scorers in the nation.

Corbett Charter's top 10%? Each scored in the top 7% nationally...always taking a little more than our statistical share, even against the top students in the county.


P is for Potential...PSAT results are in!

Some of our students have been awaiting the results of their PSAT exams...these are the warm-ups to the SAT, the initial qualifying exam for National Merit Scholar recognition, and access to an amazing online tool for college information. All 10th graders in Oregon were scheduled to take them in October...not many schools will publish the results.

29 Corbett Charter 10th Graders took the exams, and their average scores were in the 67th percentile in Reading, 64th in math, and 72nd in Writing. (Average scores are, by definition, the 50th percentile). So when compared to all 10th graders nationally, the average Corbett Charter School score was roughly among the top one-third. That's fairly impressive, but this is Corbett! Because we love a challenge, shouldn't we compare them instead to the 11th graders around the nation who took the exam? Fewer 11th graders take the PSAT...11th grade is the year that taking the exam actually puts one in competition for National Merit Scholarship. So the bar is higher. And the students are a year further along. How did we do?

Corbett Charter's 10th Graders, when compared to the nation's 11th graders, posted an average score that was in the 52nd percentile...two clicks above the nation's 11th graders...just a year ahead-of-time. But let's face it, some of our students put more into it than others.

The top half of Corbett's 10th grade class posted an average that was in the 75th percentile nationally...still running neck and neck with students a year more advanced!

And the top third of the class? The 86th percentile...right about what one would expect if they were a year older! Our top 10%? They managed to squeeze into the top 6% among this year's Juniors nationally.

In all, a breathtaking performance, and evidence that challenging every single student to the utmost of his or her ability only makes good educational sense.

But a question remains: What does one do with a year's head start? Because that's what we're describing...a Sophomore class that performs like Juniors around the country. Time to coast? Be conservative and 'protect our lead'? We don't think so. Time to double up! Time to get to work. It's true that the heart of education shouldn't be competition...I believe it. But there is that one slice of life, when you are sitting at school waiting to hear back from the college of your dreams, when it sure feels like a competition. Admissions officers and scholarship committees are making decisions that look pretty competitive. So for the purest scholar, the one who cares only for knowledge and understanding, competition is part of the game for at least a few months. And since it is there, it seems only wise to win.

So to the Class of 2013, three things: Happy New Year! Congratulations on a job well done! Oh, and, Back to work!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Before You Apply: Fair Warning!

Corbett Charter School students played well into the State tournaments in Soccer (both Boys and Girls) and in Volleyball this year. The State Championships eluded us, and we intend to be back, stronger, next year. Congratulations to all who made this effort.

It shouldn't go unnoticed that Corbett has taken home State Championships several times in recent years; twice in Band, twice in the Academic Decathlon, and four times in the America's Best High Schools rankings. Last year, Corbett was not only the Newsweek's State Champion, but out-performed the best schools from 46 other states. We predict that next year (which is based on last Spring's performance, so we already have a lot of data) both Corbett and Corbett Charter will be in the top 10. The only other place ever to pull this off was Dallas, Texas, where two magnet schools serve highly gifted students from a large metropolitan area.

Our Purpose: Corbett Charter School is committed to creating the absolute maximum number of quality options for our students upon their graduation. It's a simple notion...to create as many really exciting options as we can, to open as many doors as possible. We have often said that we are willing to take choices away from 16-year-olds in order to offer great choices to 18-year-olds. That's our goal, in its simplest form. Great choices for 18-year-olds. Many of our former students and their parents will testify that their children have had remarkable experiences after high school. That feedback is the input that we find the most compelling. That's success.


Warning Number One: Corbett Charter School has high behavior expectations. We believe in our kids. We make demands in a world that typically only 'opens negotiation' with children. Demands. Our schools reflect a hierarchy of authority. Children are expected to do as they are told. This might seem common-place (we certainly hope so) and yet we hear from time to time from those who simply disagree with this way of looking at school and at children. And we honor their right to disagree. But disagreement will not alter our commitments.

Warning Number Two: Corbett Charter School, even at the primary level, teaches science. Our high school teachers teach evolutionary theory in their biology classes and all of our teachers teach science in a way that offers the best natural explanations for what we see in the world around us. We believe that exploring the world and discussing the best natural explanations for what we observe in the world is the definition of science. We know that there are those who take exception to this commitment, and we honor their right to disagree. But their disagreement will not alter our commitment.

Warning Number Three: Corbett Charter School has high academic expectations. At the elementary and middle school level, our academic expectation is that everyone will do their very best. We do not demand that a student must be able to read or do math at a certain level by a certain age. Such expectations for young children are nonsense, and they are cruel. Children are different. Some require more time. Some are more able. But everyone is, by definition, capable of their best effort. And we expect that. From everyone.

Warning Number Four: High School is Hard! It is hard for almost everyone, and it is harder for some than for others. At the high school level, Corbett Charter School is committed to preparing students to meet the expectations of the nation's best colleges and universities. Classes that are oriented to this goal are going to be challenging for the vast majority of students, and they are going to be extremely difficult for some. The fact that High School is hard is not accepted by us as a reason to change. Assignments that some students complete during class might, for other students, result in homework. Homework that takes one student 45 minutes might take another student two hours. There are high schools all over three adjacent counties where students can choose easier classes, lighten their loads to make room for other priorities, have an easy senior year. Corbett Charter School is not that place.

We know that students vary. But they are nearing the point where, upon graduation, the world won't care how easily life comes to them...it will only care how well prepared they are. We offer extraordinary support to students who commit to their own success, regardless of their natural ability. We get tremendous results, but they have to be earned, one student at a time. This is our commitment. We promise not to waiver.

Everyone is welcome at Corbett. We believe it's a place where ordinary people can, with extraordinary effort, achieve remarkable results. Join us! And don't leave home without packing your best effort!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mandatory Training

All school employees are required to complete the attached training as an annual State requirement. The state further requires that parents be given the opportunity to view the same training materials.

The training can be accessed free of charge at


Bob Dunton, Director

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The College Board Announces AP Scholar Awards!

Every year The College Board announces the AP Scholar awards. An AP Scholar is a student who has earned a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. The use a '3' as the cut-off score because it potentially earns students college credit.

In Oregon, about 20% of all graduating seniors attempt an AP exam at some point prior to graduation. At Corbett Charter School, 22% of last year's senior class earned AP Scholar recognition by passing three or more exams! Read it again: Corbett Charter seniors earned AP Scholar recognition at the same rate at which seniors around the state attempted an exam.

In addition to the general AP Scholar awards, the College Board also recognizes AP Scholars with Honors (more exams passed, with a minimum average score of 3.25) and AP Scholar with Distinction awards (still more exams, minimum average score of 3.5!) Corbett Charter School had three students recognized as AP Scholars with Honor and one recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.

In all, over 10% of Corbett Charter School's high school students in grades 9 through 12 earned AP Scholar status...unbelievable!

Another bonus? Half of Corbett Charter School's AP Scholars for 2010 are back in high school this year. We expect great things from the Class of 2011!

It was a good first year. We anticipate improvement as we become more practiced.

Note: Individual scholars will be receiving notification from The College Board, and I won't spoil the fun by announcing names before they have been notified.