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    Senior Yearbook Class Meets with Graphic Designer

    Last updated 1 day 16 hours ago

    Seniors in the yearbook class had a virtual web session with a graphic designer in Missouri yesterday. Sophomore Franklin Winters came up with the design concept that we developed.

    Interesting Article About High School-to-College Transitions

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Eighty-six percent of graduates from private high schools enrolled in college immediately after graduation last year, compared to 60 percent of graduates from public charter schools. These and other findings emerged from the just-released High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates, covering a nationwide sampling of high schools that graduated more than 2.3 million students over three years.

    Read the full article here.

    How to Get the Most Out of Your College Campus Tours

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Touring a college campus is an important first step toward deciding where you want to go for your higher education. Use this guide to make the most of your campus tours to ensure that you choose the school that is right for you:

    Ask Questions

    Do not be afraid to ask questions while you walk around the campus. The tour guide is there to help you get the best first impression of the school possible. Whether you want to know about a meal plan or how the school can help you get a job once you graduate, it is important to ask questions when you have them. You can inquire about everything from student life to academics to get a well-rounded idea of what it would be like to attend this college.

    Try to Talk to Some Professors

    If you already know what you want to study or you have a few different majors in mind, make an effort to stop by some office hours of different professors. Getting the opportunity to talk to the professors helps you learn more about their teaching styles and what you can expect to do in each of your classes.

    Explore on Your Own

    Once the tour is officially over, you might want to take some time to walk around the campus on your own. This gives you the chance to see if you feel really comfortable at the school. If you are feeling brave, start up some conversations with some students to see what they think about the school so you can get a better idea of how the college will work for you.

    At Orinda Academy, we make an effort to prepare all of our students for the college experience. As one of the top prep schools in the East Bay, our courses are designed to put our students on the path toward present and future academic success. To learn more about our private college prep school, visit us online or call (925) 357-9719.

    Maximizing High School Years for College Prep

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Although it may seem like a long time before your East Bay high school student makes his way to college, the truth is that the years at his private college prep school will fly by faster than you might expect. That's why it's essential that you help him get the most out of his high school years. Encourage your student to think about where he wants to attend college and research what it will take academically in order to prepare him for admission. From as early as freshman year, your child should take challenging courses that push him intellectually.

    Starting in their sophomore year, students at preparatory schools should begin to explore future careers, and then put their best foot forward in their junior and senior years to reach their goals. The academic advisors here at Orinda Academy are always available to assist students in preparing for their futures as college students. Visit our website or call us at (925) 357-9719 to learn more about the benefits of attending a college prep school rather than traditional high school.

    Orinda Academy Senior Runs 5K for Education

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Orinda Academy senior Michael Livanos ran a 5K Run for Education race on Sunday, October 12th. The race was a benefit for the San Ramon Valley School District.  Michael's official time was 19:14 (a 6 minute, 12 second mile).


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