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    Orinda Academy's Food Drive for Contra Costa Food Bank

    Last updated 6 hours ago

    Orinda Academy thanks the generous homeowners of OrindaWoods!  To help the Contra Costa Food Bank, empty bags were placed at doorsteps of local residents asking for food donations to help those in need.  We are happy to say that Orinda Academy received over 40 bags of food (canned beans, vegetables, rice, grains, cereal, tuna, etc.) Thursday, October 30th. 

    Stay tuned as we will have one more food drive before the end of 2014!

    Thank you again for your generosity in helping those in need.  Our community benefits and grows stronger as a result of your actions.

    -Community Action Club

    Signs Your Child Could Benefit from a Tutor

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Students today experience a lot of stress from workloads that might be too much for them to handle. A private tutor can help your child get a better handle on his or her work.

    If you notice that your child is spending too much time on homework or does not seem to be working efficiently, a tutor might be able to help. A lack of motivation or trouble asking for help could be other signs that your child would benefit from a tutor. Check out this video to learn more about deciding when you should find a tutor.

    With the small classes and dedicated teachers at Orinda Academy, your child has access to resources that lead to success. Our private school offers some of the best college preparatory help in the East Bay to give your child every advantage. Call (925) 357-9719 to learn more.

    Senior Yearbook Class Meets with Graphic Designer

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Seniors in the yearbook class had a virtual web session with a graphic designer in Missouri on oct. 23rd. Sophomore Franklin Winters came up with the design concept that we developed.

    Interesting Article About High School-to-College Transitions

    Last updated 9 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 10 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.




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