在Marin Horizon, our high 学校 placement process is intentionally student-centered 而且 process-oriented. Rather than approaching the transition from middle 学校 to high 学校 as an endpoint, we view it as an opportunity for continued skill development, 情感的发展, 而且 student empowerment. 重要的是, we want students 而且 families to feel supported throughout their high 学校 transition experience. While the majority of our students elect to apply to 而且 attend independent 学校s, we feel strongly that students electing to attend public 学校 are celebrated along with their peers. 最重要的是, we want our students to derive benefits from the process of choosing high 学校, rather than tying success to a particular outcome.
For families that apply to independent 学校s, we begin the process by focusing on finding the 正确的 “fit” for each student. When students emphasize identifying the 正确的 学校, rather than the “best” 学校, they are able to present themselves with confidence 而且 authenticity, which typically yields better outcomes for applicants. Students are encouraged to take the lead throughout their application process. They practice essential skills including researching, 维护自己的权利, 恢复建设, 面试, personal essay writing, 而且, 最终, succeeding with grace 而且 coping with disappointment. 最后, students are able to reflect on their achievements during their application process 而且 recognize their own successes, regardless of outcome. 在Marin Horizon, we are proud to say that our emphasis on the process yields excellent results year after year. Our students are consistently accepted at premier high 学校s throughout the Bay Area, with nearly every applicant finding a home at their first or second choice 学校.
8th Grade English Teacher & Advisor, High School Placement Counselor, 而且 Director of Experiential Ed