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Monday, July 27, 2020

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Language Arts Week Starts Today!

The South Schools' Family Liaisons have joined together to bring our families 'Themed Curriculum Weeks!' Each week has its theme: All-In-One Curriculum, Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Subscription Boxes.

Join us as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community! Sessions are being recorded and will posted in upcoming newsletters.

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Curriculum Webinars

We are excited to announce that as part of our themed curriculum weeks this summer, our families will have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors! Check back weekly as we add more webinars and instructions on how to sign up to attend!

Top Picks

During the summer, we will be sharing some of our favorite tools and homeschooling advice that we shared with you over the 2019-2020 school year! They are listed below.

Figures in Motion

Does your child love history and crave meaningful hands-on activities? Do you need to motivate a creative or reluctant learner to discover the wonder of history?

Engage your child with articulated paper figures of the great men and women of history! Unlike paper dolls, these figures move! They are easy to assemble and are designed to supplement any history curriculum or stand alone with biographies.

Color, cut, and assemble using the award-winning Famous Figures series of activity books. Then, act out the stories of history or tell about the past with your historical creations. Makes learning history fun and memorable for your child!

Designed for ages 6 through 12. Go to for more information.

Homeschooling Advice

Why Read Aloud Time is Still Valuable for Teens

"Most homeschooling parents can agree that spending time reading aloud as a family is a worthwhile endeavor. Who doesn't love snuggling with little ones while reading stories that open up imaginations and fill minds with wonderful tales? For many, it's a peaceful, almost magical time, one that ends too quickly as kids get older, outgrowing family reading time.

But does family reading time have to end? No. In fact, reading aloud together is just as important for teens as it is for elementary aged children."

Read the full blog post here.

School News and Important Dates

Cabrillo Point Academy Testimonial by Mohd Taji

Hello, my name is Mohd Taji, and I am a Cabrillo Academy high school graduate this semester.

I would like to briefly walk you through journey with Cabrillo throughout my high school years and what I have learned and achieved. I have always had the tendency of challenging myself and testing my limits in different aspects and fields. I initially began on my journey with Cabrillo in 7th grade with my HST Miss Tracy Cecola and was intrigued with the concept of homeschooling and was quite new to it all. My HST was very cooperative and provided me with all the info we needed in which we decided to begin the program.

What really helped me in the program was the flexibility allowed by the program and curriculum, which helped focus on my endeavors and dreams. So by the time I reached high school I was quite familiar with the system, but not with high school itself. As I had mentioned I always like to challenge myself in which I thought of the idea that I would like to graduate high school in two years instead of four. I had consulted this idea with my HST in which she was very receptive, cooperative, and encouraging but she still warned me and my parents that finishing in two years was going to be extremely difficult and stressful. She had also informed us that this would be something very new, was untried and experimental.So after a lot of pondering, I committed to the plan and started to take at least twelve courses per semester to meet the A-G grad requirement, in which I had also aimed to maintain a high GPA and try to get A’s in all my classes. Fortunately I was able to handle the work load properly for which I came up with the idea that I wanted to make a world records the youngest pilot to solo. I always had a passion for aviation and had started aviation college from the age of thirteen and gotten a 4.0 gpa for the pilot classes I took which were meant for “Real Pilots."

So while simultaneously handling my schoolwork, college, flight training, and world record preparation, I headed to Canada to complete the record, because the age to solo an aircraft in the US is 16 and in Canada is 14. So after rigorous training and check rides one fine day I was able to make the world record. That accomplishment really boosted my morale and vigor to do more as it gave the courage to go even further. After coming back I started to plan again for my next record attempt , in which I would like to thank my HST once again for making I was staying on track while completing these hectic activities. Once again I returned to Canada with even a more challenging world record which was the youngest pilot to solo cross country 150 nautical miles , in which a portion of that flight had to completed over the ocean. After a lot of planning and hard work thankfully once again I was able to successfully complete the world record .

Finally after returning I went busy again submitting all my work to meet the deadlines and was able to get A’s in almost all the 48 courses I took in a period of four semesters. Completing high school in this amount of time has been one of the most satisfying achievements I have ever made as has helped me evolve and change in a positive way as a human being.

In conclusion my time in high school has been a tremendous journey and experience in which I will value all my life , and will help me in different aspects of my career . None of this would have not been possible without my teachers, counselors, HST, and of course Cabrillo. I would like to thank everybody for helping me make my dreams into reality, supporting and encouraging me throughout this rollercoaster of a ride. As I will mention once again It is thanks to Cabrillo for giving the opportunity to prove myself and explore my talents in ways that I had never imagined ever.

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

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School Calendar

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Don't Miss Our Newsletters!

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Summer Support: CPA's Facebook Group

We would love to see more families in our Facebook group! Click the link below to join our summer conversations, and to get more virtual resources.

Please note: The group is for currently enrolled families only. Members must answer the questions to join.

Virtual Orientation Video

If you are joining Cabrillo Point Academy for the 2020-2021 school year, please watch the South Schools' Virtual Orientation session below. It will answer many of your questions!

Resource for Orange County Families

We wanted to share a list of mental health, financial and food resources surrounding Orange County in case you or someone you know may need them. As a school, we would really like to provide options for families that are struggling in this area. Please let us know if you are in need of more assistance. We are here for you all during these times, and will get through this together.

You may find the list of resources here.

High School

8th Grade Transition High School Session

We have a recorded a session and you are welcome to watch here. We have also linked the presentation slide deck here for you.

Curriculum Choices

Need more curriculum information? Please take a look at our Curriculum Roadshow slide deck!

Wellness Resources

Did you know you can get immediate assistance and resources just by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone? 2-1-1 is a central point for public information, including times of disaster to help those affected find recovery assistance.

Educational Tools

I Can Statements

Cabrillo Point Academy's "I Can" statements are available online to help you plan your next school year!

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Community and Connection

Instagram Page

If you are on instagram, we'd love to hear from you! Join our page, learn about our upcoming events and field trips, and tag us in your homeschooling photos!

Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 3, 7 and 9 years old, and I was previously a high school math teacher. Five years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old, and have homeschooled for the past five years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I enjoy planning and hosting activities and events and look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


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