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Monday, June 8, 2020

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School News and Important Dates

End of Year Message

Dear Families,

You did it! You made it through an ever-changing and challenging school year.

We hope that you and your families have a wonderful summer, and we can't wait to see you all again in August.

Wishing you all the best,

Your Cabrillo Point Academy Team

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2020 Senior Spotlight

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!
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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.

Our Message To You

Dear Families,

This spring, you've faced unprecedented challenges, and you've risen to them with ingenuity, care, and excellence! Your commitment has kept your children safe, engaged, and connected. Here is a message to our amazing families from your Cabrillo Point Academy Leadership and Teachers

We miss you!

Virtual Art Fair

It gives us great pleasure to introduce our First Annual Inspire Virtual Art Fair! Please click on the link below to access the Art Fair website to see the amazing art made by our very own Inspire students. Enjoy!

Inspire Virtual Art Fair 2019/2020

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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.

Resource Site For All Parents

We worked together to create a resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with homeschooling their children. Please share with anyone who you feel could benefit from the site!

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Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon Theme for the 2020-2021 School Year is:

The Cold War

Exploring the history of the Cold War, the Space Race and Astronomy, Reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, and exploring the Art and Music of the Cold War Era are just some of the exciting themes discussed in the AG approved elective.

High School students of all abilities are needed to form a team that then compete at a regional level to then have the opportunity to move to the state competition in Sacramento in March.

A student does not need to be an expert in all ten areas, instead, we are looking for students of all academic abilities to create a well-rounded team. The Decathlon is about creating a team, and the coaches and teammates work together throughout the course.

Please pass on the informational Flyer and Interest Survey to all of your families.

2020_21-Academic Decathlon Interest Flyer (for 9th-12th Grade and an AG approved elective)

2020-2021 Academic Decathlon Syllabus

Academic Pentathlon and Academic Decathlon Google Interest Survey

Inspiring Parents Session- Math Fluency

Our magnificent math team engaged viewers with tips to help students learn how to build a strong math foundation by bolstering their essential math skills during our webcast on May 6th. Bonus: lots of math resources to check out and many are free.

Missed it? Sign up for the recording and resources by clicking this link:

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Community Connections

We want to thank everyone for all your support of the Community Connections program all year long. We truly enjoyed building community with everyone and fostering connections.

We are ending the school year with a bang, by punctuating it with a service project. We're spreading some encouragement, hope, and sunshine to the seniors and staff at Freedom Village in Lake Forest. We want every single resident and staff member to receive a digital card, art, or special message during our Write-A-Thon challenge. Please join us by creating a message, taking a picture of it, and then sending it to Maricka Parker: and it will be shared with the residents and staff. Save the flyer and spread the word... you can even post on your favorite social media platforms and tag Cabrillo Point Academy. The challenge will run through the last day of school, June 11th. Join in and let's show our community how much we care!

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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 silde deck!

Summer Programs, 2020

We are offering summer programs through quite a few vendors like ASU Digital Prep., Silicon Valley High School, BYU Independent Study, UC Scout, and more.

Please ask you HST for more information!

High School Counselor Support

Career Technical Education (CTE) Spotlight Information #5:

Did you know that Irvine Valley College has Career Pathways that prepare learners for employment in specific industries? Demand for workers is high and the pay is competitive!

Here are just a few of their many programs they offer:

Concurrent Enrollment

  • Submit forms before June 30th: Please have your student’s form submitted to the High School Counselor prior to June 30th. There will not be anyone available to sign the forms in the month of July.

  • Official Transcripts: If your student is taking courses in spring 2020, please remember that official transcripts need to be requested from the college to be sent, directly to Inspire, as soon as final grades are entered for the term.

Important Information for Student Athletes

Is your student an athlete? You will want to ask them if they want to play a college sport? If so, that’s great! There are a few things we need to do.

  • Students seeking to be eligible as collegiate student-athletes must complete NCAA approved coursework while in high school through only HQT-led Edgenuity or ChoicePlus Academy (McGraw Hill). There are a few other curriculum providers that have NCAA approved courses, like Williamsburg Academy or UC Scout or they can be taken at the community college with prior approval from your school counselor.

  • Students will need to complete Sixteen (16) NCAA approved courses in the areas of history, English, math and science and world language. This is congruent with AG requirements as well.

    • Ten (10) core courses need to be completed before the beginning of their 7th semester and seven (7) of those courses need to be in the areas of English, math and science.

  • Students should also register on the NCAA Eligibility Center website while in 10th grade. This Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete has a lot of helpful information for families as well.

Wellness Resources

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There are many supports, services and treatment options that may help. Seneca Family Agencies is just one avenue to get the support you and your family may need. They provide a wide range of services: Short term mental health services, wrap-around services, crisis stabilization services, outpatient clinics, probation services, transitional youth programs, therapeutic behavioral services, intensive case management, foster youth/ adoption services.

Student Support

As the 2019-2020 school year is quickly drawing to a close, the Intervention team wants to thank you for all of your support!

Many of you are wondering what online opportunities we will have during the summer.

  • Reading Horizons Discovery and Elevate will continue without interruption throughout the summer.

  • On August 1-3, the students will roll over for the 2020-2021 school year.

In an effort to provide the best, most cost-effective intervention, we will not be using Pathblazer next year.

  • Pathblazers for reading and math will end on June 22 for all students.

    • In August, we will provide the HSTs a survey to fill out, to place students in one of our new intervention options.

For students that qualify, we are excited to let you know that for the 2020-2021 school year we are offering for free:

  • Mathseeds TK-3rd grades

  • Mathletics K-10th grade

  • Reading Eggs TK-4th grade

  • EggsPress 2nd – 8th grade

Renaissance Learning is no longer offering English in a Flash for our Multilingual Learners. We are delighted to let you know that we will be able to offer:

  • BrainPop ELL - Free for EL students

For those interested, until June 15th, you can access Brainpop ELL for free off of our Intervention website

Special Education

Your student’s case manager will be contacting you if your child is due for an initial or triennial evaluation. Most of these assessments will not take place while schools are physically closed, as they require direct contact between students and staff. Instead, these assessments will occur once schools physically open. However, some types of speech assessments may be completed virtually. Your child’s case manager will contact you if your child is due for an assessment at this time.

If your child’s IEP includes extended school year (ESY), we will be offering ESY services this summer. Your child’s case manager will contact you in the next few weeks regarding your child’s service(s).

English Learners

English Learners Newsletter

Please read this resource to find a wealth of information about English Learners and the programs we offer to support our students.


Enrichment Ordering System: Amazon Punchout

Amazon Updates:

  • The most up-to-date Amazon videos can be found from the Video menu within the EOS, and links are also included below.

Amazon Parent Video, Part 1

Amazon Parent Video, Part 2

Amazon Parent Video, Part 3

  • Please feel free to refer to this document, which outlines up-to-date information about the Amazon punchout system.

  • Please note: Textbooks cannot be rented through the punchout system. For rentals, Amazon requires a credit card be kept on file, in case items aren’t returned or rental periods need to be extended (not something that charter schools are able to accommodate).

Quick reminder: Please only request one Outschool class per order. The vendor provides one receipt per class, and for processing purposes, it’s easiest to process one class per order.

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Educational Tools


"Over the last 50 years, Price Stern Sloan has published hundreds and hundreds of Mad Libs stories. Come fill out over 125 of the funniest ones in this deluxe oversize edition. This book also includes a history of the game as told by the creator Leonard Stern (complete with pictures) and stories filled out by today’s hottest stars! It’s the super-silly way to say _________ [adjective] 50th Anniversary, Mad Libs!"

Price: $5.12

Available on Amazon

I Can Statements

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

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Book It! Program is Open for Enrollment

BOOK IT! motivates children to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza. The program is simple, flexible, fun and free to use in your classroom! BOOK IT! was created in 1984 and currently reaches more than 14 million students and 37,000 K-6 grade schools annually.

Enroll today!

Virtual Tours of National Parks

Got a bit of downtime? Take a trip to a national park from wherever you are! Many national park sites across the country offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere. From digitally diving under the sea to watching the cherry blossom trees bloom, there are countless ways to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque online.


Get up close and personal with parks through virtual tours. Learn more about the history of these legendary places and how essential their protection and preservation is in ensuring these sites are enjoyed for generations to come.

Visit to take your virtual tour of several amazing and historical national parks!

Homeschooling Advice

Give Your Home School a KISS

"In the spring and summer, many of us turn our thoughts to evaluating our home schools. How are things going? What changes might we want to make? Some states or provinces require that you write some kind of end-of-the-school-year assessment. And even if it’s not required legally, it’s a good idea to pause every once in a while and make sure the path you’re on is taking you the right direction, toward where you want to be.

So today I want to share with you a simple way to evaluate your home school. It’s all centered around the word “kiss.” If you can remember four words that spell “kiss,” you’ll have at hand four questions that can help you check on how things are going and make plans for moving ahead.

The four words are

  • Keep
  • Improve
  • Stop
  • Start

You see how those first letters spell “kiss”: keep, improve, stop, start. So as you think about your home school, ask yourself

  • What do I want to keep?
  • What do I want to improve?
  • What do I want to stop?
  • What do I want to start?

I would encourage you to “kiss” three areas of your home school. Charlotte Mason believed that education involves the atmosphere of your home, the good habits that you are seeking to instill in your children, and the living ideas that you are presenting in your studies. So let’s walk through how you might “kiss” each of those areas of your home school."

Read the rest of the article here.

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? If not, head on over to meet our regional team, stay current on school events, and find general school information. This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

Your Orange County Team

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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