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In the News: Wolfcreek Trip Challenges Middle School Students
In the News: Wolfcreek Trip Challenges Middle School Students

With minimal supplies, seventh graders arrive in the Georgia mountains nervous and excited about the week ahead. They will hike through the woods, set up their own tents, cook their own food, build fires and undergo both physical and mental challenges.

By the end of the trip, students have formed new bonds as they overcome fears and learn to rely on one another. The confidence they build during their time in the woods carries through to the classrooms and roadblocks they face in life, says Middle School Division Leader Jennifer Jagdmann. "They realize, 'I am really capable. I am absolutely able to do all of these things – I just spent a week by myself in the woods,'" Jagdmann says.

Known as Wolfcreek, the tradition began about 30 years ago and now is part of Middle School's New Horizons week. Sixth grade takes an overnight outdoor educational trip near Tampa, and eighth grade visits Washington, D.C., to learn about history and leadership.

ABC Action News visited Corbett Prep when the 2019-20 seventh graders returned from Wolfcreek.


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Corbett Prep's CSS Launches New Volleyball Program

The Ultimate Warriors Volleyball Academy (UWVA) draws from international training techniques and strategies for youth volleyball in addition to Division I coaching philosophies. As part of the Community School for Sports (CSS), the volleyball academy is based at Corbett Prep but open to students from any school in the Tampa Bay area. It is modeled after CSS' popular Ultimate Warriors Basketball Academy and takes a positive approach to learning sports.

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Study: Middle School Students Better Off in Schools Designed for  Elementary and Middle Grades

Research shows that students who attend schools that encompass kindergarten through 8th grade — such as Corbett Prep, which actually starts in PreK3 — have more chances to be "top dogs," a privilege that translates into a better experience socially and academically for students.

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Corbett Prep Hosts 2019/20 Admissions Open Houses

Founders Marilyn Gatlin and Betty Anderson embraced a philosophy that happy students – respected as individuals and allowed to fulfill their needs to "play, investigate and be themselves" – were more open to learning than students who felt unhappy, tense and fearful at school. Corbett Prep will host Admissions Open Houses for prospective families at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019; Wednesday, Jan. 22; Tuesday, Feb. 25, and Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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