Mrs. Corbett

Phone: 651.744.3860

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Mrs. Corbett

Hello and welcome to another school year at Highland Park Senior High School! I’m looking forward to getting to know each of you and sharing my love of learning and thinking with you! On this site you will find information about myself, your specific class (assignments, links, syllibi), and contact information.

About Mrs. Corbett...

Hi! My name is Mrs. Corbett and this is my tenth year teaching at Highland Park Senior High and my fourteenth year in SPPS. This year I will be teaching Accelerated Algebra II, Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW), Theory of Knowledge, and Computer Programming.  Outside of the classroom I co-coordinate Link Crew (which you can learn more about here) and coach Girls on the Run at Marcy Open School.

I graduated from Bloomington Kennedy High School in 1998 and then spent two years at St. Mary's University in Winona, MN and eventually graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in both Mathematics and Meteorology. I then spent two years volunteering full time with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity through AmeriCorps. After that I received my license through the University of Minnesota's post-baccalaureate program, and completed my Masters in Education there in 2009. Outside of work I enjoy training for and competing in triathlons, camping, hiking, reading, and of course spending time with my family. I have a daughter, Addie, who is 11 and a son, Max, who is 8. With my husband, Brian, and our kids, we enjoy being outside, playing sports, biking, and traveling. 

 

Class Sessions and Overviews

  • Accelerated Algebra 2

    This is a fast paced course designed for students who earned an A or B in their previous math class. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to continue to Pre-Calculus.

    Topics covered and links to resources:
    1. Foundations for Functions
    2. Linear Functions
    3. Linear Systems
    4. Quadratic Functions
    5. Polynomial Functions - Transformations 
    6. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    7. Rational and Radical Functions
    8. Properties and Attributes of Functions
    9. Probability and Statistics
    10. Sequences and Series
    11. Trigonometric Graphs and Identities

     

    Introduction to Computer Programming

    An introductory course that covers a variety of topics in computer technology, including the following:

    1. 3D Software Modeling
    2. Robotics and Programming
    3. Image Editing
    4. Vector Graphics
    5. The MYP Design Cycle - Investigate, Plan, Create, Evaluate

     

    Introduction to Engineering Desgin

    An introductory course that covers a variety of topics in computer technology, including the following:

    1. Design Process
    2. Technical Sketching and Drawing
    3. Measurement and Statistics
    4. Cloud computing, collaboration and task management
    5. The MYP Design Cycle - Investigate, Plan, Create, Evaluate

     

    Theory of Knowledge

    TOK is a course about critical thinking and inquiring into the process of knowing and how we know what we claim to know.  

    We will focus on the different ways of knowing (language, sense perception, emotion, reason, imagination, faith, intuition, and memory) and how we utilize them in various areas of knowledge (mathematics, natural sciences, human sciences, history, the arts, ethics, religious knowledge systems, and indigenous knowledge systems).

     

    If you are having trouble at any time in any of these classes, I am available for tutoring before and after school by appointment.

    You will find links to your texts on your class page as well as a course syllabus.

Class Schedule

    • Period 1: 8:30 - 9:18 Acc. Algebra 2 (2312)
    • Period 2: 9:23 - 10:11 IED (3303)
    • Period 3: 10:16 - 11:04 Acc. Algebra 2 (3304)
    • Period 4: 11:09 - 11:57 Computer Programming (3304) TOK
    • Period 5: 11:57 - 1:14 Computer Programming (3304) TOK
    • Period 6: 1:19 - 2:07 PLC
    • Period 7: 2:12 - 3:00 PREP