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Since everyone is about to start school again next week, it's a good time for Dr. Grauer to come clean and talk about mistakes. But, the mistakes he's talking about are often unquestioned as "truths" and presumed as normalcy in educational circles—otherwise known as "normal mistakes."

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In this week's column, Dr. Grauer shares excerpts from a study by noted psychologist Jean Twenge, covering breaking research on "smartphone" use—the most ironic name in technology history. Dr. Grauer's question, which might be yours after you read this column, is: Why aren't smartphones treated like a controlled substance?

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The Grauer School, one of San Diego’s premier prep schools, was founded in 1991 by Dr. Stuart Grauer to give teens a voice. Our students have matriculated to the nation’s finest colleges and universities. Our campus and diverse programs accommodate approximately 150 students in grades seven through 12.

Students spend their days in a Socratic environment on our green, six-acre campus in Encinitas, CA. We want our students to try classes for fun, make mistakes, follow a passion, and do things that they are drawn to rather than plotting out a preordained or controlled path. We believe they will achieve more enduring outcomes and passions in this way, develop values like personal motivation, freedom, and courage.

A visit here could easily change the way you see great education

By The Numbers

96% Acceptance rate to the

top two colleges of choice

176 Sister schools worldwide

(UNESCO Associated Schools)

41Countries students
have travelled to on expeditions

Top 10 Places to work in the U.S.

-Outside Magazine

70% Student body participation in team sports

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We will be hosting our annual New Student and Family Orientation today from 9:00-10:30am. After a short program, new students will receive their schedules and will take a tour of their classrooms prior to tomorrow's first day of school. Faculty Lead: Dana Abplanalp-Diggs
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All classes (Periods 1 through 7) are held today in consecutive order. Our all-school assembly is held on Tuesdays during Period 5.
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Today is the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year! We are so excited to see everyone's bright and smiling faces as we kick off the next school year.
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We will be hosting a faculty workshop and expedition wrap-up meetings today from 9:00am-4:00pm. There will be NO CLASSES for students. Faculty Leads: Dana Abplanalp-Diggs and Patricia Young
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