As part of Camelback High School, all Camelback Montessori College Preparatory students participate in a mandatory advisory class for all four years of high school.
Advisory’s main purpose is to connect students to their personal and academic goals by providing a period for additional independent work time, the flexibility to get signed out to travel to other teachers for additional support, and to help students get involved in the community both on and off campus. The roles of the advisor are to support students on their academic and social endeavors and to serve as the main point of contact for the student’s parents/guardians/caretakers. Advisory is unique in being a 45-minute class, allowing students to see their advisory teacher every single day of the week. Students will have the same advisor all four years of high school which allows for each advisory class to build a multi-aged community within the wider school community. Advisory is a year-long course for 1/2 credit, and successful completion of advisory entails fulfilling the requirements of the Spartan “S.H.I.E.L.D”.
Students will engage in community service and service learning each year.
Freshman Year- Complete at least one community service event per quarter, with each event lasting a minimum of four hours (16 hours per academic year). At least one of the four community service events must be a formal CMCP service learning experience offered by the teachers.
Sophomore Year- Complete at least one community service event per quarter, totaling at least ten hours of service per quarter (40 hours per academic year). At least one of the four community service events must be a formal CMCP service learning experience offered by the teachers.
Junior Year- Complete community service with the same organization/cause for the entire year, totaling at least 50 hours per academic year.
Senior Year- Complete community service with the same organization/ cause for the entire year and/or leading a community service endeavor for a cause, totaling at least 50 hours per academic year. In addition, seniors will give back to the CMCP community by mentoring freshmen within their advisory community to help freshmen transition into high school life.
Students will support the school community by attending at least twenty events sponsored by the campus. These may include performances by the arts, sporting events, recruitment fairs for middle schools, dances, and similar activities
Students will maintain in good academic standing and be prepared for college by passing their courses with a “C” or higher. Students with lower grades will be involved in the process of writing an academic contract and will complete all action steps outlined in the academic contract.
Students will abide by CMCP core values, resulting in no disciplinary referrals. Students who are put on a behavior contract will complete all action steps outlined in the academic contract.
Students will contribute to the diverse communities within our campus by participating in at least one club or one sport. All CMCP students are required to actively engage as members of Montessori Club and assist Montessori Club leaders in achieving goals for the good of the group.
Students will maintain a consistent and punctual attendance record. Absences are justified and work is made up in a timely matter.
To pass advisory, students will need to satisfy four of the six requirements. However, we expect and encourage students to strive for the Spartan SHIELD, which requires them to satisfy all six requirements.