In addition to being a Montessori program, Camelback Montessori College Preparatory is also a college preparatory program. It is a priority for us to prepare students for college and beyond. Our focus on college-readiness allows us to partner with the adolescents to help them achieve their post-secondary goals and provide access to available resources to help them achieve those goals. Students have the option of receiving college credits for math through our dual enrollment offering. As a team, our teachers have chosen to focus on college readiness skills measured by the American College Test (ACT). The ACT is a national standardized college readiness assessment, and it is used as an indicator of how well students are projected to perform in their first year college classes. In addition, the ACT can open up both admissions and scholarship opportunities for our students. Our students are also prepared for conducting research in a collegial setting through numerous research papers using both APA and MLA formatting. Seniors participate in a culminating year-long capstone project which combines action research with enacting change in a real-world community.
As our program was established in 2012, last year’s graduating Class of 2016 represents our first group of graduates ever from Camelback Montessori College Preparatory. Here a snapshot of the Class of 2016.
Class of 2016: At a Glance
- 50% are the first in family to graduate from high school
- 75% are first in family to attend college
- 78% qualify for free and reduced lunch
- 88% received financial coverage for 100% tuition coverage
- 100% of students are enrolled in college and universities
- Average student ACT composite score of 22.3
- Scholarship and awards earned total $1,700,200