Students in this sub-plane have the ability to work, concentrate, and achieve high expectations with minimal adult structure but high adult support. They crave long periods of uninterrupted work time.
We have created a schedule that is similar to the upper elementary environment. It allows students to work independently, attend lessons and get the adult support they need. Due to strong up front cultural work regarding high expectations, our students are thriving in this environment.
Compass Montessori High School Schedule Elective Classes Elective Classes A.W.O.L Elective Classes Elective Classes 12:35-1:35 1:40-2:40 Lunch Lunch A.W.O.L Lunch Lunch 11:40-12:30 Core Class Lessons & Work Core Class Lessons & Work Community Meeting Advising O ften other follow up meetings: SIP, Intl. Trip, ACT Prep, etc. Core Class Lessons & Work Core Class Lessons & Work 7:45-11:40 Friday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday Monday
Teachers must hold themselves and each other to high, high standards of behavior and commitment towards authentic Montessori education. This requires a deepening capacity towards the self-reflection required to evolve emotionally and spiritually in the same manner we are requiring the students to grow. We must hold ourselves as accountable in every way as we hold the students.
Our High School mornings are one long block of uninterrupted work time with teachers giving lessons that students schedule themselves in to. Our students are deeply engaged in their work. We are a high performing, highly rated high school. Last year we were voted a 5280 Top Denver School
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