Montessori is the building block which prepares our elementary students for such a rigorous collegiate program.
Implementing college level courses successfully in high school requires students to be confident, independent, resilient, and compassionate. Hamlin Collegiate Elementary is leaning into the Montessori Method to help us instill each of those traits in our students- no matter what their socioeconomic background may be.
An integral component of our preparing our students for college, career, and life. To be informed citizens, we must know how to research every single day in order to make good decisions which are best for our families, communities, and society. Starting in the 3rd grade, the concept of research begins with group projects. By the time students are in the 11th grade, they are ready for a 2 year, extensive research project. After so much experience with research, students will be ready for postgraduate degrees, high level career work, and critical thinking for life.
3. Common Instructional Framework (CIF):
CIF refers to 6 proven teaching methods which Hamlin Collegiate students find in their classrooms every week.
4. Degree Attainment:
As this year’s 9th graders reach their senior year, our goals are that 90% will complete an associate degree. Of that group, 80% will complete a bachelor’s degree and/or will earn a high-demand workforce certificate, and 70% will complete a postgraduate degree or certification.
All students in Hamlin have the opportunity to move forward with higher education, high wage/high demand jobs, and low or no college debt.
Watch the video below for more details.
5. Career Pathways:
At Hamlin Collegiate, we prepare students for the future and for future careers. Our students will be highly qualified, prepared, and marketable by the time they graduate. We have added the following career pathways:
Offering high level academic courses with no support can be a disaster for students who need help with organization, time management, planning, and homework. We use the AVID program as a “catch-all” to make sure our students are up-to-speed in their collegiate journey. For more details, check out the video below.
7. Technology Integration:
7th-12th graders in Hamlin are privileged to enjoy a 1-to-1 MacBook initiative.
Each high school student has their own personal MacBook to use for remote learning, online college courses, and the array of assignments which require a computer.
Early Childhood-6th grade classes are fully supported with iPads for every classroom.
8. Harvard Instructional Rounds:
Based on the medical model of patient rounds, instructional rounds allow everyone participating to see how others in their field are practicing education. External rounds allow school districts to see how other school districts are implementing education practices. Internal rounds allow teachers and administration to see how other teachers are implementing teaching methods.