Give your child an exceptional Middle School experience!
Calvert is pleased to offer Calvert Academy Middle School (CAMS), a dynamic program for Sixth through Eighth Grades that uses the latest instructional tools to provide an online environment that prepares students for high school.
Calvert Academy Middle School (CAMS)
The curriculum is academically rigorous and reflective of the highest international standards, preparing students to successfully attend high school and on to a college or career of their choice.
The Calvert Academy education team is comprised of certified teachers and education counselors. Each team member participates in extensive professional development programs and performance reviews are conducted on an annual basis.
The Calvert Academy is a program designed for families who want their student to attend an online middle school. Using a blend of digital and printed materials the learning guide and teacher work together to ensure mastery of course content.
Live instruction is provided every week to supplement home studies. The schedule of live instruction varies by course and by teacher. The teacher grades all assignments and tests, while also monitoring student performance and providing support and direction.
Flex Paced School Year
Calvert Academy Middle School is conducted on a flex paced school-year schedule. It is patterned after the traditional academic calendar, running September through June with semester breaks and a summer break. There are three individual start dates for each semester when a group of students will begin live instruction for their coursework. Students may move within these cohorts as needed to accommodate their lifestyle or to ensure for mastery of the material. View the 2015/16 Calendar here!
There are three teachers per grade level in the CAMS. Teachers are assigned based on subject matter. In addition, there will be a coach or academic advisor for all grades. Interactive teaching is conducted in various forms:
- Class Sessions - the teachers hold bi-weekly live sessions that are topic based to the content area.
- Small Group Sessions - these can be tutoring sessions, group projects/presentations, collaboration sessions, and opportunities for interactivity across subject areas.
- Grading- teachers use the quality feedback provided in grading as a teaching moment to share in the learning and offer opportunities of growth and next steps.
- Office Hours - the teachers have weekly office hours available for tutoring, answering questions, and any general support needed for students.
Core Curriculum: Language Arts, Math*, Science and World Culture
6th grade: keyboarding
7th grade: Algebra I, World Language
8th grade: Algebra I, Geometry, World Language, Technology
Club participation is included in CAMS enrollment. Although the list of clubs changes each year, they have included Minecraft, Journalism and many others.
Once a deposit has been received for enrollment, a link to the iReady placement test will be sent. This must be completed before class scheduling in August.
Watch the recording of a recent webinar with Calvert Academy
Executive Director, Dr. Marilyn Myers, for
information on plans for fall 2015.
*Math in Focus is the text for middle school math based on a parent survey. This text covers fewer concepts at a deeper level. The goal of the course is skill mastery.