Essential Elements of CBPLA
Pick Me Up (PMU) is a welcoming to the school day, a chance for the entire school community to assemble and share, get ideas, learn new things together, try new activities. In short, PMUs set the tone for the school day. PMUs occur every non-LTI day (M, W, F) for approximately 30 minutes. The philosophy of the PMU is to expose students to a variety of careers, talents, ideas, and educational opportunities.
Advisory is the place where relationship between students and advisors are developed and manifested. During advisory, students are grouped with an advisor (15:1 max). Advisories should be as diverse as possible. As a cohort, the students are guided through their four-year high school experience by the one advisor who knows them best. In advisory, students work with their cohort on meaningful projects, discussions, activities and team building.
Independent Work is a time when students work at their own pace to complete various tasks related to interest exploration, the LTI experience, the advisory, and Academic Seminar. This time period is monitored and facilitated by advisors who ensure that students are making steady progress. During Independent Work advisors are available for 1:1 assistance for students who need further guidance.
Student Center Approach