CRMS provides intentional programming that prepares and supports 9th graders for the new challenges introduced by a college-preparatory residential program. Freshman year at CRMS features a team of teachers specifically focused on the 9th grade class who work together to help students build performance and moral character. These teachers oversee an interdisciplinary, values-based curriculum that emphasizes collaboration and responsibility in both the classroom and community. One shared attribute of freshman year is Freshman Seminar, a bi-weekly class integrated with other freshman core subjects, featuring topics such as self-esteem, diversity, physical health, human sexuality, drug and alcohol awareness, and study skills.
CRMS designates time for study in daytime and evening study halls. During study time, students are encouraged to manage their time and utilize effective study skills. All freshmen and new students are provided with a weekly structured study hall up to Thanksgiving break. Continuing students who need a study hall are given this structured time based on their average grade and recognition survey performance.
Evening study takes place for all boarding students Sunday through Thursday from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m.
Extra Help and Tutoring
In CRMS’s residential environment, faculty are readily available to help students understand course material and reach their full academic potential. Students who have questions about classwork or who otherwise need additional support should seek out their teachers during free periods or other unscheduled time. CRMS has a full-time learning specialist and an instructional support teacher who will provide study-skill training, academic support, and coordinate any additional tutoring.