Why Global Studies?

As the world grows more connected and intertwined, we find ourselves faced with exciting opportunities and boundless challenges. We recognize that we are as much citizens of the world as of our own country. With that knowledge comes a responsibility to understand how the world affects us, and how we, in turn, affect it.

To engage with the 21st century, students must possess the knowledge, skills, and character to embrace difference, solve problems, and effect change. To this end, Camelot has identified coursework and extracurricular activities that will focus on developing such abilities.

Upon successful completion of Camelot's Global Studies Certificate Program, students will receive a certificate and notation on their transcript.

Who Is This Program For?

The Global Studies Certificate Program is open to students entering 10th or 11th grade who are excited to engage in global topics and are driven to push themselves.

Requirements for Completion of
Global Studies Certificate Program

These requirements will help students to develop the skills and character needed for global citizenship, and will allow them to:

Empathize - Lead - Understand - Serve - Explore

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Academic Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the following courses:
    • World History
    • Environmental Science
    • World Language, level 3 or higher
    • 1 elective course per year, chosen from:
      • World Literature
      • Human Geography
      • World Religions
      • Ethics
      • A pre-approved course of the student’s choice.
  2. Exploration of globally-focused topics on the following assignments each year:
    • Academic Fair
    • Two AR books
    • Two projects within courses not listed as required above



 

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Other Requirements

Students must earn a total of 300 points across the following three categories, with a minimum of 50 points per category. A maximum of half of the points in each category can be earned through Camelot-sponsored activities.

  1. Community Service
    • Earn at least 50 points in this category. (See points-assessment rubric for more detail.)
    • Complete a reflection for each service experience.
  2. Cultural Exposure
    • Earn at least 50 points in this category. (See points-assessment rubric for more detail.)
    • Complete a reflection for each cultural experience.
  3. Community Service
    • Earn at least 50 points in this category. (See points-assessment rubric for more detail.)
    • Leadership may be completed in one of the following:
      • A recognized organization
      • Immersion Day
      • A pre-approved project of student’s choice.
    • Complete a reflection for each leadership experience.

Points Assessment


Community Service

Points are awarded for the following components
Community Service Hours
Culturally Immersive Service
Contact with people from your community, country, or the world whose experience and worldview may be different from your own.
Relationship Building
Interactive contact with new people in order to work with them.
Problem-solving
Leadership

Procedure:

  1. Student will present a summary of the planned service for review.
  2. Committee will give an initial analysis of what components will likely count, and discuss growth opportunities within the planned service with the student. They will also discuss the reflection process upon completion so that the student has goals in mind.
  3. Upon completion of the service, student will complete a reflection piece and update the service summary to reflect the actual service experience.
  4. Committee will review the reflection and summary, and issue a final point value assessment.
  5. Student will sign off on the assessment, or have the opportunity to appeal.

Cultural Exposure

Points are awarded for the following components
International Trip
Homestay
Language Immersion
Cultural Experiences
such as a dance class, new foods, etc.
Cultural Landmarks
such as museums, monuments, etc.
Taking Risks
Trying something new. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
Relevant Academic Classes

Procedure:

  1. Student will present a planned itinerary for review.
  2. Committee will make an initial analysis of what components will likely count, and discuss growth opportunities within the planned trip with the student. They will also discuss the reflection process upon return so that the student travels with goals in mind.
  3. Upon return, the student will complete a reflection piece and update the itinerary to reflect actual trip experiences.
  4. Committee will review the reflection and itinerary, and issue a final point value assessment.
  5. Student will sign off on the assessment, or have the opportunity to appeal.

Leadership

Points are awarded for the following components
Targets UN Sustainable Development Goal(s)
Goal Produces Meaninful Impact
Community Engagement
Holding Leadership Position in a Recognized Organization
such as Scouts, National Honor Society, etc.
Work Effectively with Others
such as listening, delegating, supporting, identifying individual strengths, etc.
Key Leadership Qualities
Flexibility (Adapt to changing circumstances, incorporate new ideas, etc.)
Resilience (Handle challenges, etc.)
Self-awareness (Learn from mistakes or failure, consider new ideas, etc.)
Communication (Share ideas with others, clear expectations, handle conflict, etc.)
Integrity (Do what you say you will, don’t expect more from others than you will do, honesty, etc.)

Procedure:

  1. If relevant, student will present a planned project or activity for review.
  2. Committee will make an initial analysis of what components will likely count, and discuss growth opportunities within the plan with the student. They will also discuss the reflection process so that the student works with goals in mind.
  3. Upon completion of the leadership experience, the student will complete a reflection piece, leadership description and any relevant materials that evidence the components listed above.
  4. Committee will review the reflection and other materials, and issue a final point value assessment.
  5. Student will sign off on the assessment, or have the opportunity to appeal.

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations has outlined these key issues that must be addressed at a global level. They will serve as a guide for ‘global topics’ that students may explore.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you. Learn more

Application Process

1

Application Form
(Once you have completed the form, please submit it to Ms. Charlotte)

2

Transcript Review

3

Interview

Application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is February 12th, 2019

Questions?

Please contact Ms. Charlotte Frysinger at charlotte@camelotacademy.org