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Curriculum Overview

 

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” 

 excerpt from Pedagogy of the Oppressed

-Paolo Friere

 

La Cima’s curriculum is rooted in developing strong literacy and problem solving skills while empowering students to engage in critical analyses of history, community, political institutions and current events. Each curriculum area has a clear scope and sequence that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes consistent points of assessment to drive instruction. La Cima’s core curriculum areas are English Language Arts, Math, Humanities, Science, Spanish and Technology.

Scholars also participate in music, visual arts and physical education classes to enrich other skills and talents that contribute to their overall development as lifelong learners. Character education is also a significant component of our curriculum as we strive to reach our vision of developing change-makers in community.