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From: Xiaojie Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:26 To: Davies, Mary-Anne Subject: FW: Martial arts programming Semillas Attachments: ASIA SOCIETY PRESENTATION Outline.docx Kobe Bryant folks see can collaborate least apply for funding/programming. have attached the draft outline our workshop for the NCLC 2011 Conference San Francisco next week. have thus far secured conceptual support for developing sister school relationship with school the Wudang Mountains region, however, Asia Society could further because the martial arts academies are not officially accredited public schools. are also challenged that our students could not commit raising funds participate the HANBAN sununer program, and unfortunately this year, Semillas just cannot carry the load covering student travel have significantly every year prior. working raise funds send delegation students Wudang, and have believe that given our real relationship the monks there, and the popularity the new Karate Kid series, there must interested supporters out there somewhere. I've attached the workshop description both hope for your suggestions and proposal help build solicitation request could send off Kobe Bryant, Jackie Chan, Justin Beiber Will/Jaden Smith. Some time ago emailed and called the executive director the After-School All-Stars, but have received response. What you think? Marcos Aguilar, Tlayecantzi Executive Director Semillas Community Schools Visit Xokolatl Cafe online: Owned and operated benefit Semillas Xokola11 Cafe CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, together with any attachments, intended only for the use the individual entity which addressed. This message, together with any attachments, may contain information that legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution copying this message, any attachment, strictly prohibited and may unlawful. you have received this message error, please immediately notify reply e-mail telephone (323) 225-4549xl00, and delete all copies the message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you. ASIA SOCIETY PRESENTATION "Beyond Tourism: Integrating Authentic Learning Experiences into Educational Travel ChinaThe Eagle, the Serpent and the Turtle: Wudang Dao East Los Angeles (C5)0The session will describe how Chinese language course Semillas Community Schools incorporated theDrelationships between indigenous Mexican cultural leaders and Chinese Daoist cultural practitioners asoa means cultural exchange. will also highlight the cultural affinity between Daoist Semillas studentsDwho have studied Wudang Quan martial arts extension their Mandarin language studies. Through c'lhe study traditional Chinese martial arts, students appreciate Chinese culture beyond what described Din textbooks and lectures, and begin develop personal affinity and passion for Chinese heritage. ThisDpassion, combined with the widespread popularity Chinese martial arts and media, cultivate intrinsicCsearch for knowledge that any student Mandarin must have. Participants will invited experienceDWudang Tai Chi well. Location: Franciscan Ballroom Level Speakers: Marcos Aguilar, Xue Chao Zhong" GOAL: promote Chinese language learning historically educationally disadvantaged schools and communities, deeper human connection ought made between cultures. MAIN TOPICS: Integrating authentic learning experiences Educational travel Cultural intelligence Martial arts -Regional Daoist philosophy deepening experience Basic structure: Introduce the presentation Introduce Semillas Introduce the students Culminate the cultural exchange Perform/invite practice tai chi BIG ISSUES: Humanity, different ways knowing, traditional Indigenous knowledge Vlhat Vludang? How did Marcos find Wudang? How did find Bing Shifu? What the wudang dao philosophy? What the Semillas philosophy? How does master complement school-based instruction? Connect Curriculum: physical, mental and cultural benefits Cultural intelligence support language learning Community connections Other five standards What are our future plans? How can other Chinese programs participate? How funded? Dear Diary, I'm barely sixth grade and I'm already traveling China! The plane ride was long but got watch few movies favorite one watch called "27 Dresses". When walked into our hotel room, knew never wanted leave was cool and had own room and beautiful view China. had kitchen our room with microwave and freezer. Today asked parenls "Where are going while are China." parents responded "We will stay Beijing and then were going Dang Mountain and coming back Beijing can back home." The first meal had China was rice and chow mien but tasted nothing like the way does America, tasted better. Everywhere hear people speaking Chinese, smell scents that unfamiliar with, the food taste nothing like I've every tasted America and everything see amazed by. Dear Diary, Today got the chance visit the Summer Palace Beijing was amazing. was amazed that something that old could still intact. found out that the Summer Palace covers expanse 2.9 kilometers, three quarters which water. Chinese teacher that came along with told "Don't step the stumps, it's considered disrespectful." everywhere went and saw stump remembered step over it. When entered the Summer Palace there was giant door with tons golden doorknobs it. asked Chinese teacher "Why are there many door knobs this giant door?" Chinese teacher answered "Chinese people believe that you rub one the golden doorknobs will bring good luck you." right away rubbed many doorknobs could. Then headed see the Garden Virtue and Harmony, the way heard the bells from person selling ice cream. asked mom "Can get some ice cream" and she relied "yes but only one." was happy was going try first Chinese ice cream! decided get ice cream called green tongue, which the outside was green ice cream but the inside was frozen jello. wondered why was called green tongue. started eat and tasted like green apple then when was done with the ice cream part the jello started dripping down looking like giant green tongue. After was done with the ice cream went the Garden Virtue and Harmony which the grand theatre building the Summer Palace, was colorful the walls had blue, red and green dragons. can still remember the beautiful golden silk drapes being hanged from the windows the Garden virtue and Harmony. Dear Diary, Today went the Forbidden City wasn't colorful the Summer Place, was mainly red and yellow. remember hearing Chinese teacher say, "Red and yellow are lucky colors the Chinese people." first went see the Screen Nine Dragons which front the Palace Heavenly Purity, the screen really giant long wall with nine dragons painted different colors. wondered why there was nine dragons the wall, why have nine not eight ten and why have dragons. Then read the plaque corisponding the screen read ancient China the number nine symbolized the supremacy the emperor. The dragon symbol emperor and symbolize's luck and good fortune. Each dragon the screen represents different thing. then understood after reading the plaque what the screen the nine dragons represent, was honored looking something beautiful and meaningful. walked the Hall Supreme Harmony could smell the sweet smell the tea being sold the tea shop. could taste the Chinese chocolate cookies was munching on, they were sweet and tasted like brownies. When finally got the stairs leading the Hall Supreme Harmony saw right the middle the stairs was long stone carved picture dragons the sky with many clouds. was amazed when saw this, couldn't believe that such skilled carving was made humans centuries ago when technology was very simple. Inside the Hall supreme Harmony was giant altar and gold and red silk being hanged from different parts the hall. father told "Here's some incense, get down your knees, make prayer, then put them the altar." got the incense and did exactly told me. Then went outside took tons pictures the different things saw. bought necklace that had piece rice with name it, which was inside container. was honored see such talent done right front own two eyes. Sincerely, Dear Diary, I'm finally back America, I'm glad home. happy that went China, got learn more about the Chinese culture and the Chinese people. miss many things experienced China, like the Green Tongue ice cream and the beautiful sights was fortunate see. times feel like want back China see all the beautiful sights, eat all the good food and learn more the Chinese culture. write you reflection and remembrance when visited China. Sincerely, From: Xiaojie Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:26 To: Davies, Mary-Anne Subject: FW: Hanban Wudang7 -----Original Message----From: Susan Pertel Jain Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:54 To: Xiaojie Subject: FW: Hanban Wudang? -----Original Message---- From: Marcos Aguilar Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 4:18 To: Jain, Susan Pertel Cc: Lin Chia Yin Subject: Re: Hanban Wudang? Thanks Susan. believe they should have sufficient housing and peripheral services Wudang Shan also daoist Mecca China and World cultural heritage site identified UNESCO. I'm trying figure out how get there this summer. the way, think you're amazing and thanks for your support. Marcos Aguilar, Semillas Monday, March 21, 2011, Jain, Susan Pertel wrote: >Marcos, Last yeac the kids visited Beijing and then their host city. >They did not visit Shaolin Temple. will traveling Beijing >next month however and will bring this up. One question may have >to accommodations. They will have over 700 students traveling >there. Shaolin, being the martial arts mecca that has become, can >accommodate lot people. Best, Susan From: Marcos Aguilar >Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 2:37 >To: Jain, Susan Pertel >Cc: Lin Chia Yin >Subject: Hanban Wudang? Susan, What possibility might there that >students Hanban may travel Wudang one year (this year)? With the >attention from Karate Kid, may resonate quite bit. Anyways, I'm >working coordinate sending few our students Wudang this >summer part the Asia Society grant.Marcos Aguilar, Tlayecantzi >Executive Director Semillas Community Schools del Pueblo >Visit Xokolatl Cafe line: Owned and operated benefit SemillasXokolatl Cafe >CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, together with any attachments, intended only for the use the individual entity which addressed. This message, together with any attachments, may contain information that legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution copying this message, any attachment, strictly prohibited and may unlawful. you have received this message error, please immediately notify reply email telephone (323) 225-4549x100, and delete all copies the message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you. Marcos Aguilar, Tlayecantzi Executive Director Semillas Community Schools Semillas del Pueblo Visit Xokolatl Cafe online: Owned and operated benefit Semillas Xokolatl Cafe CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, together with any attachments, intended only for the use the individual entity which addressed. This message, together with any attachments, may contain information that legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution copying this message, any attachment, strictly prohibited and may unlawful. you have received this message error, please immediately notify reply e-mail telephone (323) 225-4549x100, and delete all copies the message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you. "Regenerando las matrices def Pueblo, raiz maiz" From: Sent: Xiaojie Tuesday, July o-9, 2013 10:26 To: Davies, Mary-Anne Subject: Attachments: FW: letter support from academics Semillas points.docx From: Susan Pertel Jain Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:45 To: Xiaojie Subject: FW: letter support from academics Dear Xiaoji will forward these emails you. Susan From: Marcos Aguilar Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 12:55 To: Susan Pertel Jain Cc: Irene Vasquez Subject: Fwd: letter support from academics Dear Susan, Would you agree adding your name co-signer the letter attached? Thank you. Marcos Aguilar Tlayecantzi Principal Xinaxcalmecac -Anahuacalmecac Semil!as del Pueblo -Tzicatl CDC "Regenerando las matrices def Pueblo, raiz maiz" 4736 Huntington Drive South Los Angeles, 90032 Email Web SEMILLAS Web MEXICO Peda anfzac1on CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, together with any attachments, intended only for the use the individual entity which addressed. This message, together with any attachments, may contain information that legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution copying this message, any attachment, strictly prohibited and may you have received this message error, please immediately notify reply e-mail telephone (323) 987-1243, and delete all copies the message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you. From: Irene Vasquez Date: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 8:53 Subject: letter support from academics To: Marcos Aguilar Cc: davidgg Gregory Cajete Here the letter with six key signators. are waiting for few more and then can send the letter out. Best, Irene Vasquez Monica Garcia, President the Board Education, Los Angeles Unified School District Semillas believes the social realities the 21'1 century require holistic education that prepares young people work towards sustainable, culturally inclusive and cohesive societies. Our future depends alternatives high stakes, unicultural, competitive approaches that currently exist the LAUSD school bureaucracy. Semillas Anahuacalmecac offers high school youth Los Angeles high quality education that leads academic skills, cosmopolitan awareness, appreciation self and community, and the ability engage social transformation, all that lead toward more equitable and just society. The denial the Semillas Anahuacalmecac charter LAUSD counterproductive and hurtful the school community and those committed high quality public education. What stake education committed engaging students powerful life learning opportunities. Effective education must nurture students future-minded builders peaceful, just and productive societies. ' Semillas has built internationally recognized curriculum and LAUSD's first International Baccalaureate World School with multilingual instruction and culturally responsive Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. ' Semillas educational model incorporates all California state standards from 9-12th grades ' Semillas has implemented the proven Escalante Math program (designed improve the math skills underrepresented students) sponsored the East Los Angeles College. ' Semillas offers safe school environment and safe haven for students LGBTQ and Indigenous populations, both populations students previously experienced bullying and discrimination other schools. ' Semi/las informed internationally-recognized Board Advisors the areas responsive pedagogies and culturally-relevant curriculum. educators, are familiar with the facts that LAUSD there are too many dropouts/pushouts, too many disciplinary infractions, and too few students applying and being admitted college. Semillas excels retaining and graduating high schools students and preparing students for college. all these measures, Anahuacalmecac successful. High stakes testing not solution but part the complex set problems and issues facing Latino students the LAUSD school bureaucracy. Indeed the issue quality, student sensitive education; Semillas Anahuacalmecac provides one whole response the educational imperatives complex society. Semillas education community response the crises the education inner-city children. Staff, students and their family members worked with domestic and international experts design and build holistic educational model. Semillas students have demonstrated levels academic achievement. With adequate funding and full support the Los Angeles Unified School District, Semillas will achieve further commendable success with high school students. We, the undersigned, call members the Board Education the Los Angeles School Unified School District approve the Anahuacalmecac charter June 18, 2013. Rudy Acuna, Emeritus Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies, California State University, Northridge Peter Mclaren, PhD., Graduate School Education and Information Studies, University California, Los Angeles Angela Valenzuela, PhD., Professor, Director the Texas Center for Education Policy Associate Vice President for School Partnerships, University Texas, Austin Irene Vasquez, PhD., Associate Professor, Director Chicana and Chicano Studies, University New Mexico From: Xiaojie Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:26 To: Davies, Mary-Anne Subject: FW: Letter read LAUSD Board mee ting Attachments: Ferguson Talking Points DRAFTl.pdf; Aguilar LAUSD Presentation 6.2013.pdf From: Susan Pertel Jain Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 3:45 To: Xiaojie Subject: FW: Letter read LAUSD Board meeting From: Marcos Aguilar Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 To: Irene Vasquez Cc: Gregory Cajete; Ernesto Tlahuitollini Colfn; Ernesto Tlahuitollini Colfn; Juan Gomez Quinones; Kris Gutierrez; charo; Peter Mclaren; Nancy Parachini; Susan Pertel Jain; Barbara Rogoff; Michelle Tellez; Angela Valenzuela; Alma Vivian Marquez Subject: Re: Letter read LAUSD Board meeting YES THANK YOU ALL. Marcos Aguilar Tlayecantzi Principal Xinaxcalmecac -Anahuacalmecac Semillas dei Pueblo -.Tzicatl CDC "Regenerando las matrices de/ Pueblo, raiz maiz" 4736 Huntington Drive South Los Angeles, 90032 Email Web SEMILLAS Web MEXICO CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message, together with any attachments, intended only for the use the individual entity which addressed. This message, together with any attachments, may contain information that legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution copying this message, any attachment, strictly prohibited and may this message error, please immediately notify reply e-mail telephone (323) 987-1243, and delete all copies the message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you. Tue, Jun 18, 2013 1:58 PM, Irene Vasquez Dear Marcos and Co-signers, Here the letter that will read today's LAUSD Board meeting. There were two important but short additions referencing Anahuacalmecac's distinction college preparation and Pacific-Rim Studies. thank you all for your support this critical effort. Best, Irene Vasquez, PhD Associate Professor, American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies Director, Chicana and Chicano Studies University New Mexico Tuesday, June 18, INTRODUCTION TLAQUILTITZINOH TIMEX TLAHPALOA QUEX NICAN ZAN CEGNE INMIX PANTEH IHPAN HUEICAN CENTLALITL MAXTIHCAYOTL LAUSD. TAHAMEH TIH ANAHUAC CALMECATL .TO CALMAXTICAYOTL MOHUEZTICA OTSUUGNA, SERENO, LOS ANGELES. TAHAMEH TIH CUALCAUE TEO MAXTIHCAYOTL TLAHTOLLI CAMPA AMPOHUAN OTEX TLALIHQUEH TIH CUALCUIZQUEH TLATEPIZ-NAHUATIHLLI NIHCAN. Nahac toca Tlayecantzi Marcos Aguilar. ESTEEMED MEMBERS THE BOARD EDUCATION, PARENTS STUDENTS AND FELLOW EDUCATORS.AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THE AUDIENCE. NAME MARCOS AGUILAR. the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and principal Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory, the City Los Angeles' first public World School. ALSO trained and certified workshop leader, consultant and site visitor. Tuesday, June 18, INNOVATION 2008, Semillas Community Schools founded Anahuacalmecac International University Preparato1y response parent demand for continuity our established k-8 educational continuum. FIVEYEARS LATER IAM PLEASETO REPORTTHATTHE COMBINATION HIGH QUALITY CURRICULUM, TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.AND THE DEMANDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM HAS RECEIVED RECOGNITION FROM NEAR AND FAR, PARTICULARLY FROM EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES THROUGH OUTTHE WORLD. 2012, ANAHUACALMECAC GRADUATED STUDENTS, ALL UC/CSU ELIGIBLE MEANING THEY PASSED ALLA-G REQUIREMENTS, 80% WHICH WERE ADMITTED DOZENS STATEAND PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. ANAHUACALMECAC HAS BUILT PARTNERSHIPS WITH UCLA, CSULA,THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT STATE THROUGH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT EDUCATION, THE FEDERAL SECRETARY EDUCATION MEXICO THROUGH THE COORDINACIQN GENERAL EDUCACION INTERCULTURAL BILINGUE SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED UPON THE REGENERATION INDIGENOUS PEDAGOGY, INDIGENOUS CURRICULUM, INDIGENOUS WAYS KNOWING, INDIGENOUS EPISTEMOLOGY.AND INDIGENOUS TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC EDUCATION. Tuesday, June 18, INQUIRY ANAHUACALMECAC DRIVEN DUAL PRONGED COMMITMENT EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE THROUGH INQUIRY-BASED CURRICULUM ROOTED AND RESPONSIVE THE CULTURAL IDENTITY THE COMMUNITY AND STUDENTS SERVES. OUR RESULTS SHOW THAT EDUCATION WHICH ADDRESSES INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED COMMON STANDARDS EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE ALSO YIELDS POSITIVE RESULTS LOCAL STANDARDS BASED EXAMS WHEN COUPLED WITH STRONG SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AND MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS THE LEARNING COMMUNITY. ANAHUACALMECAC THE ONLY PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL OUR NEIGHBORHOOD NOT PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT STATUS MEANING OUR STUDENTS HAVE MET GROWTH TARGETS OVER TIME SURPASSING FEDERAL PROGRAM TARGETS.WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN SET BACKS ONE YEAR OUT FIVE, OUR STUDENTS ARE FIRMLY DEMONSTRATING SUCCESS ACADEMIC GROWTH OVER TIMEAS CLEARLY INDICATED BYTHE LAUSD'S OWN ANALYSIS OUR PERFORMANCE. COMPARISON,ANAHUACALMECAC MORE EFFECTIVE GRADUATING UC/CSU ELIGIBLE STUDENTSWHEN ONE CONSIDERS THAT OUR SMALL SCHOOL GRADUATED HALF MANY COLLEGE READY STUDENTS ANOTHER LOCAL COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL WHICH ONLY GRADUATED (OR 22%) LATINO STUDENTS UC/CSU ELIGIBLE OUT 310 STUDENTS SCHOOL SERVING OVER 2,000 STUDENTS. Tuesday, June 18, UNFORTUNATELY.THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HARDSHIPS HAVE ALL FACED OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAVE ALSO TAKEN THEIR TOLL OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY. HOWEVER, WITH THE SUPPORT COMMUNITY PARTNERS, SEMILLAS COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PREPARED FOR UNFORESEEN FINANCIAL CHALLENGES AND HAS COMMUNICATED OPENANDTRANSPARENTLYWITHTHE LAUSD CHARTER SCHOOLS DIVISION OVER THEYEARSTO COMMUNICATE OUR STRATEGIES. FOR EXAMPLE,THISYEAR,SEMILLAS HASACQUIREDA LOW INTEREST LOAN $500,000TO ASSIST WITH CASH FLOW NEEDS WELL PENDING GRANT FOR $650,000TO ADDRESS THE LONG-STANDING NEGATIVE BALANCEWE FACEDTHISYEAR. IMPORTANTLY, OUR STAFF HAS HELPED THE SCHOOL MEETTHE HARDSHIPS STATE REVENUE CUTS AND DEFERRALS THROUGH COLLECTIVELY AGREED CUMULATIVE PAY CUT ACROSS THE BOARP,AND REDUCTION EXPENSES THE CORE. WHEN ALL SAID AND DONE OUR PROJECTED BUDGET NEXT YEAR BALANCED AND OUR CARRY-OVER NEGATIVE BALANCE HAS BEEN REDUCED 98%. Tuesday, June 18, INSPIRATION ANAHUACALMECAC'S COMMITMENT EXCELLENCE BASED UPON UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND OUR COMMUNITY CONSENTS IT, !SAN EXPERIENCEWATCHEDAROUNDTHEWORLD INDIGENOUS PEOPLESWHOALSO SEEK ACCESS PUBLIC EDUCATION INCLUSIVE OUR LANGUAGES, CULTURES, COMMUNITIES.AND ASPIRATIONS. SPEAK.AN INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OVER 5,000 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOUTH AMERICA REMIND THOSE ATTHE FOREFRONTTHAT:"LA CONCIENCIA QUE HAY QUE DEFENDER -OUR CONSICIENCE ISWHATWE MUST PROTECT" XINAXTIN -OUR STUDENTS, AND OUR INTELLECTUAL HERITAGE, OUR KNOWLEDGE OUR CONSCIENCE AND OUR INSPIRATION SUCCEED. IMPORTANTLY, THIS MONTH have received reports two well-respected school evaluation and certification organizations WHICH RECOGNIZE THE EXCELLENCE OUR WORK. BOTH The Western Association Schools Colleges AND THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE HAVE COMPLETED EXTENSIVE REVIEWS OUR SCHOOLS. !AM PROUD REPORT THATWASC HAS ACCREDITED ANAHUACALMECAC FOR SIX YEARS THROUGH 2019,AND THE CONTINUES OUR AUTHORJZATION IBWORLD SCHOOL FOR FIVE MOREYEARS. Tuesday, June 18, CONCLUSION Today's Times reports that "controversial group" has denounced the teacher preparation programs both UCLA and Loyola Marymount College. defense these world-renowned programs State Supt. Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, "It's disappointing that this report applied one-size-fits-all checklist. Those who are serious about examining the quality ... will have look elsewhere for more reliable and useful information." face similar situation with Anahuacalmecac.WE CALL THE BOARD EDUCATION RECOGNIZE HOLISTIC ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND THE STRONG COMMUNITY ROOTS SEMILLAS REPRESENTS AND RENEWTHE CHARTER OFANAHUACALMECAC. Tuesday, June 18, Standards Excellence Community International Personal name Minnie Ferguson. the Director Education, and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Coordinator Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory. mother three, and graduate the LAUSD, student body president Lincoln High School Lincoln Heights, well graduate masters programs both UCLA and CSULA. trained and certified workshop leader, consultant and site visitor. educator and co-founder Anahuacalmecac, strive reflect the excellence have pursued own academic career for our students and community. Anahuacalmecac reflects these standards excellence way that responsive our community, the country and the world. Community Standards Excellence Anahuacalmecac offers college preparatory curriculum from kinder through graduation ensuring the foundation the core qualities necessary access all levels education. Curriculum and pedagogy inclusive maternal language and culture enrich and empower all learners and teachers. Community-based autonomy ensures our school serves the needs the children and parents directly giving voice parents, students and teachers often ignored the mainstream. Inquiry, international-mindedness and innovation are ways learning that create learner centered school community and success for all. With high standards come high support Among the key mea,ns which provide support for our students excel the offering extra math classes during the school day and summer program ELACC Foundation -Escalante Math Program instructors. Strategic afterschool tutoring supports the enriched course offering individualizing attention meet student needs. Personal Project mentors support students they engage challenging academic stepping stone their road college. Counseling for personal and academic needs support the level rigor expected ALL students engage UC-CSU preparatory curriculum. Family engagement through multiple ways connecting parents with teachers support our students for early intervention and motivation. Dedicated, high quality, highly trained teachers capable addressing the framework and curriculum, national standards, and indigenous pedagogy engaging, caring and rigorous approach for our students. also provide students and parents secure access performance data and grades via online grading and evaluation system, taking the mystery out their achievement. Internationally Recognized Excellence The most recent International Baccalaureate evaluation Anahuacalmecac, led the continental director the Middle Years Program certified our highly effective program for five more years with IB! Among the Evaluation Team's commendations were the following statements: "The pedagogical leadership team demonstrates outstanding understanding the philosophy." "AIUP staff and parents demonstrate passionate commitment and understanding the Middle Years Programme." diverse array after school clubs and enrichment activities demonstrate multiple examples responsible action beyond the school community." "The School recognizes the importance language learning including indigenous language.All students study three languages the school and show awareness language planning and policies regarding implementation." "The teachers and MYP Coordinator plan sessions over anc) above the needed requirements." "The students Anahuacalmecac actively demonstrate that they are responsible for their own learning ... with confidence and passion:' "Based the findings included the report, the has not identified any matter addressed for the period under review." Personal commitment excellence Anahuacalmecac was founded overcome the educational disadvantages students face Los Angeles today. Students who live conditions faced child myself LAUSD. see the potential our students others may not have seen child undocumented worker and single mother growing Sereno and Lincoln Heights. see the potential our students engage organizing social change nationally and internationally they overcome the challenges and hardships they face their lives through path higher education. Through Anahuacalmecac, access the highest quality and most enriching type education today not contingent upon where they live, who they know how much money their parents make. The Evaluation Team commended our school success building, stimulating learning environment based understanding and respect throughout the school communitY:' Our leadership Anahuacalmecac, including our teachers, parents and students, call you support our school's innovative practices, consider our internationally recognized indigenous pedagogy asset the District's portfolio innovative reponses our community's needs and RENEW THE CHARTER ANAHUACALMECAC TODAY.