About Clovis Global Academy

The Advantage

A Clovis Global Academy graduate...

• has higher chances of succeeding in college
• cultivates a lifelong love of language learning
• has access to more travel and career opportunities
• is adaptable to different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives

The CGA Instructional Framework

Learner Outcomes


Effective, bilingual communicators
Virtuous, courageous, and intelligent individuals
Inquisitive, open-minded critical-thinkers
Creative and innovative problem-solvers
Altruistic, principled leaders in the 21st century world
Self-motivated, competent, life-long learners
Empowered, engaged citizens in a democratic society


3 Pillars of Our Program


Dual Language Immersion
Transformation Teaching
Small, Safe School Culture

Guiding Principles for Instruction


• Concept driven inquiry based learning
• Thematic learning
• Differentiation for learner diversity
• Enriched curriculum
• Development of scholarly habits of mind
• Social and emotional learning (“SEL”) and Restorative Justice
• Authentic assessment and mastery orientation
• Collaboration, cooperation, and social learning


Instructional Practices


• Process of inquiry, discovery, application, and reflection
• Questioning, modeling, discussing, collaborative grouping
• Small group and individual differentiated instruction, variety of lesson types
• Essential questions, thinking routines, and philosophical reasoning
• Providing access to learning through differentiation/ accommodation
• Democratic environment
• Global cultures, Spanish language, and service learning
• Social and emotional instruction, restorative discipline, and support services
• Explicit instruction in and encouragement of the Intellectual Virtues and growth mindset
• Portfolios, performance-based assessments
• Meaningful involvement of parents/families
• Collaboration among teachers

Philosophy of Education


Bilingual Education and Constructivism



CGA's Dual Language Immersion (DLI)

Designed to achieve the three goals of Dual Language education:

• bilingualism and biliteracy,
• high academic achievement in all subjects, and
• sociocultural competence

All students will be on a pathway to receive the State Seal of Biliteracy, certifying their dual language proficiency for colleges and employers!


Model of CGA Language Instruction

Dual Language Immersion offered for incoming TK, K, or 1st graders, with 50% instruction in English and 50% in Spanish.

See For Yourself!

Click here to download the charter petition and read of our founders' vision for this special, new school. Click here to download its referenced appendices.


Prospective parents, be sure to read the "Day in the Life" vignette starting on page 94 to help you envision what it would be like to have your child attend Clovis Global Academy!

 

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