Tuesday, August 31, 2010

School Begins September 7th!

Welcome Pacific American Families! School is right around the corner (one week) and we are thrilled you will be joining us.

The portable classrooms are being installed this week! I am sure the 2nd and 3rd graders will love the newness of the rooms... They even smell like NEW.

In case you have not been the school lately, it has been beautifully painted and there are changes taking place each day.

Continue to spread the word about the NEW charter school in the area...

Remember, small class sizes = SUCCESS

Questions?? Call 619-229-9508

Monday, August 16, 2010

FREE EVENT THIS SATURDAY!


Join us this weekend for our First Annual Ho'olaule'a! 

It is a FREE event with live music and food! 

Come tour the school, enjoy delicious food, listen to live music, & celebrate the opening of Pacific American Academy!


4260 54th Street 

San Diego, CA 92115

(619) 229-9508

Friday, August 13, 2010

Enrollment

Enrollment is booming!  Sign-up now to secure a spot in our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes!


Stop by:


4260 54th Street
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 229-9508

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Project Based Learning

At Pacific American Academy, we use Project Based Learning to enrich the lives of our students.

Students are asked to answer a question or find a solution to a problem while working with peers.  This requires students to work with one another, share ideas, and think critically.  

According to the Buck Institute for Education, "In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations."

Meet the teachers!

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Vision & Goals of PAA

Vision

Pacific American Academy (Pa'a) is one of the first schools on the mainland to promote culture based education, as well as conventional learning methods. Our academic program starts from kindergarten to third grade, and hopes to eventually expand to sixteenth grade as approved by our charter. The educational program will be further developed to include vocational training and life skills for students to be productive citizens of their respective communities.

Goals

The students will:

Be inspired to attain knowledge and become life-long learners

Learn a variety of life skills to become competent and self-motivated learners

Participate in cultural learning through indigenous language, storytelling, music, dance, and art.

Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to utilize within the academic curriculum and in everyday life situations. 

Contact Information

Phone: (619) 229-9508
Email: info@paacharterschool.org

Please come visit us at our Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/paacharterschool?ref=ts

Meet the teachers of Pacific American Academy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK36pBX1ORI

Or stop by and meet the staff. We hope to see you soon!
4260 54th Street,
San Diego, CA 92115 

Top Reasons to Enroll TODAY!

We feature small class sizes of only 20 students while many other schools feature 30 or more.

We are a project based school that focuses on hands on learning in addition to conventional teaching methods for our students.

All textbooks are new and were selected by the teachers specifically for the purposes of this school.

We are a technologically advanced school featuring smartboards and document cameras in each classroom.

The school is found in a highly diverse neighborhood with many different ethnicities living in the same area.

The school is culturally grounded and hopes to instill life lessons and values while also teaching students to value their own culture and those of others.... 

NOW ENROLLING

Pacific American Academy is a new charter school in San Diego, CA.  The school is based on integrating the California State Standards with pride and understanding of one's cultural heritage.

All are welcome!

Visit us at:

4260 54th Street,
San Diego, CA 92115

Phone: (619) 229-9508
Email: info@paacharterschool.org