A.C.E. (Academic Curriculum for Excellence)

classroomThe Academic Curricula for Excellence is designed for high school students living in the Southwest borderlands region that make central the cultural knowledge and ways of knowing that they bring with them to class.  These knowledge bases are interwoven throughout the course to become not only the curricular building blocks for teaching and learning, but also serve to affirm and develop students’ understandings of their own cultural identities and “selves” within the milieu of difference and diversity.  The course provides expert instructional support, guidance, and preparation for students to develop the indispensable skills and competencies necessary for success both in high school, higher education, and beyond.