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Bijou Community School

A Bijou Bobcat Always ROARS!

¡Un gato montés sabe RUGIR!

Goals & Benefits
Goals
  • To develop high levels of academic proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • High levels of achievement in all core academic domains
  • To develop self-confidence and cross-cultural understanding.
  • To foster a strong sense of responsibility to help others and contribute to the community.
  • To deliver student-centered instruction based on Common Core State Standards so that students learn key concepts and master skills.
  • To provide opportunities for parent participation and educational planning with children and teachers.

Benefits

 
Student Benefits:
  • Achieve bilingualism/bi-literacy: Develop fluency in Spanish and in English.
  • Develop greater cognitive thinking, problem solving, and cooperative skills.
  • Empower students to develop leadership roles and advocacy skills.
  • Learn in an ethnically, culturally and linguistically integrated environment.
  • Engage in activities that promote cooperation and social interaction.
  • Appreciate and respect diversity while developing sensitivity towards other people and cultures.
  • Prepare for advanced language classes in middle, high school and college.
  • Have access to a wide range of employment opportunities

School and Community Benefits:
  • Promotes linguistic/racial/social equality,
  • Promotes communication between cultures,
  • Promotes tolerance and acceptance of cultural differences,
  • Promotes desegregation,
  • Creates a more united and close-knit community.
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