Academia Moderna is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Program is recognized world-wide as providing the highest quality of education of education to prepare students to succeed at any college or any career they choose.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.The PYP transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond. Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.
The PYP draws on research and best practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children.
Statement of Purpose
Academia Moderna’s vision is to create a center for higher learning in Southeast Los Angeles where students learn to exceed expectations, to be self-aware and aware of others, to be responsible, inquisitive, prepared, passionate, inspired, engaged, independent, and love to have fun.
Academia Moderna will apply the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP) tools and processes to be a school where partnerships for continuous improvement between teachers, parents, community and students are authentic and seek to prepare each student from Kindergarten to fifth grade for the challenges of the 21st century.
Academia Moderna will be a model school of life-long learning through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in the United States. We will create a dynamic environment where all staff cultivate, model, nurture, and promote our organizational values of real-world learning and application, servant leadership, inclusiveness, discovery, continuous improvement and accountability.
In the Middle School, we emphasize deeper understanding and connections, as well as learning how to learn. As students begin to take more responsibility for their own learning, the faculty members remain supportive and nurture personal growth. Teachers work to build explicit links between subjects, with a theme-based approach, in order to deepen students’ understanding of the world in which they live and to enable students to ask higher-level thinking questions. Our hope is to engender students’ sense of wonder and possibility and develop a belief in every student that they are a powerful learner.
Prepa Tec Los Angeles provides experiences that allow students to grow morally as well. We believe that we should prepare our students to be confident, independent, and responsible citizens. It is also our aim to help students learn to lead their day-to-day lives with compassion and kindness and to serve the needs of others. Finally, it is the fervent hope of Prepa Tec Los Angeles that students will have gained not only a personal vision, but also will take joy in the discovery and fulfillment of that vision. We work to endow them with the moral fiber to work through difficulty toward a true understanding of the way in which individual goals can harmonize with the greater good of the world. Prepa Tec Los Angeles’s programs are committed to this development.