Academia del Pueblo
The Academia del Pueblo-Afterschool Program (ADP) is delivered using the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Academia del Pueblo Curriculum. Theprogram has a strong, math, science, and reading focus and works on improving students’ academic skills, self-confidence as learners, ability to learn new material, and affirms their academic potential with parents and teachers. NCLR believes that all students can succeed academically in school if given proper assistance and instruction. ADP is delivered by ACC teachers and volunteers from the University of St. Thomas Tutor Mentor Program. ADP is available for students in grades 1-6.
Since 2010 ACC has formed a mariachi group, Mariachi ACC, mariachi music is a form of folk music from Mexico. Mariachi ACC is led by our ACC music teacher. The incoming 6th graders are able to attend the ACC summer school mariachi tryouts and then are chosen in September to form the mariachi group. Mariachi ACC performs for school celebrations but also represents the schools at many community events throughout the school year. Mariachi ACC practices 1 day week after school and students are expected to maintain good grades and be positive roles models.
Mexican folkloric and a variety of Latino dance genres are also offered one day a week after school during the school year and summer school. Experienced teachers or educational partner’s teacher the dance classes for students in grades 2nd through 5th. Students perform for school celebrations and also represent the school at many community events throughout the school year.