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HARPER JOHNSON ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES AND GLOBAL STUDIES
Our mission is to maintain an environment where students from all races, classes and religious backgrounds can, through academic risk taking, expand their minds and develop creativity and problem solving ability. Further, we aspire to develop individuals who are acutely aware of issues of their city, state, nation, and world. With this awareness, we are developing individuals who will be able to solve and/or prevent many of these issuesin the future.
Beginning in Grade one, students will begin studying Spanish. From grades one through five, they will learn to speak, read, and write Spanish.
In grade 6, they will be introduced to another language of their choice. They will study this language through grade twelve. In addition, they will weekly do exercises in Spanish as well as communicate with students who are native speakers of Spanish in order to maintain and continue to improve their Spanish.
Technology will be used to help strengthen our teachers as well as our students. “Technology allows teachers to access professional development resources when and how they want to, expanding the reach of summer workshops and professional learning days”
( Phillips and Olson, 37).
Harper Johnson Academy students will use technology to interact and communicate with students in schools around the globe.
(Specifically, The American School in Ecuador, The American School in Colombia, and schools in France and China. We are currently working to connect with schools in other parts of the world).
Harper Johnson Academy students will compete in the following activities:
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