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Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory Charter Renewal 2018

School Information FAQ + Answers

  • What is Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of Nor th America?
    • Anahuacalmecac is a California autonomous public charter school unanimously authorized by the State Board of Education in 2014.
  • How is AIUPNA groundbreaking/different compared to other public schools in Los Angeles?
    • Anahuacalmecac was the first public school in the City of Los Angeles to become an authorized International Baccalaureate World School in 2008.
    • Collaborated with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other schools to develop California Schools Are Sanctuaries Coalition. Earned support of LAUSD Board to enact the “LAUSD Schools as Safe Zones for Families Threatened by Immigration Enforcement” resolution and policies.
    • Hosted the first IB Middle Years Program Coordinators Symposium with the support of the California Association of World Schools.
  • How does AIUPNA continue to recognize Indigenous Peoples?
    • Anahuacalmecac recognized last year as the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    • We have a right to control our own institutions of education and the government's obligations to provide mechanisms by which to achieve these rights.
    • We celebrate the inclusion, recognition and cultivation of Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge in our school through cultural inquiry, community building, and preparation for college.
  • How does AIUPNA create/support career and college readiness and culturally fluent youth?
    • Our students, teachers and parents have participated in historic experiences including:
      • the 2015 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters,
      • the 2016 World Indigenous Law Conference at UC Irvine,
      • the 2017 Indigenous Peoples Day campaign at City Hall through which we abolished Columbus Day in the City and County of Los Angeles and established Indigenous Peoples Day in its place.
      • in 2018, Anahuacalmecac formalized a collaborative partnership with the indigenous government of Copalillo, Guerrero, Mexico in Nahuatl education.
      • In 2018, Anahuacalmecac also established a partnership with the UCLA American Indian Studies Center to develop youth designed content on Indigenous Peoples for UCLA’s knowledge web pages
      • Cultivation of college partnerships including UCLA, UCI, UCR, CSULA, ELACC, Pitzer College, Pomona College and Western University of Health Sciences.
      • Anahuacalmecac students participate in extended summer programs, after school programs, enriched class offerings, and college and career pathways.
  • How does AIUPNA prepare students for college and career pathways?
    • Anahuacalmecac builds these pathways through three major programs:
      • the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program for grades transitional kindergarten-5,
      • the IB Middle Years Program for grades 6-10, and
      • the IndigeNations Scholars Program, a college preparatory program in partnership with Pitzer and Pomona Colleges for grades 11 and 12.

  • Where does AIUPNA students stand in testing compared to other local, similar demographic locally, statewide, and in all charter school?
    • Anahuacalmecac projects performance in 2018 to out pace student performance in CAASPP Achievement, as compared to similar demographic groups locally, statewide, and in all charter schools across the state.
    • In 2017-2018, 37% of Anahuacalmecac students met or exceed English Language Arts proficiency*.
    • 29% of Anahuacalmecac students met or exceed Math proficiency*.
  • Graduation rate question needed
    • In school year 2017-2018, 100% of our 12th grade class graduated.
    • 80% graduated college eligible.
    • 33% were admitted to University of California institutions.
    • 47% were accepted to a four year college.
    • 53% enrolled in two-year post-secondary college.
    • 30% of graduates were awarded Golden State Seal Diploma.
    • 20% of graduates received State Seal of Biliteracy.

  • When will AIUPNA Charter renewal be voted on by the Los Angeles Unified School District?
    • Charter renewal petition is being reviewed by the Los Angeles Unified School District. They will vote on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
  • What happened if charter is denied by LAUSD?
    • If authorization is denied by LAUSD, we will appeal to the State Board of Education.
  • What steps will AIUPNA take to appeal to SBE?
    • Subsequently, we will map student addresses to identify their schools districts, representatives, and assembly members.
  • What can parents do to support AIUPNA State Board of Education Charter renewal campaign
    • Parents will contact their district’s representatives and assembly members to ask for their support for Anahuacalmecac.