IndigeNations Scholars Diploma Program
Indigenous Inquiry, Cultivation Curriculum, Transformative Teaching, Collective Consciousness
AIUPNA has designed the IndigeNations Scholars Diploma Program for students in grades 11 and 12 as a culminating experience to our TK-12 Xinachohtli school design. The IndigeNations Scholars Diploma Program offers a college preparatory, culturally immersive experience and curriculum including a culminating reflective project called the Survivance Project.
The IndigeNations Scholars program is focused on indigenous studies and offers students concurrent enrollment in university coursework, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Indigenous Studies and American Indian Law classes, Nahuatl and Spanish language education in addition to standard studies required high school coursework. A culminating project called the Survivance Project is designed, produced and presented by all student scholars as a part of their requirements, challenging them to reflect deeply about their experiences and future in their communities and nations. Additionally, students in eleventh and twelfth grades are all enrolled in a University of California approved A-G curriculum matrix inclusive Advanced Placement courses, arts and design courses. Students are also provided with college student mentors for the college applications process through a partnership with Pomona College.
Preceded by the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Program (MYP). The three programs are philosophically aligned, each center on developing attributes of the IB learner profile. The programs are consistent in their pedagogical approach. However, Anahuacalmecac's final two years of instruction depart from the IB's program model and dive into a focus on decolonizing their study of international education through language, culturally rooted pedagogy and critical reflection.