NSA’s Academic Department mission states that we are working to develop in students a global perspective to apply knowledge to their own lives, their communities and their world. One method for accomplishing this mission is through our Global Citizenship program, which guides students to see their classes and projects through the lens of the eight facets of Global Citizenship: diversity, human rights, social justice, environmental stewardship, digital citizenship, sustainable development, conflict resolution and interconnectedness.
Adam, our Global Citizenship coordinator, works with all new students to develop a foundational knowledge of these facets – and apply that knowledge to class projects throughout the year. Adam has now organized quarterly enrichment field trips so that students are able to see these facets at play not just in their studies, but in the communities of Costa Rica.
This quarter, students will be learning about the Earth Charter in a tour of the University for Peace, exploring diversity with the indigenous community of Quitirrisi, investigating sustainable development at the organic farm La Nueva Era, and examining social justice issues with the Tico Times – Central America’s largest English language publication.
Thanks to Adam and the entire teaching team for continuing to enrich the innovative Academic program at New Summit Academy!
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