As an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, GCCS is able to offer the prestigious Primary Years Program (PYP) tuition-free.
Major Features of the Primary Years Program:
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed to foster the development of the whole child and is globally recognized for its effectiveness and innovation.
The most significant and distinctive feature of the PYP are the six transdisciplinary themes that guide all units of study:
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet
The IB Learner Profile
Describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. Global Community Charter School is committed to our students' development according to the IB Learner Profile.
Our PYP curriculum is theme-based and provides a focus on learning experiences where students with diverse backgrounds and languages become inquiring, knowledgeable, and supportive of each other.
GCCS invests in its teachers in order to provide a rigorous, high-quality education through professional development and coaching that improves pedagogy and leadership. We use multiple methods of assessment, including projects, portfolios, multimedia presentations, and state-mandated tests, to inform on-going instruction and measure progress toward learning goals.
GCCS provides Dual-Language (Spanish) instruction, starting with the Estrellita Program in Grades K-1, followed by a full Spanish curriculum in Grades 2-5. We also provide guidance for English Language Learners. Home language is supported and sustained along with learning and improving in English language skills.
Educational Enhancement with the Arts:
The arts provide critical opportunities to learn for young children. GCCS students complement their classroom studies by learning various disciplines of visual arts, music and drama. Students learn about the arts (the skills and processes involved) and through the arts (artists, perspectives, themes and ideas using the arts).
Summer and AfterSchool Programming at GCCS
In addition to our school-day programming, GCCS offers afterschool and summer programs. Afterschool programming is intended to complement the school-day, with daily homework help and enrichment activities that build character, confidence and skills in cooking, art and dance. Our summer program launched in Summer 2017 to ensure our students had a fun and safe place to spend their summer, and to avoid the "summer slide" that many students experience.