LEEP Academies of Texas is a community-based, small cluster of affiliated K-8, dual-language schools. Our plan of action seeks to increase the number of high performing educational options for the inner city. Through a research-based, two-way dual language education program, we meet the growing cultural demands of a multi-cultural community.
The LEEP model provides a fully aligned, high quality Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum delivered through two languages: Spanish and English. We employ a 90/10 model which starts in kindergarten with a curriculum that is delivered 90% in Spanish and 10% in English. There is an incremental increase in the English language each year so that by 4th grade all curriculum is delivered equally, 50/50 with all teaching and learning taking place in both languages through 8th grade.
We recognize the power of a literary formation for all children that weaves a tapestry of diversity representative of our cultures. Our language rich classrooms ...
LEEP Academies of Texas is a community-based, small cluster of affiliated K-8, dual-language schools. Our plan of action seeks to increase the number of high performing educational options for the inner city. Through a research-based, two-way dual language education program, we meet the growing cultural demands of a multi-cultural community.
The LEEP model provides a fully aligned, high quality Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum delivered through two languages: Spanish and English. We employ a 90/10 model which starts in kindergarten with a curriculum that is delivered 90% in Spanish and 10% in English. There is an incremental increase in the English language each year so that by 4th grade all curriculum is delivered equally, 50/50 with all teaching and learning taking place in both languages through 8th grade.
We recognize the power of a literary formation for all children that weaves a tapestry of diversity representative of our cultures. Our language rich classrooms include the arts, music and oratory representative of the literary tradition of the Pan-American experience stretching over 500 years. This choice empowers interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills development. Through purposeful programming, students develop a “love of language” and accelerate Spanish and English-language acquisition and proficiency.
Our approach provides a high agency environment that inspires our students’ creativity. Through an intentional emotional learning program, students build self-knowledge and social skills. We welcome student expression, and deliver an instructional program with high levels of choice balanced with rigor and relevance. Teachers representing the community receive culturally responsive, professional development and curricular resources to integrate technology and global content. Inquiry-based learning deepens academic knowledge and cultural understanding, while supporting students’ ability to take control of their own learning with 1:1 devices and online culturally contextual materials and tools.
The focus of LEEP Academies’ culture and flexible learning environment also provides the psychological scaffolding necessary for all children to succeed emotionally, socially and academically. LEEP Academies understands the influence of culturally responsive teaching on the whole child and will cultivate each student’s experience as a celebration of their individual cultural, linguistic and family story.
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Investors

Camelback Fellowship 2017
Admin
Camelback Fellowship 2017 Diversifying Social Innovation

Advisors

Belen Bordes
Admin
Belen Bordes