In grades 6-8 Alma Fuerte students start to look upwards and outwards towards their future, the greater Pasadena community , high school, and beyond.
At Alma Fuerte, we are always striving to reflect on and enhance our practices, systems, and programs to provide your children with the best possible, most holistic education with high and attainable goals. It is with this purpose in mind that we are delighted to announce some exciting changes to the middle school curriculum and culture.
Starting in March 2023, uniforms will be required for middle school students. This dress code will involve a collared shirt in the Alma Fuerte colors of navy blue and burgundy. We understand that the cost of uniforms can be a financial burden and are offering a solution to help ease these costs.
In addition to uniforms, we will also be introducing "Work Wear Wednesday," in which all students will be required to wear attire that they can don for a job or volunteer opportunity. This concept focuses on the importance of teaching our students how to dress for success and creating a positive example that reflects Alma Fuerte's mission. On Friday's students can participate in our school-wide Spirit Day.
Additionally, we will be implementing more intentional financial literacy, public speaking, science fair, and Shark Tank/entrepreneurship initiatives. More details regarding these program improvements will be forthcoming.
We look forward to these positive effects and will continue to monitor students' and families' attitudes and behavior towards these endeavors.
At Alma Fuerte, our approach to learning and accessing curriculum includes:
A Personalized Approach – Alma Fuerte takes your child’s strengths, needs, and interests into consideration. Then teachers provide the support they need to truly master a subject at the highest standards.
Collaborative Learning – With small class sizes and different approaches to learning (like project-based learning, multiple modalities, learning styles), children are encouraged to work closely together to solve problems.
Self-Directed Learning Opportunities – Alma Fuerte values your child’s interests and opinions, encouraging deeper thought. We are helping to prepare them to have the skills and attitude necessary to be successful once they leave school.
Personal Growth – Alma Fuerte emphasizes social emotional learning (SEL). SEL teaches students to understand and manage their emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, feel and show empathy, set and achieve goals, and make responsible decisions. We have recently become a grief education school.