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Academy for Global Citizenship
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AGC develops mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond.
+ AGC will ignite a movement to create a better world.
+ We will transform our educational systems by being an incubator of innovation.
+ Using a foundation of academic knowledge and global-mindedness each student will create a life of possibility and contribute to a more peaceful and just society.
The Academy for Global Citizenship is a Chicago Public Charter School located in the southwest side neighborhood of Garfield Ridge and opened in August 2008. AGC’s mission is to empower students to positively impact their community and world beyond. Rigorous academic expectations lie at the heart of achieving this mission. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, AGC employs an inquiry-based curriculum that challenges each learner to construct personal meaning from concept-driven units of study. Moreover, AGC teachers design lessons and activities that prepare students to be environmentally and internationally minded by examining how their choices impact their community and the world. An AGC education also extends beyond the classroom. Organic, nutritionally balance meals, daily yoga, wellness instruction and ecologically sustainable practices throughout the school encourage learners to develop healthy and sustainable lifestyles for themselves. Ultimately, the Academy for Global Citizenship engages the whole child in an enriching educational community focused on fostering academic excellence, international awareness and environmental stewardship. This mission is unique to our school. AGC does not have a management organization or additional campuses, nor do we envision having these in the future. We are a small yet growing school, adding one grade level per year until we reach a capacity of 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in 2015-2016. The majority of our students, 82%, are Hispanic, 81% qualify for free or reduced lunch, 38% are ELLs, and 15% receive special education services.
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