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Burns Latino Studies Academy

Type
District
The Burns Latino Studies Academy is a community school in an urban setting, serving students in grades Pre-K through 8. As a community school, the Burns Latino Studies Academy provides academics, enrichment activities, and community services for students and families in the school and community. Four key elements of the academic component of the school are: (1) provide students with a rich, dynamic curriculum that applies learning experiences within a global context, focusing on Latin America, (2) provide students with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by interacting with dignitaries and visitors from other countries, (3) fully engage students in field studies that take them beyond the school into the community, and (4) provide studies in a second language. The teachers will implement these four elements through curriculum alignment with the Common Core Standards and the Latino Studies theme. 
Overview
Grades Served : PK4 - 8
Type : Elementary and Middle School
Zone : Zone 3
After School Programs : • COMPASS after school program, middle school sports program, after school tutoring, Saturday hikes with Inner City Outings, and other activities to come...
Special Features and Highlights
•    Latino studies theme
•    Community School
•    Partnerships with The Village for Families and Children, World Affairs Council, Billings Forge, Inner City Outings, City of Hartford Parks & Recreation
•    Community garden
•    Parent workshops
•    11-month kindergarten
•    Middle school schedule for grades 6 to 8
•    Youth homelessness coordinator on site
•    Online report cards with PowerSchool

Special Points
Community School - Lead Agency: Compass Youth Collaborative
Elizabeth Giannetta, Community School Director
,  860-695-3024

What People Are Saying
Students Say : "I am excited about next year!"  --Julianna Ortiz, 7th grader
Parents Say : "As a member of the School Governance Council, I think the future of Burns is bright.  There is a dedicated group of individuals who are ready to work as a team to provide a first class education to the children in our neighborhood and beyond."  --Carlos Morales, parent of a 5th grader
Teachers Say : "We are excited about the opportunity to immerse our students in a rich curriculum that capitalizes on the strength of Latino Studies and uses the many community based resources available to provide real-world learning experiences for our children."  --Victoria Shears, 4th Grade Teacher
Hours
7:45 am- 2:55 pm
Uniform
Pre-K - Grade 5:
•    Royal blue polo shirt
•    Navy blue or khaki pants (no jeans)
Grades 6 - 8:
•    Royal blue polo shirt
•    Black or khaki pants (no jeans)

Principal
Monica Brase
Principal Email
Phone
(860) 695-2980
Address
195 Putnam Street, Hartford, CT 06106
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