Posts Categorized: Downtown Highlights

Enrollment at PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown

The ‘Open Enrollment’ period for Paulo Freire Freedom School – University and the new Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown closed on March 15.  A random lottery was conducted shortly after March 15th to fill all openings at each grade level for next year where the number of enrollment applications was greater than the number of openings…. Read more »

Putting Youth on Center Stage

Pennington Street Block Party Puts Youth Center Stage on April 11  City High School invites the Tucson community to the 6th annual Pennington Street Block Party on Friday, April 11 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Join us as we launch Global Youth Service Day in Southern Arizona with a lively downtown street party! Pennington Street will be… Read more »

Curriculum Development

In June 2013 we began the first stage of curriculum development for the new school by taking a team of nine educators from PFFS-University and City High School to San Diego to participate in the High Tech High, three-day ‘Summer Institute’.  Between August 2013 and January 2014 this team worked together on five additional, ‘weekend’… Read more »

21st Century Technology

A grant from the Arizona Department of Education ‘Charter School Program’ (AzCSP) has made it possible for us to open Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown  in 2014-2015 with state-of-the-art educational technology.  PFFS-Downtown will be a full-immersion STEM middle school requiring students to explore and solve problems the way adults in the real world explore… Read more »