For the Middle Grades (6-8)
Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown is located in Downtown Tucson at City High School. PFFS-Downtown opened in 2014 as a full-immersion STEM middle school (see Arizona STEM Network’s STEM Immersion Guide) and the vanguard demonstration site/lab school of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. STEM education means many things to many people. STEM education at PFFS-Downtown is about empowering students to tackle the real world challenges faced by the larger community. Our students are practiced problem solvers who think creatively and analytically; who propose solutions both in the classroom and the community. By embedding our STEM curriculum in real world societal challenges we mold engaged citizens who are committed to the collective good.
April 25, 2018
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Carrie Brennan, the Executive Director for CITY Center for Collaborative Learning, writes about how public charter schools are participating in the statewide teacher walkout and how the CITY Center for Collaborative Board of Directors passed a resolution in support of the #RedforeEd movement. Read about it here.
May 8, 2018
On Wednesday, May 9th, all eighth-grade students will be presenting their portfolio in an hour-long gateway presentation in front of their advisor, family, and fellow students. This presentation culminates a year’s worth of reflection and reflective writing using the seven Habits of Heart and Mind. Paulo Freire Freedom School students demonstrate their learning of both... Read more »
April 20, 2018
There is a teacher walkout scheduled for Thursday, April 26th. The teacher walkout is designed to bring attention to the dire issues of teacher salaries and Arizona educational funding. 78% of teacher votes statewide were in favor of the walkout. When the walkout happens on Thursday, the three CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools will... Read more »
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June 11 - June 15
June 18 @ 5:30 pm - June 22 @ 7:30 pm
June 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 6 - July 8
July 23 - July 25