El Colegio Maria Cano decide to follow the Common Core Curriculum for the English Program.
State education chiefs and governors in 48 states in the United States of America came together to develop the Common Core, a set of clear college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Today, 43 states have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards, which are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to take credit bearing introductory courses in two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.
WHAT IS THE COMMON CORE?
High standards that are consistent across states provide teachers, parents, and students with a set of clear expectations to ensure that all students have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life upon graduation from high school, regardless of where they live. These standards are aligned to the expectations of colleges, workforce training programs, and employers. The standards promote equity by ensuring all students are well prepared to collaborate and compete with their peers in the United States and abroad. Unlike previous state standards, which varied widely from state to state, the Common Core enables collaboration among states on a range of tools and policies, including the:
Development of textbooks, digital media, and other teaching materials
Development and implementation of common comprehensive assessment systems that replace existing state testing systems in order to measure student performance annually and provide teachers with specific feedback to help ensure students are on the path to success
Development of tools and other supports to help educators and schools ensure all students are able to learn the new standards
The common core standards guidelines offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.
We invite you to have more information at corestandards.org
Maria Cano is a school recognized by the Ministry of Education in Equatorial Guinea therefore all students attending Maria Cano are fully recognized in any others institutions. Maria Cano has developed and grown considerably during the subsequent years. Our school hosts children between the age of 3 years old in the English program and continues to develop as we grow by a grade level each school year, currently with students up to 15 years old.
In the English Program, we encourage students to see their learning as valuable experiences that, as well as forming their intellectual development, should guide how they act. Therefore, learning should be demonstrated by positive action and service. The children are encouraged to reflect, choose wisely and to act responsibly with their peers, school staff and in the wider community.
We have an international student’s population with more than 20 different nationalities from different continents. Europe, Asia, Africa, USA, etc.
Our teachers are from different parts of the world, from Spain, Cuba, Venezuela, Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, and assistant’s teachers from Equatorial Guinea.
Several students have gone and traveled to the USA, England and Spain etc. and are being recognized in their respective schools as the best students.
Please take time to visit the Instagram pages and you will see from yourself the expatriate kids that we have.
We are very proud to be one of the example school in Malabo. We are also very proud to say that we are a pilot school for many others who have been inspired by our way of educating.