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Foundational Literacy and Skills Literacy and Language Civic Engagement and Citizenship Adult learner goals include gaining employment, The citizenship class ensures eligible students will advancing their careers, pursuing higher education, be able to pass the official naturalization test with advocating for personal and family needs and confidence. It covers topics such as U.S. history, civics, becoming more confident. Here teachers integrate life the Constitution, the democratic process, and the skills instruction into ESL classes, making instruction rights and responsibilities of citizens. Beyond the class, directly relevant to adult learner goals, helping students principles of civic engagement are taught across the achieve their goals more quickly than traditional ESL curriculum and school-wide activities such as voter classes. Literacy classes serve students who are registration fairs, and new voter recognitions are key. learning to read and write for the first time or who have had limited schooling in their home countries. They include additional language supports and more individualized instruction. Pathway classes in health, hospitality and math help prepare students for next steps for their career and college journeys while learning English. English as a Second Language for Families Through this program, the school partners with public schools around Washington, D.C. to provide targeted English classes to parents. Students learn basic English grammar, speaking, and listening skills, while acquiring the skills and resources to support their children’s academic success. GED (English and Spanish) This program supports students whose goal is to obtain an official high school credential through passing the official GED exam. Students master high school academic content in order to pass four rigorous GED sub exams: language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics, many times progressing multiple grade levels in one year. Students enter the GED Program with a wide range of educational backgrounds. Through the Plaza Comunitaria Carlos Rosario Program, students earn internationally recognized elementary and middle school diplomas in Spanish thanks to a partnership with the Mexican Consulate. Arts and Culture Through an innovative arts inte gration program students learn key concepts such as higher-order thinking and critical reasoning skills through visual and performing arts. These activities engage student prior knowledge, bridge migration experiences, give students new avenues of expression Digital Literacy and Technology Essentials and build cultural competencies. Additionally, students celebrate their rich diversity through a variety of cultural All language learning students attend computer-assisted labs weekly that use technology to aid students in events. Partnerships with organizations such as the Phillips attaining learning goals. These labs also focus on digital literacy elements such as security, responsible social Collection, various Smithsonian museums and the Writers media use, etc. For students looking to focus more on computer use, they can choose from Computer Literacy Center enhance student learning. and Microsoft Office Application classes. 28 CARLOS ROSARIO SCHOOL Annual Report 2017 CARLOS ROSARIO SCHOOL Annual Report 2017 29