Rubicon partners with the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts
The mission of the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts is to provide a quality education program in and through the arts that emphasizes critical thinking, student engagement, and deep curricular knowledge necessary for authentic student achievement and for meeting state standards.
"The arts program is highly valued and successfully promotes student talent in the visual arts through displays of student work in the school, exhibits in galleries, and by securing student scholarships to prestigious art and design colleges." –NYC DOE Quality Review.
The school was created in 2002 under New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Small Schools Initiative Program and is within walking distance of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. Since opening in 2002, the Bronx School for the Visual Arts has hosted consecutive end-of-the-yea r art exhibitions at the Lehman College Art Gallery, highlighting art by students.
Rubicon partners with STEM Charter Network in Arizona
A new partnership between the Sonoran Schools in Arizona and Rubicon will launch this spring. The Sonoran Schools are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) focused college preparatory schools. Rubicon will work on a curriculum mapping strategy and process with eight Science Academies in the Phoenix and Tucson area.
The founders of the Sonoran Schools believe that all students, regardless of socio-economic status, deserve access to free, high-quality and rigorous education. The founders recognized the lack of American STEM graduates, and in response, developed an educational model to inspire, train, and prepare students for college and careers in STEM fields.
Their model is built upon a solid foundation of five key pillars: (1) STEM-focused Curriculum, (2) Dedicated and Talented Teachers, (3) High Academic and Behavioral Expectations, (4) Data-Driven Decisions, and (5) Parent and Community Involvement.
St. George's School Publishes Book for TeachHaiti
The students of St. George's of Montreal have written, illustrated and published a series of books in French for the School of Hope in Haiti. St. George’s is a participant in the Rubicon Educational Foundation Sister School Program. They are selling the collection of three books which include fables, short stores and an illustrated ABC book to raise funds for the school.
2012 National Distinguished Principals Announced
Rachel Harrington Metcalf, the Elementary Principal at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt-the American School of Lima is honored by NAESP as one of the 2012 National Distinguished Principals of the year.
Scholars-In-Residence At Taipei American School
Taipei American School has developed a Scholars-in-Residence Program. The Joanna Nichols Visiting Scholar program brings relevant, distinguished figures to TAS for one month a year to share insights and experiences with students..
Downtown Project In Las Vegas Adopts Atlas
The Downtown Project in Las Vegas becomes a Rubicon partner; as part of the education focus, the group will initially build a private school which will open its doors to Early Childhood Education in Fall 2013..
The American Cooperative School of Tunis Rebuilds
Thanks to generous donations the American Cooperative School of Tunis has replaced and restored much of their equipment. Schools can continue to support the school’s efforts by contributing to fund-raising for their building project and restocking the elementary school library..