Principal’s Message


Welcome to Academia Moderna, an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World school offering the Primary Years Program (PYP)! It is with great pride that I serve as Principal of this amazing community of students, families, teachers, and staff.

This year is an exciting year for our school. The renovation of our facility will be complete for the 2015-2016 school year, allowing all students to return to our “home” site! Our new, vibrant 2-story building will boast 18 classrooms and a new media center where your children will learn to be internationally minded through the tenets of the IB PYP. Our dedicated team of teachers work collaboratively to ensure that the students of Academia Moderna receive a rigorous, inquiry-based education through strategic alignment of the six IB PYP transdisciplinary themes and the California Common Core State Standards. We use Blended Learning technology to enhance the instruction and learning throughout all grade levels. In addition, we offer several programs for our students to provide enrichment or extra support. All students at Academia Moderna participate in weekly enrichment classes in music and Mandarin. To ensure that all students’ needs are being met, we provide daily intervention or enrichment in reading/language arts and math, and we offer Saturday Intervention for students needing extra assistance. We also host an After School Program that supports the daily academic program.

At Academia Moderna, we value the partnership that we develop with our families to increase student success. We strongly encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s education. There are several ways parents can contribute to the success of students. Making sure students arrive at school every day and on time, helping with homework, assisting teachers, volunteering for school events, attending parent workshops, and participating in education nights are just a few ways to make a difference in student outcomes.

Academia Moderna students deserve the best. We strive for excellence and to provide each student with a world-class education. I am passionate about my role as principal to foster a collaborative community of learning amongst all stakeholders. I believe in open communication. Please contact me if I can ever be of assistance. I look forward to a fantastic and fun year of learning!


Carrie Checca


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