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Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness: The Eagle Warrior Way April 2, 2013

Posted by latinoschoolleaders in Cultural Relevance.
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Marisol Rerucha, Director, MAAC Community Charter School

As educators it is essential that we recognize and respect each student’s culture and their linguistic strengths while at the same time exposing them to the importance and beauty of all cultures. MAAC Community Charter School (MCCS) was created by MAAC, a private non-profit agency, with the intention of providing 9-12th grade students an extended opportunity to earn their high school diploma. The school is seven miles from the US/Mexico international border and seven miles from downtown San Diego.

Our school mascot is the Eagle Warrior. Eagles in North America represent power, beauty, intelligence, patience and discipline. A Warrior is someone who doesn’t think of themselves first, but of others, and is committed to the empowerment of their people. In the Aztec culture, an Eagle Warrior doesn’t just represent the elite class. Rather, it can represent be anyone from any class who has shown special ability.