American University Research Academy
By Terrell Golden
The American University Research Academy is slated to open its doors to curious yet focused 9th grade students in the Fall of 2023 and will add a grade level each year over the next 4 years.
With a focus on the health sciences, AURA is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World candidate school which means that students will receive a rigorous, diverse education that will allow them to be more culturally aware while tuning their critical thinking skills. Our ever-changing global society requires that our students are able to communicate and compete in the best colleges and universities that the world offers; AURA has accepted the challenge and aims to prepare our students to meet and exceed the requirements by providing the opportunity to gain exposure to multiple languages and advanced core courses.
At AURA we believe that God is the source of our strength, and we will stop at nothing to fulfill our mission and vision. We welcome experienced educators with varying levels of experience who share in the common mindset that all students deserve an opportunity to use technology for collaborative dialogue in order to frame and solve challenging problems.
The goal of AURA is to provide meaningful pathways to college and career experiences, particularly careers focused on healthcare. In providing learning and preparation opportunities for students, AURA is also concerned about providing meaningful life and growth experiences and enabling high-level academic outcomes that lead to graduation and qualified candidacy for college and careers in the health sciences profession.
Our philosophy is built on the recognition that process and products are interconnected and interdependent. In this respect, we intend to supply quality interactions that lead to quality outcomes, align to state standards, and seek to meet and exceed the entrance requirements of the UC/CSU A-G for college admissions. Built on a constructivist-developmental foundation, we not only see the importance of the relationship between the experienced and the novice learner, but we also consider these dynamics from a variety of lenses, for instance, as an interplay between rights and individual responsibility.