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Instructional Approach

Within our academy, we believe that…

  • Importance in learning and using the content regardless of the language it is taught.
  • Collaboration between teachers to present interdisciplinary content that will provide skills that can be used in their post-secondary lives.
  • Strategically applying translanguaging pedagogy learning and Academic English Language Development at the same time to promote content area concept. Van Nuys High School INA teachers differentiate instruction to suit the learning needs of International Academy students.
  • Application of Project Based Learning and Social Justice.
  • Maximizing the usage of Academic Language through Real World Project applications.

Outcomes of a Graduate

  • Graduates of VNHS will be able to use language to meet the personal, academic, and professional goals they set for themselves following high school.
  • Graduates will be able to analyze and evaluate topics through a variety of critical perspectives