SAN DIEGO, CA, March 19, 2019 - Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School (AEACMS), a public charter school located in the Grant Hill neighborhood of San Diego, proudly announces a student exchange program with a Tijuana Middle School, Adolfo Lopez Mateos. Twenty four students from Adolfo Lopez Mateos will be visiting the AEACMS campus on Friday, March 22nd with a full day of learning and sharing with AEACMS students. Adolfo Lopez Mateos students will also participate in the Albert Einstein Academies’ annual Walk for Water event.
Superintendent Dr. David Sciarretta, Middle School Principal Andreas Trakas and Middle School Spanish teacher Karina Ramirez spearheaded the partnership earlier this school year.
“As an International Baccalaureate school, our belief is some of the most powerful learning can happen outside of the classroom. In the spirit of helping to develop international mindedness in our students, we are very excited to establish a partnership with the Adolfo Lopez Mateos school in Tijuana,” said Mr. Trakas.
Mrs. Ramirez has a personal connection to the school, as she attended Adolfo Lopez Mateos and grew up in the neighborhood: “We want our students to know that an international experience with a country that speaks another language is just fifteen minutes away. Being in San Diego makes this opportunity very accessible for all students and ties in so well with our International Baccalaureate curriculum.
The day will include presentations from students at both schools about water scarcity in Tijuana and San Diego, participation in the Walk for Water event and classroom visits. The day will culminate with a final group collaboration project where AEACMS and Adolfo Lopez Mateos students will create a poster of what they’ve learned and present to
A return trip where AEACMS students spend the day at Adolfo Lopez Mateos is being
planned for later this school year.