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Introduction/Overview

The primary factor in allocating space for a school is the educational program is designed to support facility spaces as defined in the education specifications. The local school establishes the teaching methods and determines which learning process should be emphasized. Curriculum requirements are established by the Bureau, state and tribal Departments of Education, and tribal school boards.

Greasewood Springs Community School, Inc, (GSCS) is committed to implementing an educational program requirements and standards based on 25 CFR Part 36 — Minimum Academic Standards for the Basic Education of Indian Children and K-8 Arizona College and Career Ready Standards for learning content and skills that are connected to real-world issues and needs.

GSCS supports the Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education (DODE) standard requirement of engaging all students in a comprehensive Diné Studies Program based on the Diné Philosophy of Learning that offers a Diné language and culture revitalization program acknowledged and supported by the mission statement of GSCS and is dedicated to teaching the principle of Hozho Naasha', "1 Walk in Beauty.'•

The primary goal of the academic program is to produce healthy, capable bilingual citizens, and increase academic achievement in reading, language arts, and math and analyze these achievement levels to tailor instruction, set academic goals, and support academic improvement plans. GSCS focuses on continuous revision of the curriculum by integrating up-to-date technology tools to prepare students for the 21 st Century through creative and innovation learning.

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