Global Leaders

Pan American Academy educates internationally minded students who strive to create a more harmonious world. As an IB World School, Pan American Academy inspires excellence by expanding students’ perspectives and building strong character.

At Pan American, we stress the importance of inquiry-based learning in the context of a global economy, preparing students with the practical and foundational skills necessary to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Pan American launched the Global Ambassadors Travel Experience (GATE) in the spring of 2013. Our Eighth Graders traveled to Puerto Rico for a capstone educational experience. Our annual Global Ambassadors Travel Experience will reflect this inquiry-based and global approach to learning.

Our students participate in a scientific analysis of the rainforest, learn about and participate in the emerging field of eco-tourism, and learn how science intersects and informs the cultural study of Puerto Rico. This amazing educational experience will only be possible with your help. Our students would not be able to participate without your support. Please click on the “donate” button to sponsor our students and allow them to have a life-changing experience.

At Pan American We C.A.R.E.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to discipline that promotes social and emotional development, student behavior, and increases learning.

Through our Super Cheetah program, we work with our students to become bilingual, internationally minded inquirers. The Pan American Super Cheetah program helps us achieve this goal through rewarding students for displaying positive behaviors.

At Pan American we C.A.R.E. through the learner profile attributes

Compassionate

At Pan American we are caring communicators…

  • Caring for others through our positive acts that make a difference in the lives of others
  • Communicating with each other using appropriate language
  • Being open minded and accepting the values and traditions of others
  • Balancing different aspects of our lives to achieve well-being for ourselves and others
Accountable

At Pan American we are principled and reflective…

  • Showing our knowledge of conceptual understandings through a range of disciplines
  • Developing skills for inquiry independently and with others
  • Communicating effectively with individuals and groups
  • Reflecting on strengths and weaknesses to support learning and personal development
  • Balancing our interdependence with other people and the world we live in
  • Being principled and taking responsibility for our actions and their consequences
Respectful

At Pan American we are open minded, balanced thinkers…

  • Caring about others through service and positive acts that help to make a difference
  • Communicating effectively and listening carefully to others perspectives
  • Being principled in our approach to the dignity and rights of people everywhere
  • Being open-minded as we critically appreciate our own cultures and the traditions of others
  • Balancing the different aspects of our lives to achieve well-being for ourselves and others
Engaged

At Pan American we are knowledgable, inquiring risk-takers…

  • Displaying our knowledge of conceptual understandings and exploring a range of disciplines
  • Thinking critically and creatively to analyze and take responsible action
  • Nurturing curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research
  • Communicating with others confidently and creatively in more than one language
  • Being risk-takers that work to explore new ideas and innovative strategies

Growing Global Leaders

As an IB World School, Pan American aspires to be a supportive community where everyone can learn through service and action. This vision is supported through the implementation of our essential agreement as well as the practice of the IB learner profile. The PBIS framework facilitates the achievement of this vision.

We address classroom management issues by constantly reinforcing our essential agreement. With respect and a positive tone of voice, we provide students with more praise than correction, and we reward good behavior. Our positive approach instills 
in students the importance of being reflective about their learning and actions.

Social and emotional interventions for students are planned and positive rather than reactive and impulsive. We teach and practice appropriate social and collaborative behaviors so that students learn how to be positive, productive members of their community.

Our Learner Profile

Knowledgeable

They explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Communicators

They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Open-Minded

They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities.

Risk-Takers

They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

Thinkers

They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Principled

They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups, and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Caring

They show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have personal commitment to serve and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Balanced

They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Inquirers

They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

We address classroom management issues by constantly reinforcing our essential agreement. With respect and a positive tone of voice, we provide students with more praise than correction, and we reward good behavior. Our positive approach instills 
in students the importance of being reflective about their learning and actions.

Social and emotional interventions for students are planned and positive rather than reactive and impulsive. We teach and practice appropriate social and collaborative behaviors so that student learn how to be positive, productive members of their community.