Vivian Lugo, Magnet Programs Coordinator,

Nancy Rivero, Global Studies Team Leader,

Our Global Studies Academy was established in 1999 with a focus on building Global citizens and leaders. 

Global Studies Academy Vision

The vision of Arvida Middle School’s Global Studies Magnet Program, is to cultivate global mindfulness in our students as citizens who value their environment and will become an advocate to conserve it. The Global Program will provide students with a rigorous S.T.E.A.M. curriculum well as providing field experiences for real world connections.

About our Magnet

Global Academy focuses on environmental stewardship through hands-on learning in and out of the classroom.  By using an interdisciplinary approach, students learn about issues affecting our environment, and use critical thinking skills to create solutions to “go green”.
We believe that the best classrooms don’t have walls, and therefore encourage our students to  participate in many field trips that enhance their “Global” experience. Our Global Academy students are training to be environment advocates who are working to build a better world for tomorrow.  Our mission: To save the world. Our motto: “Act Local, Think Global.”

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Global Academy strives to create a well-rounded learning experience for our students by infusing the Global theme throughout their classes. By learning how environmental stewardship is connected to all subject areas, students can see how they can impact the world through math, science, language arts, social studies and in their electives. Our curriculum extends out from the classroom and into the real world so we can not just learn about the environment, but make an impact too! We believe that the best classrooms don’t have walls.