High School Program

High School Curriculum Model
The vision of the UNO Charter High School is to graduate global, model citizens via rigorous critical study to be self-disciplined, articulate, entrepreneurial, and life- long learners.
UNO High Schools will graduate students with the following characteristics:
·         A global person who bridges cultures by knowing how to foster and sustain healthy relationships;
·         A model for the highest standards of citizenship;
·         Self disciplined, self aware and self accountable;
·         Articulate with the capacity to communicate with all audiences;
·         Entrepreneurial and self confident to take calculated risks, be competitive, and self-motivated;
·         A life -long learner who engages in acquiring and applying knowledge
UNO-CSN High Schools create a safe and structured learning environment that is challenging and provides students with opportunities to master the skills and content as outlined in the College Readiness Standards and AP curriculum. Students will develop rigor in critical study learning opportunities that prepare them to become self-directed learners and critical thinkers. Rigor will be emphasized through advanced content and skills (higher ordering thinking, critical analysis, writing for multiple purposes, etc.), ensuring that the UNO graduate is prepared for success in college and life.  
Major Hector P. Garcia High School employs a project-based approach that focuses on interdisciplinary study, problem based learning, and relies on research based literacy strategies grounded in differentiated instruction.  Interdisciplinary study fosters relationships between teacher and learner and allows for students to use knowledge, express their learning, and make sense of their learning.   Problem based learning is based on applying prior knowledge to solve new problems in a pragmatic way.  This ensures that students spend most of their time thinking in the higher order thinking skills, specifically evaluation and analysis, necessary to their success in high education.  Students are expected to be entrepreneurial and will develop the ability to understand problems, identify opportunities and propose solutions to a full range issues within industry and society.  UNO-CSN’s High School instructional approach allows for students to use knowledge purposefully and communicate their learning as they work to meet high standards expected of them.