What Are Ends Policies? Beginning in January 2021, the PACA Board of Directors is approaching its governance role in a different manner. The board is responsible to establish PACA’s expectedEnds, which state the expected results we strive for each student in the broadest sense.
An important reminder is that Endsstatements are not meant to “say it all.” (PACA’s Expected Student Outcomes provide that.)Ends Policy ismeant to be both brief and bold — providinga unique and memorable daily backdrop for teachers’ instruction and students’ learning. Achievable for every student, they paint a broad picture and define success now and in the future. Thus, measurement of achievement will not end on graduation. Maturity being a life-long process, PACA will follow its graduates for decades, attempting to measure its achievement via their feedback (and that of their parents).
ENDS POLICY PROPOSAL Pan American Christian Academy students are... Ends Policy 1.1: whole, evidenced by... • loving God with heart, soul, mind, and strength • loving neighbors as oneself • lives of character and integrity Ends Policy 1.2: achievers, evidenced by... • mastery of skills and habits • application of knowledge and wisdom to solve authentic problems • engagement in new challenges, opportunities, and experiences Ends Policy 1.3: stewards, evidenced by... • self-care • other care • creation care Ends Policy 1.4: catalysts, evidenced by... • growth mindset • servant leadership • discipleship Warmly,
John Nelson Superintendent
Since 1960, PACA has served the local and international community of São Paulo as a Christian, American and Brazilian curriculum school. Our education integrates Biblical truth in all areas of instruction to guide the hearts and minds of our students and our academic program allows students to receive two diplomas, American and Brazilian, upon graduation which opens doors for them to study in the best universities in the USA, Brazil or throughout the world.