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Alma ‘Top Teacher’ helps scholars focus in class by running

At Alma, there are no passengers, only crew. We take pride in Alma, our work and the role we play transforming the lives of our scholars. Teachers have the autonomy to be creative and make decisions for their scholars on

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Alma del Mar recognizes two educators as ‘Master Teachers’

NEW BEDFORD – Two educators at Alma del Mar were recently recognized for their mastery in teaching at the K-8 inclusive public charter school located in the North End of New Bedford. Alma educators are designated as Master Teacher when

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Two Alma educators to travel the world to fuel passion for learning

ALMA DEL MAR ANNOUNCES ALMAZING FUND GRANTEES NEW BEDFORD – Two teachers at Alma del Mar Charter School were recently awarded grant funds for their proposed trips to further their learning around the content they teach. “At Alma, we invest

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The Next Alma

Dear Alma Families, I am excited to announce that we are moving forward with plans to open a new Alma campus this fall! We will be opening this new campus with 200 scholars in Grades K,1,2 and 6 in August

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Alma del Mar’s ‘high bar’ highlighted in new video

From the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research: Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for the chance to serve more students. It has applied to open two more K-8 schools that would educate an additional

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MCAS is more than a test — it’s a ‘health check’

When state test scores come out each year, it is a big deal at our school. We celebrate our scholars, our families, and each other as a community of educators. We also take the opportunity to figure out what we,

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The Power of Place in Teaching Hard Histories

Did you know that Spittal Pond in Bermuda was the spot where an enslaved man named Jeffrey hid from his masters in a cave, on a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean? Did you also know that during that time he

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Alma scholars closing achievement gap on MCAS

ALMA DEL MAR SCHOLARS CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAP ON MCAS NEW BEDFORD – Sept. 27, 2018 – For the sixth straight year, Alma del Mar showed strong performance on the statewide MCAS tests. Alma’s passage rate on MCAS significantly surpassed the

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Meet Mr. Castro: Eighth Grade Math Teacher

Mr. Castro was born and raised in San Jose, California and went to school in San Diego at the University of San Diego. He majored in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing and Economics—a double major! He enjoys reading,

Posted in Alma Profiles, Meet Our Crew

Meet Mr. Jacome: Sixth Grade Lead Teacher

Mr. Jacome (or Mr. J, as many call him) was born in Fall River, and lived in South Coast Massachusetts his entire life. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a degree in History and Religious studies. Mr.

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