Co-Curricular Classes

Our core curriculum clubs and classes are designed to develop the student’s mind in ways that cannot be accomplished by the state required curriculum alone. Over the past century the needs of the marketplace have driven the state curriculum, which has caused it to become more pragmatic. Of course, Newman International Academy recognizes the necessity and utility of a curriculum focused on preparation for higher education and vocation. It is needed and extremely important. However, this endeavor to narrow the curriculum’s focus has forced many public schools to eliminate some disciplines that, not only serve as the foundation for better student performance in the basic, state required curriculum, but also allow the student to become a better thinker— to be more strategic in making decisions that will affect all aspects of his or her life. At Newman we have implemented Core Curriculum Clubs and Classes to ensure that our students are fully prepared to engage education, vocation and life, strategically.