Dr. Adofo Muhammad, Principal  


Ms. Encarnacion is a veteran teacher who has a demonstrated body of work. Under Ms. Encarnacion's stewardship, scholars have excelled and broadened their global perspectives. Ms. Encarnacion also teaches Economics and a Gender Studies course. Ms. Encanacion will continue to facilitate the following:

The global history and geography core curriculum is designed to focus on the five social studies standards, common themes that recur across time and place, and eight historical units. Each unit lists the content, concepts and themes, and connections teachers should use to organize classroom instruction and plan for assessment. This curriculum provides students with the opportunity to explore what is happening in various regions and civilizations at a given time. In addition, it enables students to investigate issues and themes from multiple perspectives and make global connections and linkages that lead to in-depth understanding. As students explore the five social studies standards, they should have multiple opportunities to explore the content and intellectual skills of history and the social science disciplines.

Economics, the Enterprise System, and Finance
This core curriculum for economics, the enterprise system, and finance supports the State Education Department?s efforts to raise standards in social studies by focusing on Standard 4: Economics, in the Learning Standards for Social Studies. This core curriculum reinforces the key ideas and performance indicators for this standard and describes what students should know and be able to do in their study of economics and economic decision making. It outlines the content, concepts, and skills that students should understand and apply throughout their lives. Decisions about what information to include reflect the collaborative efforts of leaders in social studies education, business, finance, and economics education. These decisions were based on the need to provide students with the economic knowledge and skills that will enable them to function as informed and economically literate citizens in our democratic society and in the global marketplace. This new core curriculum includes information about business, entrepreneurship, the enterprise system, finance, and personal finance, in addition to economic theory.

Economics, the Enterprise System, and Finance is intended to be used to meet the curriculum mandate of the Board of Regents that requires all students to complete a half-unit course of study in economics or its equivalent as part of their four-unit social studies requirement. Equivalent courses in economics must address Social Studies Learning Standard 4: Economics, specifically the key ideas and performance indicators that define this standard. This new core curriculum also includes references to the National Voluntary Standards for Teaching Economics and to the Jump$tart Coalition Personal Financial Manageme nt Guidelines.