CPLC Community Schools is a non-profit charter holder for Calli Ollin High School, Hiaki High School and Toltecalli High School. CPLC Community Schools is an affiliate of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., (CPLC) a statewide non-profit community development corporation. CPLC is a progressive community based organization that is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as a model for unified human and economic development. CPLC, as the parent advocacy organization of CPLC Community Schools, builds proactive alliances, unifies borders and empowers the community. In 1995, the leadership of CPLC, under the direction of Lorraine Lee, Executive Vice President, had a vision of creating a high school to advance CPLC's educational goal of increasing educational achievement and graduation rates, developing leadership, promoting civic participation, and increasing college entrance and graduation among Latino youth. A school model was then developed that integrated cultural education and community service into the core curricula to advance their goal. As a result, Calli Ollin High School - meaning "house of movement" in the Aztec Nahuatl language - was chartered by the Arizona State Board of Education in 1996. Since, then we have expanded to three high schools - Toltecalli High School ("house of beauty") and Hiaki High School, established in partnership with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Philosophy:We value effective, research-based curricula, interventions and programs to improve student outcomes. A regular system of assessment and evaluation is used to monitor effectiveness and inform decision making. Our teachers use active pedagogy, including methods and procedures that engage students and facilitate learning, to ensure relevant instruction and promote student achievement. We provide culturally based education that explores the importance of the six elements: language, foundational pedagogy, culturally based curricula, strategies for informing learning, and knowledge and use of social mores of the community. A culturally based curriculum is integrated across all content areas to provide relevance, develop critical thinking and recognize collective community knowledge. We believe that service transforms outcomes for both the individual and the community. Service instills a sense of commitment and ownership, which in turn, inspires the innate leadership abilities in us all.