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Global Prep Academy 

Global Prep Academy is a dual language school that connects students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and educates them together in a highly rigorous, engaging and nurturing environment. Using both English and Spanish to instruct students in all core content areas, students will develop high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, as well as a deep value and understanding of other cultures. As citizens in a global world, students at Global Prep will gain limitless access to other cultures through bilingualism and instruction, which emphasizes critical thinking using global perspectives and experiential learning. Through two-way immersion (TWI) in English and Spanish, students will affirm the values of their own cultures while acquiring an understanding and appreciation of other cultures. Our students will attain bilingualism in a natural process through every day conversation and content instruction. Global Prep is committed to providing relevant instruction pushing our students to be critical thinkers and change makers in an ever-changing world.

Meet the Installation Artist – Beatriz Vasquez


Beatriz Vasquez is a visual ARTIVIST, whose work experiments with the conceptual use of Papel Picado, a Mexican Folk Art. With the manipulation of paper materials, she transforms layers of intricate cut paper into murals, wearable sculptures, and large scale installations. Her work focuses on her Mexican-American ancestry, cultural memory, border culture, and current social issues on immigration and human rights. In 2006, Vasquez received her BFA from Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design. Beatriz is a recipient of the Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Grant and the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award. In addition, she is a fellow of the U.S Arts in Embassies under Ambassador Maria Brewer in Sierra Leone, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Root Division in San Francisco, the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), The National Latino Association of Art and Culture, and the IUPUI Arts & Humanities.

Meet the Teaching Artist – Giselle Trujillo


Giselle grew up in Caracas, Venezuela where she studied theater arts and developed an extensive artistic background, including stage design, dance, theater, music, sculpture, murals, and video production. She has taught adults and children in all of these artforms. Giselle became a citizen of the United States in 2012. She has been living in Indianapolis since 2003, working in different schools teaching dance, art and Spanish mostly to elementary students. Giselle has two daughters and five grandchildren with whom she loves spending time with.
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