Ang pistahan ay isa sa mga napakasaya, pinakaaabangan at pinaghahandaang kaganapan sa Pilipinas. Sa ganitong pagkakataon nagkakaroon din ng pagkakaisa ang mga tao na ipagdiwang ang ating kultura. Ito ay naramdaman din noong ika-28 ng Agosto 2014 sa pinakaunang programa ng paaralan simula nang maitatag ito. Ipinagdiwang natin ang Buwan ng Wika na may temang, "Pistahan sa Academia: Tayo na't Magkaisa." Sinariwa sa programa kung gaano kayaman ang kultura ng mga Pilipino. Ang bawat baitang ay nagpakita ng iba't ibang mga natatanging bilang patungkol sa kultura ng Pilipinas sa tulong ng kani-kanilang mga guro na matiyagang nagturo. Nagkaroon din ng payak na salu-salo ang lahat ng mga dumalo sa programa. Ang tagumpay ng pinakaunang programa ng Academia Progresiva De Manila ay produkto ng pagkakaisa ng lahat ng mga taong nagmamahal sa paaralan, sa kanilang mga anak at higit na lalo sa kultura ng Pilipinas. Tunay nga naman na may saya at pagkakaisa sa Academia.
Academia Progresiva De Manila held its very first Friendship Cup and Family Day on September 20, 2014. It was an activity where parents and children had the chance to enjoy, bond with other families and establish sportsmanship. The children and parents were divided into four teams namely the Yellow Tigers, Green Tamaraws, Red Lions, and Blue Eagles. Teachers and parents collaborated in the cheering competition. They were able to showcase their talents, colorful costumes, and props with grace and composure. Everyone in their respective teams gave their best and were able to receive recognition and reward for their hard work. In the end, the Yellow Tigers was awarded 3th runner up, Green Tamaraws 2nd runner up, Red Lions 1st runner up while the Blue Eagles were the Overall Champions. The Green Tamaraws won in the Cheering Competition. It was indeed a fun and fulfilling family and school activity.
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In November 2014, Sir Archie had the privilege of attending an orientation at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded in 1901, this school is recognized to be among the best progressive schools in the USA based on the progressive educational philosophies of John Dewey and its founder, Colonel
Francis Wayland Parker. Offering kindergarten to high school programs, the said school emphasizes community and citizenship which are among the values being promoted in Academia Progresiva de Manila. Among other schools and educational facilities visited by Sir Archie were the Esperanza School and the University of Illinois where educational strategies for students with exceptionalities were discussed.
Envisioning an educational system that is inclusive of children with disabilities, Secretary of Education, Brother Armin Luistro, FSC spearheaded a Stakeholders’ Conference for a 5-year Strategic Plan for the Education of Children with Disabilities at the Asian Institute of Management. Here, our director Mr. Abelardo Apollo I. David, Jr., was invited as a delegate and resource person. On December 11, 2013, the resulting draft of the strategic plan was presented to various stakeholders from the CWD and education sectors for feedback before it is finalized. Mainstreaming and inclusion protocols of Project TEACH, a community-based rehabilitation and education program headed by Mr. David was handed personally by him to Sec. Luistro as a possible template to be used in public schools nationwide. The said protocols aim to help adequately prepare children with learning difficulties be integrated in a regular classroom setting.