Special Programs and Services

CHOICE Program
The San Diego Unified Schools CHOICE program provides students with the opportunity to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. The school CHOICE program allows students to apply to any school, (based on available space), within the San Diego Unified School District, with the exception of Magnet Schools.

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Class Size Reduction

Grades K - 3 have approximately 24 Students per class

Grades 4 -5 have approximately 32 students per class

District Literacy Framework
All students, grades K-5, participate in the district-wide literacy program. Three hours of the day are dedicated to literacy development through a balanced approach of reading, writing, and word study instruction.

Instrumental Music
A district-sponsored program brings an instrumental music instructor to the school twice a week to give lessons to 5th grade students.

No Child Left Behind
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is a federally-enacted law governing elementary and secondary education. It affects states and school districts in four basic ways: Greater accountability for results, increased district flexibility for spending federal money, expanded options for parents and increased emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.

These changes support the district's current focus on delivering a strong standards-based educational program designed to improve student achievement in the gateway skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. For more information see: http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml?src=pb.

San Diego Police Department Programs

Our SDPD officer will visit all classrooms to deliver a program regarding child safety. At the lower grades the program addresses proper emergency procedures, stranger danger and bullying. At grade 5, topics also include the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Special Education and Supportive Services
Parents may request that a district psychologist and resource specialist evaluate their child for learning disabilities. Requests are to be made to the principal. The IST (Instructional Study Team) will meet with the parent(s)/guardian(s) to determine the appropriateness of the request.

School Psychologist
The school psychologist serves as a member of the Instructional Study Team to assess the academic and emotional/behavioral needs of students recommended by their classroom teacher.

District Counselor
The district counselor assesses emotional and behavioral issues of children and how they impact their attainment of educational goals. He/she may see students in a small group setting or inpidually on a short-term basis.

Speech & Language Specialist
The speech and language specialist assesses children who require additional support in developing communication skills appropriate to their ability/age level. If the student qualifies, the speech and language pathologist creates an inpidualized program for the student and provides the needed support.

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