Welcome to the English Learner/Curriculum & Instruction K-8 Department!
The English Learner Program/Curriculum and Instruction K-8 Department falls under the umbrella of the Instructional Services Division. It exists to provide curricular and instructional support to teachers and sites to ensure that our students are receiving a high quality educational experience.
Our department provides comprehensive support and leadership to assist students, staff, parents, and community members in achieving our district's goals, particularly, academic achievement for all students. Our students are provided with a standards-based curriculum delivered through a variety of instructional strategies, which will prepare them to be responsible citizens in a knowledge-based global society.
This department oversees and directs eight (7) programs/offices that support our schools in the areas of: AVID, BTSA, ELD, GATE, PAR, Math/Science, and Textbooks. For specific program updates or information, please click on one of our departmental programs above for further information.
Intervention Program - Strategic Core r&L Books Program
The students at the Strategic Level (Tier 2) in the RTI model receive targeted instruction in grades 6 – 8. These students are instructed in the core language arts program (Holt) and also obtain an additional separate component of language arts with the r&L Books program. This targeted instruction is designed to assist students in the Strategic Level (Tier 2), with the intent of progressing to the Basic Level (Tier 1), in a more accelerated manner. Students are assessed in an ongoing method to monitor progression. Once a student is assessed at Basic (Tier 1), they are placed accordingly.
Intervention Program – California Gateways
Students who are assessed at the Intensive Level (Tier 3) are instructed in language arts with the California Gateways Program. The core program, Houghton-Mifflin, is not administered with Intensive Level (Tier 3) students until they have progressed into the Strategic Level (Tier 2). The main concentration of the California Gateways Program is to accelerate reading skills and advance students to the core program. Assessments are administered in an ongoing manner to determine advancement.