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Elementary Education

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Elementary
The goal of AVID is to prepare all students for college and career readiness.  The AVID Elementary program focuses on four areas, instruction, culture, leadership and systems, to ensure that all students are equipped for academic success. AVID Elementary is offered at:
  • Beamer Park Elementary
  • Zamora Elementary
For more information, contact Vicka Llamas, here
 
After School Education and Safety (ASES)
Woodland Joint Unified School District has After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs at eight elementary school sites: Beamer, Dingle, Freeman, Maxwell, Plainfield, Tafoya, Whitehead and Woodland Prairie. The ASES program is funded through a state grant and requires students to attend the program three hours each and every day. The program starts immediately after school and consists of homework support, enrichment, recreation and a nutritious snack. Our mission is to create an enriching, safe, academic and fun environment, conducive to learning, that will impact students’ education and lives in a positive manner. The program is open to students in grades two through six; some sites allow kindergarten and first grade students. 
 
For more information contact, DeAnn Tenhunfeld, here 
 
Dual Immersion
The Spanish/English Dual Immersion (DI) program at WJUSD provides a pathway for students to become bilingual and biliterate.  Students receive 50% English instruction and 50% Spanish instruction.  Students who successfully meet the state requirements can then receive the California State Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma upon high school graduation.
 
The DI program is offered at the following sites:
  • Beamer Park Elementary
  • Woodland Prairie Elementary
  • Dingle Elementary
For more information contact, Barbara Herms, email

English Language Learner (ELL) Services
English Language Learner Services oversees reclassification of students, and testing for English language proficiency, to monitor and support student progress in all core subjects. 
 
For more information contact, Maria Orozco, email

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
The purpose of the GATE program is to provide challenging curriculum and instruction for students who are capable of achieving at a level significantly beyond that of their grade level. 

Each year a short test called the Raven Progressive Matrices is given to every third grade student in the district to determine whether the student may be eligible for this program.  Parents are notified in writing if their child is determined to be GATE eligible. 

GATE identified students, in grades 4-8, are invited to participate in after school GATE enrichment classes.  Annually we host a Geography Bee, Art classes, and a summer Algebra Academy course.  Eligible students will receive an invitation letter for each enrichment program along with instructions on how to sign up.  Once invitation letters are sent out, please visit www.wjusdgate.net for additional information on current GATE enrichment classes.

For information about school site services, please contact your school site Principal. 

Transitional Kindergarten  
Transitional Kindergarten is an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between the preschool years and the traditional kindergarten curriculum for children not meeting the state’s new kindergarten age enrollment date.

A child is eligible for transitional kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year if their fifth (5th) birthday is between September 2, 2016 and December 2, 2016.

The school sites with TK classrooms are: Dingle, Gibson, Maxwell, Woodland Prairie, and Whitehead Elementary Schools. Parents must apply and submit their applications to the WJUSD Enrollment Services.

For more information, please call Enrollment Services at (530) 406-3240.