Speech and Debate – We know that our students can be creative thinkers, developing brilliant ideas.  They each need the voice to effectively communicate and defend those ideas.  All students will complete a speech and debate program, aligned to California English Language Development Standards and Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Extended Instruction in Literacy and Math – In grades 6-8, students will receive 100 minutes of literacy and math instruction every day.  Fifty minutes will be dedicated to our rigorous, grade level content and fifty minutes to individually coaching students who may need extra support and propelling students ready to tackle advanced material. 

Blended Instruction with Technology – Our math and English classrooms will employ a blended learning model where students rotate from computer-based individualized learning programs to small group targeted instruction with specialized attention from teachers.