The district has three choice programs:
- Dual Immersion Program at Mistral Elementary
- Independent Study Program
- Parent Child Teacher (PACT) Program at Stevenson Elementary
Mistral is a linguistically and culturally vibrant elementary school, where students and parents of diverse backgrounds are accepted and valued. Our Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program draws students from throughout Mountain View. We strive for academic excellence, and work diligently to maintain a warm, family centered environment of mutual support.
The Dual Immersion Program at Mistral brings Spanish and English speaking students and families together, creating a bilingual and bicultural educational experience.
The goals of the Dual Immersion program are for students to:
- Develop fluency and literacy in two languages: Spanish and English
- Meet or exceed state and district guidelines in all academic subjects
- Develop high self-esteem and confidence
- Cultivate an understanding and appreciation of other cultures, preparing them for a multicultural world
The Spanish-English Dual Immersion staff, students and families value language learning and diverse cultures. All office staff and Dual Immersion teachers are bilingual. We encourage you to visit our classrooms and see the progression of our children as they develop their capacity to think, discuss, explain, and problem solve in two languages. The program extends from kindergarten through 5th grade. Students entering kindergarten or 1st grade are eligible to enroll. Contact Mistral Elementary at 526-3575 or mistral.mvwsd.org.
Mountain View Whisman Homeschool Program: MVWSD offers a homeschool program to families of children in kindergarten through 8th grade. In this program parents and children work with a credentialed teacher, Shauna Reisewitz, to provide the best instructional strategies to meet their child’s particular learning needs. A CA State Standards based curriculum is provided, as well as support through bimonthly individualized student-parent-teacher meetings. A small homeschool community develops around an onsite science class, a community based art class, bimonthly field trips, and other opportunities for socialization and learning.
Shauna Reisewitz has over twenty years of experience in public, private, traditional and nontraditional schools. Shauna celebrates the vast array of learning opportunities available to young people in their daily lives, and loves supporting homeschool families. She has an MS in Ocean Sciences from the UCSC, and has traveled extensively in the South Pacific, Africa, Central America, and served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu. She is the mother of two home-schooled children, and hopes that the children in her program maintain delight and joy in learning throughout their childhoods.
Parent, Child, Teacher (PACT) Program: Our mission at Stevenson Elementary is to, "Cultivate a life-long love of learning by educating the whole child in a collaborative community. This means we take hands-on education and parent participation seriously. In combination with whole class direct instruction, we use our parents to facilitate small group rotations where students have the opportunity to pursue work independently, engage with technology, and receive the support they need to learn the Common Core State Standards. Our school is also taking on Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a core teaching methodology. Through PBL students investigate meaningful questions, collaborate with peers and adults, create original content, revise their work, and present their learning to an authentic audience.