Choice Programs

The district has three choice programs:

  • Dual Immersion Program at Mistral Elementary
  • Independent Study Program
  • Parent Child Teacher (PACT) Program at Stevenson Elementary

MISTRAL ELEMENTARY/DUAL IMMERSION (DI)

Give your child the gift of a second language!  Families from across Mountain View enroll in this unique enrichment program at Mistral Elementary in which students learn to read, write, and speak in both English and Spanish.  In the Dual Immersion Program, native English-speaking students and native Spanish-speaking students are united in the same classroom, where they learn both languages.  Research about brain development shows that the most opportune time to learn a second language is before age 10.  In the DI Program, your child will:  attain fluency and literacy in Spanish and English; achieve State curriculum standards; enjoy a strong sense of community and highly involved parent support; be stimulated by academic challenge and the richness of a bilingual environment; be better prepared for the diversity of a multicultural world.

The program extends from kindergarten through 5th grade.  Students entering kindergarten are eligible to enroll.  Students entering 1st grade are eligible on a case-by-case basis. Bi-literate students may enroll in grades 2nd-5th.  School visit and language assessment is required for all candidates.  

Contact Mistral Elementary at (650) 526-3575 or www.mistral.mvwsd.org.

 

STEVENSON PACT/PARENT, CHILD, TEACHER  

Stevenson aims to engage all students and ensure they realize their full potential as independent thinkers, life-long learners and responsible citizens. Teachers and parents collaborate extensively to deliver a rigorous, hands-on education. Parents are requested to spend an average of two hours a week in their children's classrooms or volunteering in another capacity, yielding many instructional benefits such as small group hands-on math lessons, guided literacy circle discussions, and inquiry based science experiments. We seek to go beyond traditional academic topics by including integrated hands-on projects based on California Content Standards such as cooking and Arts Focus. We understand that learning happens beyond the walls of the classroom and make a concerted effort to plan experiences on regular field trips and in our outdoor classroom. If you are interested in playing an integral part in your child's educational experience and value a school that focuses on the whole child, enroll at Stevenson today!

Contact Stevenson Elementary School at (650) 903-6950 or www.stevenson.mvwsd.org.

 

ISP/INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM  

ISP is for those families committed to home schooling their children in order to provide instructional strategies that respond to individual student’s needs and learning styles. Through this program, families work in compliance with California State guidelines.  ISP provides curriculum, instructional guidance, special enrichment classes and field trips.  

Contact the ISP director at (650) 567-9757.


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