Curriculum & Instruction K-6 Programs
Santa Rosa City Schools provides several programs for the students and parents of our elementary district.
After School Education and Safety Program (ASES)
- Boys and Girls Club of Central Sonoma County- After School Education and Safety Program provides academic and literacy support and safe, constructive alternatives for students at participating schools. Santa Rosa City Schools is proud to partner with Boys and Girls Club of Central Sonoma County as our ASES provider. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Central Sonoma County please visit http://www.bgccsc.org/ (this is an external link).
For more information about ASES, please visit The California Department of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ba/as/ (this is an external link).
After School Opportunities- Various Santa Rosa City Schools offer varying after school opportunities and activities for students in addition to ASES. Please visit or contact each school for more information. http://www.srcs.k12.ca.us/Schools/Pages/default.aspx
Health and Wellness Education
- iDo26.2- Human Race School Walk/Run program gives student the opportunity to complete a marathon throughout the school year culminating in participation and recognition at the Human Race. Students walk, jog, or run on a school grounds course at their own pace during the school day, afterschool, or while walking or running with family members. Students who finish 25 miles will receive a unique iDo26.2 t-shirt to wear at the Human Race on May 10th, 2014, where they will walk the last 1.2 miles to finish the marathon distance. iDo26.2 is designed to create a positive exercise experience that will lead kids and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle. For more information and a comprehensive list of participating schools please visit http://www.iwalksonoma.org/ido26.2 (this is an external link).
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Healthy Schools Program- Through the generosity of two Kaiser Permanente grants Santa Rosa Elementary Schools is participating in the Healthy Schools Program through Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Each elementary school has a Launching Wellness Champion (LWC) and is developing a site based action plan for developing a healthier school. This program is in its infancy stages for the 2013-14 school year and we anticipate further support in years to come. For more information please review the Alliance for a Healthier Generation at https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ (this is an external link).
English Learner Programs
- Project GLAD- Project GLAD is a United States Department of Education, OBEMLA, Project of Academic Excellence; a California Department of Education Exemplary Program, a model reform program for the Comprehensive School Reform Design, and training model for five Achieving Schools Award Winners. It was the recommended K-8 project by the California State Superintendent of Schools for teachers of English learners. It is also highlighted as a California Department of Education "Best Practices" program for Title III professional development funding.
Project GLAD training results in teachers' renewed commitment to high expectations and high standards for all students. The results for students have shown continued gains in academic achievement, as well as renewed involvement in a classroom that is, not only student-centered, but fosters a sense of identity and voice.
Project Glad is one component of Santa Rosa City Schools' commitment to a high quality education.
- ELAC- English Learners Advisory Committee school level for parents of English Language Learners
- DELAC- District English Learners Advisory Committee district level for parents of English Language Learners
Visual and Performing Arts
- Music- Santa Rosa City Schools offers a unique music program in addition to other various initiatives to support our students in becoming College and Career Ready. Music education supports the Common Core State Standards.
Recent studies show that students who participate in the arts out-perform their non-arts peers on the Student Achievement Test (SAT), an assessment required when applying to a university. In addition, participation in music education increases children’s creativity, self-discipline, critical thinking, and self-esteem. New research indicates that music may be the nutrient that can enhance the development of abstract thinking skills. The study of music and the other arts also provides students with a sense of their cultural heritage.
Santa Rosa City Schools Elementary Music Program has presented a city-wide festival for more than thirty years that showcases the dedication of our teachers, students, parents, and staff. March was officially designated as Music In Our Schools Month. We are very proud of our Music program and are thankful for all our supporters in maintaining music education in our schools.
Education Partners and Volunteers
- United Way- Through Schools of Hope, United Way has been a continuous integral piece of Snata Rosa City Schools' educational programs. Schools of Hope is an Early Grade Reading Initiative that helps children build the critical reading skills needed to succeed in school and life. For more inforamtion, please visit http://www.unitedwaywinecountry.org/our-work/education/schools-of-hope/ (this is an external link).
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP Sonoma)- The purpose of Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is to partner with low income families and individuals to help them achieve economic and social stability, to build community, and to advocate for social and economic justice.
The Vision of Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is that families shall achieve economic and social stability; live in community, in a world with social and economic justice.
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Additional information can be found on this external link http://www.capsonoma.org/district/