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Innovative Academic Programs / Elementary

Innovative Academic Programs / Elementary
  • Sixth-Grade Algebra - This program, which earned a Golden Bell Award, readies students for advanced math in intermediate and high school. Algebra is a graduation requirement. Students who take algebra early have the flexibility in their schedule to take more Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses when in high school.

  • Extended Day Kindergarten - Extended Day Kindergarten allows more time for instruction in the core subjects, including reading, math, technology and the arts.

  • Technology - Access to technology is woven into the curriculum, and most classrooms have computer stations, as well as other technology that supports classroom learning. Structured computer lab time ensures students are well versed and practiced in using today's technology for homework, classroom projects and research.

  • GATE - The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program is available at all campuses. GATE students take part in a wide array of enrichment opportunities including the summer GATE institutes.
    To visit the GATE home page, go to http://gate.rowland.k12.ca.us.
  • M.I.N.D. Institute - A research-based K-4 math literacy program that integrates music (electronic key board instruction) and math video games to teach complex, abstract math concepts.