Academics

At Cabrillo Elementary, we empower our cubs with a strong foundation for life-long learning.

We do this through an engaging and innovative curriculum, taught by teachers who pride themselves on continuous improvement of their craft. Across all subjects, our teachers are attentive to individual students' academic and social emotional strengths, needs, and choices.


 

Writer's Workshop

Through our signature Writer's Workshop program, our students become authors.

Our teachers guide students through different writing lessons, then students independently write. After drafting their writing, they partner and share out stories, and continue to refine them over the course of the lesson until they are ready for a class-wide celebration of writing.

During the celebration, our writers have the chance to share their finished book with the class, growing their self-confidence in a supportive environment.

Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math

Students write out a math problem on the board in class.

CGI math is a way for our staff to differentiate their instruction to best meet their student's needs. This allows teachers to provide challenging tasks to students who are ready. In addition, it also allows teachers to provide support to students through questioning strategies. CGI is based on 30 years of research and has proved to create critical thinkers!

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English Language Arts

Students write out a math problem on the board in class.

Our English Language Arts curriculum allows our teachers to differentiate instruction to meet all students' needs.

Teachers use our leveled readers to challenge and support our students. This provides instruction right at the student's level. In addition, our curriculum offers research and inquiry projects. These projects allow students to explore a certain Social Studies or Science topic they read about in Wonders.

Students are identifying reliable online and book sources. Based on their research they created a project such as a diorama or online travel brochure and write an informational essay. Students and teachers are really enjoying and growing from this work!

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Academic Supports

Reading Intervention

Juan Cabrillo offers a reading intervention program for students who need more support in the area of reading. Students receive a research-based curriculum at their level either in individual sessions or in a small group. In addition, students are tested at the end of each trimester and either continues in the program or is dismissed based on their progress.

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English Language Development

Juan Cabrillo Elementary is also proud to offer ELD classes to students who need further support with language. These classes are taught by credentialed teachers who provide both push-in services and teach their own classes before and after school. Our ELD team uses the English Language Art curriculum Wonders and plans with the classroom teacher to ensure they are teaching the same material. In addition, the students get to create fun research and inquiry projects and learn about different cultures. It is a wonderful programs and students love coming to class!