LEARN ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

LEARN ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Transitional Kindergarten:  

Due to the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010, we have now a Transitional Kindergarten grade. 

For the 2015-2016 school year, students must be 5 years old by  September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten.

 

Children who were born between  September 2 and Dec. 2, 2010, will be enrolled in our Transitional Kindergarten Program.    

 

For more information about TK you may check the following links: 

 

Califronia Dept. of Education  and TK California

Structured English Immersion Program  (Transitional Kindergarten - Sixth Grade):

    • Students receive all instruction in English.

     

      Early Exit Bilingual Spanish Program – (Transitional Kindergarten  - Third Grade):

      • This program is currently designed to help children whose home language is Spanish acquire the English skills required to later succeed in an English-only mainstream classroom. 

       

      • Instruction is provided in both Spanish and English. Spanish instruction is phased out in 3rd grade and students are transitioned into English only. Parental request (waiver) is required. 

       

      • Admittance to the program begins in Kindergarten unless transferring from another Bilingual  program. 

       

      • It is our belief that biliteracy skills will enhance the economic and social opportunities of our students.

       

      For more information on Bilingual Education:  California Association for Bilingual Education  and Bilingual Network (Cal State Northdrige)

       

       

      Regardless of the Program of Instruction, Furgeson Elementary offers all our students:

       

      * Technology Integration 

       

      * Standards-Based Curriculum 

       

      Timely in-class interventions 

       

      *  District & Site Benchmarks aligned to Standards  

       

      *  Free Access to Math Facts in a Flash (web based math facts program)

       

      *  Free Access to Accelerated Reader  (web based reading comprehension program)  

       

      * Imagine Learning  (web based Vocabulary and Reading program for Eng. Learners)

         

       

      * Reading Plus (web based reading comprehension program)

       

      * Keyboarding Without Tears  (K-2) (web based, developmentally appropriate, typing program)

       

       

      GO PATRIOTS AND LEARN!