San Juan Elementary School is a Title 1 schoolwide program and this plan serves as our schoolwide plan. Our school is located
directly across from the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano and reflects California’s diversity, as well as, its vibrant future. One of
California’s 140 original restructured schools, San Juan Elementary continues to develop a model instructional program for
approximately 800 Kindergarten through fifth grade students. Our instruction highlights second language acquisition, literacy,
STEAM instruction and integrated technology with individual Chromebooks for each student in grades 3-5. Students are able to
participate in two hands-on school gardens where, in addition to learning natural science standards, they become aware of actions
they can take to help improve our earth. Besides the district-adopted math curriculum, ST Math from the MIND Institute is
implemented across all grade levels. Music education is a priority and students can take advantage of our celebrated Disney
Musicals for Kids Performing Arts Program.
Our Two-Way Language Immersion Program is a unique educational model where children learn to think, read, write and
communicate naturally in two languages: English and Spanish. Native Spanish- and native English-speaking students study together
beginning in Kindergarten in this intensive K-12 program, to be biliterate in both languages.
Our staff recognizes the importance of working collaboratively and providing an atmosphere where high academic and behavioral
standards are encouraged. The on-site Center for Student Success, in collaboration with community resources, provides many
services to our students and their families, including an on-campus parent information center for counseling, health, academic
interventions, and student enrichment opportunities. San Juan also hosts an on-campus, state-funded preschool program, fee-based
preschool dual immersion classes, the Learning Link program, as well as, an accredited YMCA day care and program center, and a
grant-funded after school program.
Students at San Juan Elementary School are held accountable for their own learning and are given support, as necessary, during the
regular school day and in before and after-school language, reading, and math classes. The Character Counts! Program is the basis
for student behavior and students are recognized for demonstrating scholarly attributes and anti-bullying lessons are presented to
all grades throughout the year. Students who excel academically are recognized each trimester in school-wide assemblies. At San
Juan School, students are preparing to be the leaders of the future!