CPAP Board Meeting Schedule for the 2013/2014 School Year
What Is the Vista Grande Continuous Progress Program?
The Vista Grande Continuous Progress Program, which began in 1984, is based on a philosophy that encourages teachers to challenge students, with the support of aides and parents, to work to the best of their ability as they move through the elementary school program. Its goal is to build within students a sense of responsibility, self-discipline, confidence and pride in their accomplishments in a nurturing environment – in short, to progress to the best of their potential.
The Continuous Progress Program offers several features that distinguish it from the traditional program, including Spanish instruction, increased one-on-one time with teachers and paraprofessional aides,additional class time for first and second grades, and a consistent classmate environment from year to year. The collective cooperation of home and school ensures the best possible learning environment for students. Academic instruction is based on the traditional district curriculum and augmented with the following elements:
- Grade 1 has a longer school day than the traditional program.
- Classes have a lower child to adult ratio, achieved through paid aides and parent volunteers. All grades have classroom aides for 19.5 hours per week, plus additional time with a specialized reading aide.
- All students receive the enrichment of Spanish instruction, beginning with kindergarten.
- The program relies on active parent participation in and out of the classroom, as well as frequent communication between parents and teachers.
- An annual donation from parents pays for classroom para-educators, Spanish instructor, supplies and other essentials deemed necessary by the classroom teacher and/or Continuous Progress Program Board. The parent donation, determined annually by the board, is necessary for the operation and continuation of the program.
- Students stay together in the same class from grade to grade, facilitating consistency and a deep level of camaraderie in their social and learning environment.
Who Is Eligible?
The Continuous Progress Program is open to all students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Acceptance is determined on a space available basis with priority given to siblings. If necessary, to prevent diversions, priority may be given to Vista Grande resident students.
How Do I Apply for the Program?
After you have completed the entire kindergarten registration process at your resident school, you can get further information and pick up an application at the Vista Grande school office or on this website to the left. All paperwork should be returned to the Vista Grande office. Applications will be chosen by lottery according to the kindergarten admission policy for the program. In addition, applications may be submitted anytime for grades 1 through 5.
Who Do I Contact?
Vista Grande Elementary School
667 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526