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Continuous Progress Alternative Program (CPAP)

CPAP Board Meeting Dates

All families are invited and encouraged to attend the Board Meetings.

Times and Locations: TBD

September 16

October 21

November 18

December 16

January 20

February 17

March 24

April 21

May 19

Faculty / Staff Representative
CPAP Teachers
Contact Heidi Bownas  Heidi Bownas Teacher - 4th Grade - Alternative
Contact Leslie Collins  Leslie Collins Teacher - 5th Grade - Alternative
Contact Gina Flores  Gina Flores Teacher - Kindergarten - Alternative
Contact Cindy Hildebrand  Cindy Hildebrand Teacher - 3rd Grade - Alternative
Contact Ashley Jenkins  Ashley Jenkins Teacher - 1st Grade- Alternative
Contact Jessica Montevago  Jessica Montevago Teacher - 2nd Grade - Alternative

                            CPAP Logo

CPAP 21/22 Welcome Reception and

New Family Orientation

August 26: TIME TBD

CPAP Parent Orientation

Slide Deck

Was held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 7-8pm

What is the Continuous Progress Alternative Program (CPAP)?

CPAP is a San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) elementary alternative program.  Our program is open to all elementary students in SRVUSD.  We are located at Vista Grande Elementary because we were founded by Vista Grande parents in partnership with SRVUSD over 30 years ago.  The term "continuous progress" in our program name refers to our program belief that student progress should be continuous with curriculum and instruction tailored to meet individual student needs.  Our approach is to challenge students individually to work to their highest ability.  We seek to build within each student a sense of responsibility, self-discipline, confidence, and pride in accomplishment in a nurturing environment.

CPAP classes use SRVUSD initiatives, curriculum and instruction combined with the following enhancements:

  • Lower student to adult ratio, achieved through trained classroom paraeducators (teacher assistants ).  For approximately 5 hours/day, the student to adult ratio is lowered from 24:1 to 12:1 in grades K-3 and from 30:1 to 15:1 in grades 4-5.*  
    • Approximately 24.5 hours/week of paraeducator support, including 5 hours/week of targeted reading support for grades K-2 and math support for grades 3-5.
  • Spanish language enrichment instruction for grades K-5 (30 minutes of instruction, twice a week for grades K-3 and 1 hour of instruction, once per week for grades 4-5).
  • Additional classroom resources and staff collaboration time (one half-day for CPAP teachers to collaborate with one another and one half-day for CPAP teachers to collaborate with their paraeducators).
  • Consistent class groupings.  Students remain together as they transition from grade to grade, facilitating consistency and a deep level of camaraderie in their social and learning environment.  One class in each grade K-5 on the Vista Grande campus participates in CPAP.
  • Innovation.  CPAP offers innovation grants for teachers to innovate both inside the classroom and/or outside the classroom with their CPAP or grade level peers.
  • A strong partnership between home and school.  Parents are provided regular opportunities to volunteer both inside and outside the classroom.  An Advisory Board comprised of both parents and staff, guides CPAP.

* Classroom paraeducator support, Spanish instruction, and classroom resource targets are based on our ability to fundraise $1,150 per student to meet our annual operating budget.  Should our fundraising efforts not be sufficient to provide these enhancements, adjustments to the program will be made.  Fundraising goal is determined yearly by the Advisory Board upon approval of the operating budget for the following school year.


How do I get my child into this program?


     1.  Complete an Application.  Click HERE to access an application!

  • Applications for the Kindergarten Lottery must be submitted to the Vista Grande Office by Friday March 13, 2020 to qualify for the kindergarten lottery. 
  • Applications for grades 1-5 are accepted at any time.  We anticipate openings in grades 4 and 5 due to SRVUSD's class size increase at these grade levels.  Our sibling priority policy is applicable to all siblings of 4th and 5th graders.  
  • Please refer to the application for our admission policies.

     2.  Attend a Mandatory Parent Orientation.

  • Parents applying for Kindergarten are required to attend the CPAP Information Night on Thursday, February 25, 2020 at 7pm on ZOOM, see link to register above.
  • Parents applying for grades 1-5 may attend the CPAP Information Night on Thursday, February 25, 2020 or New Family Orientation, date to be determined in August.
  • If you are unable to attend a mandatory orientation, please contact prior to the date of the orientation.

     3.  Kindergarten Lottery 

  • Date to be determined
  • Kindergarten Admission Policy (see New Student Application for details). 

CPAP 21/22 Board Members

  • Chair: Erin Moayedi

  • Vice Chair: Sophia de Bruyn

  • Co-Treasurers: Erin Tulley and OPEN

  • Secretary: Sara Cohn

  • Membership: Amanda Butland

  • Fundraising Chair: Jen Verriere

  • Community Service: Lauren Fusco

  • Outreach: Annelise Bjannes

  • Communications Chairs: Katie Berger and Lara Forbes

Classroom Reps 21/22