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Continuous Progress Alternative Program (CPAP)

Interested in joining CPAP?  Apply today!

CPAP board meeting Schedule


Teacher Report

August 27


September 17

 1st – Ashley Jenkins

October 15

 4th – Heidi Bownas

November 12

  2nd – Jessica Montevago

December 10

5th – Leslie Collins

January 21

 K – Gina Flores

February 11

3rd – Cindy Hildebrand

March 17

Spanish- Amy Ertekin

April 14


May 12


*8:45 in RM 207

Faculty / Staff Representative
CPAP Teachers
Contact Heidi Bownas  Heidi Bownas Teacher - 4th Grade - Alternative
Contact Leslie Collins  Leslie Collins Teacher - 5th Grade - Alternative
Contact Amy Ertekin  Amy Ertekin Teacher- Spanish- 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


Continuous Progress Alternative Program
Parent Information Night - 2019-2020 School Year


CPAP Welcome Reception- Aug. 27, 2019

6:00pm in the Library


Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Vista Grande Elementary School, Multipurpose Room
667 Diablo Road, Danville, CA


What is Vista Grande’s Continuous Progress Alternative Program (CPAP)?

CPAP is not an after school program or a special education program, but rather it is a unique elementary education program.  CPAP was created over 30 years ago as an alternative program to the traditional K-5 program on the Vista Grande campus.  CPAP was created with the goal of creating an educational environment that encouraged students to progress to the best of their potential.  To achieve that goal, we augment our classrooms with the following enhancements:


  • Lower student to adult ratio, achieved through trained classroom para-professionals (assistants to the teacher).
  • Approximately 24.5 hours per week of para-professional support, including 5 hours per week targeted specifically for reading in grades K-2, and math in grades 3-5*
  • 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.
  • Spanish language enrichment instruction for grades K-5 (60 minutes per week)
  • 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.  Classes are gender balanced when possible.
  • Additional classroom resources

*Math aide time is subject to change

One class in each grade K-5 on the Vista Grande campus participates in CPAP.  Our classes follow the same SRVUSD curriculum as all of the other classes on campus.  The CPAP program is open to all students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.


Para-professional support, Spanish instruction, and classroom resource targets are based on our ability to fundraise $1,125 per student to meet our annual operating budget. The fundraising goal is determined yearly by the Advisory Board upon approval of the operating budget for the following school year and is subject to change.  Should our fundraising efforts not be sufficient to provide these enhancements, adjustments to the program will be made.


How do I get my child into this program?


Complete an application.

Applications are available on the Vista Grande school website, (click “Continuous Progress Alternative Program” under the “Organizations” menu). Applications must be completed and submitted to the Vista Grande Office by March 15, 2019.


Attend Program Information Night February 26, 2019 at 7:00pm

To ensure a complete understanding of the program and its expectations, parents of incoming Kindergarten students are REQUIRED TO ATTEND the Program Information Night at Vista Grande. If for any reason you cannot attend the Program Information Night, you must contact the CPAP Chairperson at before February 26, 2019.


Lottery Process - Kindergarten

Kindergarten applications are chosen by lottery in March 2019, according to the Kindergarten Admission Policy for the program. 


Grades 1-5

Students in grades 1-5 may file an application any time during the school year.  Admission is based upon space available in the grade level class.  Due to an increase in class size in 4th and 5th grades, we anticipate openings in the 4th and 5th grade CPAP classes. Sibling Priority Policy is applicable to all incoming siblings of 4th and 5th graders.

CPAP Board Members

  Katie Berger
Vice Chair
  Erin Moayedi
  Summer Youdall
  Lara Forbes
Kim Powell
  Amanda Butland
  Amanda Butland
  Annelise Bjaanes
Community Service
  Lauren Fusco
  Esra Essayem

               Sonia Moen



Classroom Representatives


  Kim Powell

1st Grade

 Kana Germann

2nd Grade

 Kim Powell

3rd Grade

 Laura Beaver

4th Grade

  Noreen Dalmada

5th Grade

  Chris Xi