Information on ELL Program
Gifted /Highly Capable Program
West Valley serves gifted kids in grades 3-12. Anyone can nominate a student at any time for screening each spring. Once a student is identified as a gifted student for inclusion in the Program for Accelerated and Creative Education (PACE), the following programs are available:
Elementary and middle school students are clustered in a classroom (elementary) or core group (middle school) with a teacher who plans enriched curriculum for the PACE students. Each student has a learning plan that the teacher shares with the parents at the fall conference. A classroom model has been developed for 3-5 grade students who opt for the multi-age classroom. Students participate in project and group work and their experience is individually tailored.
Parents of PACE students meet at each school to develop a plan to serve the academic, emotional, and enrichment needs of the students, and to provide information and support for parents of gifted students.
At the high school level, students are clustered in Mentor class and may select from offerings in Honors and Advanced Placement classes. For more information regarding Highly Capable Programs, please contact the District Office at 924-2150.
SPICE (Student Parent Interactive Classroom Environment) is an instructional program that emphasizes parent, teacher, child, and community interaction as an integral part of the educational process. SPICE parents experience the excitement and reward of watching their child be successful in learning. They are truly involved in their child’s education, get to know the people with whom their child spends his/her day, and help direct the child’s education by being involved in the decision making process as part of a strong educational team. SPICE is open to all children between the ages of five and twelve (kindergarten through grade 6). For more information about the SPICE Program, please call Seth Woodard Elementary School at 921-2160.