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At Columbia School, we are very proud of our educational programs, students, parents and staff. Our dedicated staff, parents and students understand the importance of academic achievement for personal development. 
Columbia staff work collaboratively as Professional Learning Communities in the interest of creating optimal and substantive learning opportunities for all students. The school community (i.e., administrators, teachers and support personnel) is committed to providing high-quality, standards-aligned instruction. We aim to prepare well-rounded students for the rigors of high school, civic participation, personal growth and ethical development. In order to fulfill this endeavor, we provide myriad academic and extracurricular programs for our students to meet their diverse needs. Specialized intervention classes provide students support in math and language arts. Elective courses enrich students’ curriculum with instruction in coding, speech and debate, choir, band, art, drama and guitar. Students are afforded opportunities to improve their college knowledge through acceptance into the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.
Administrators Jaime Ortega and Rosemary Garcidueñas believe that continued professional development is integral to a school’s evolution. Professionally, they actively pursue professional-growth opportunities through coursework, workshops and conferences and by collaborating with district support staff to develop their own leadership skills. Our focus is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential and continue being lifelong learners.

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Want to know how to support your student during a pandemic? Join El Monte City School District social workers, Paola Ruiz-Beas and John Caballero in virtual parent workshops aimed and helping you support your child. Sessions are Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20 at 9:00am and 5:30pm. (English and Spanish sessions available). Clink link to access.

Parent Workshop: January 19 and January 20

Want to know how to support your student during a pandemic? Join El Monte City School District social workers, Paola Ruiz-Beas and John Caballero in virtual parent workshops aimed and helping you support your child. Sessions are Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20 at 9:00am and 5:30pm. (English and Spanish sessions available). Clink link to access.
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Check out the January 2022 Edition of the EMCSD Bulletin!

Click 'Read Full Story" to see the latest update from Dr. Garcia along with how your kids can get free dental at the Jeff Seymour Family Center! We also have information on sign ups for T-Ball and Hip Hop Dance classes along with new COVID-19 resources.
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Counseling Corner - January 2022

With the new year comes a new edition of Counseling Corner, EMCSD's most popular self-care newsletter! This month we focus on digital citizenship and how students can be the best versions of themselves online and practice safe internet and social media usage. There are also tips for families on how they can help their children navigate a growing digital world. Click headline to access!