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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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December Stronger Together Parent Newsletter 2022

December "Stronger Together" Parent Newsletter 2022

Click headline to access our latest "Stronger Together" Parent Newsletter for December! Our Child Welfare team has put together resources to help you support your child with "Proactive Parenting" and much more!
Norwood School Greening Project flyer

Norwood School Greening Project Community Workshop

Your opinion matters! Join planners at Norwood Elementary to learn more about the Norwood Greening project and to discuss improvements and amenities that you would like to see implemented! Saturday, November 19 from 1PM-3PM
Rio Hondo astronomy night

Rio Hondo brings back Astronomy Night

Rio Hondo dazzles families with the return of their cosmic carnival, Astronomy Night! With presentations from NASA, view of the moon and saturn, and family-fun activities, three was no shortage of galactic adventures.