Register for FREE TK & Kindergarten Readiness Program!

Calling all incoming TK and Kindergarten students! Register for EMCSD's FREE TK & Kinder Readiness summer program and ensure your student is ready for the 2022-2023 school year! Participants will receive a free school uniform for next year! Click headline or Read Full Story for more info.

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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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Register for FREE TK & Kindergarten Readiness Program!

Calling all incoming TK and Kindergarten students! Register for EMCSD's FREE TK & Kinder Readiness summer program and ensure your student is ready for the 2022-2023 school year! Participants will receive a free school uniform for next year! Click headline or Read Full Story for more info.
Graphic for LCAP Feedback Form that reads: Educational Partner 2022-2023 LCAP Goals & Actions Feedback, Deadline to provide feedback: May 30, 2022. We value the input of all educational partners who form the El Monte City School District community and we welcome your feedback. The purpose of the feedback is to assist in the development of an LCAP that is representative of the entire EMCSD community. Click headline to access LCAP

Educational Partner 2022-2023 LCAP Goals/Actions Feedback

El Monte City School District (EMCSD) is excited to share and seek written feedback on the development of the 2nd year of a 3 year plan with all its educational partners; 2022-2023 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). We value the input of all educational partners who form the EMCSD community and we welcome your feedback. Click headline or Read Full Story to view LCAP and complete feedback form.