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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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Graphic for El Monte City School District's Virtual Summer Academy. To read details on the program, click headline.

Summer Virtual Academy Registration is NOW OPEN

Calling all prospective 2022 Virtual Summer Academy attendees! Our Class Selection Form is NOW OPEN and ready for you to enroll your EMCSD student in our enrichment-based virtual summer programming. Click headline to learn more, see full class list, and register!
EMCSD  Students Reading Books at LeGore Library during Summer Library Hours

EMCSD Libraries open to ALL EMCSD Students During Summer School

This summer, all 14 EMCSD schools are opening their libraries so students can access books and participate in fun craft activities. For more information, including hours libraries are open, click headline. Your child does NOT to be enrolled in Summer School to go to the library.
It is officially Summer, but that doesn't mean the learning stops! Click headline to access our Summer Fun Activity Website that contains content for all grade levels so your student can keep learning all summer long!

EMCSD Summer Fun Activity Website

It is officially Summer, but that doesn't mean the learning stops! Click headline to access our Summer Fun Activity Website that contains content for all grade levels so your student can keep learning all summer long!