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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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Upcoming Events

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Meal Distribution Schedule Change for Week of 1/18

The District and all its operations will be closed on Monday, January 18th in recognition of the Martin Luther King Holiday. This includes our meal distribution service. Please click headline for more details.
Internet Safety Workshop

Free Internet Safety Workshops

The Jeff Seymour Family Center will be hosting a virtual 2-part series that will focus on internet safety. The workshops will discuss the dangers of the internet and steps you can take to make technology safer for kids. The workshop dates are January 12th and 19th at 5pm. Click headlines for more details including free registration.
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Talking to Your Students About Violence

The violence in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, January 6th was watched by many through various news and media outlets. Your children may have questions or concerns. Remember that we are here to support you. Please contact your School Community Liaison or the Jeff Seymour Family Center if you need tips on communicating with your children, emergency needs, counseling, and health needs. You may call (626) 442-1354 for assistance.
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Special Education Parent Webinar & Meeting hosted by WSGV SELPA

The West San Gabriel Valley SELPA is hosting two meetings: Unique Learning System (ULS) Training Webinar - January 9, 2021 (9am - 10am) Community Advisory Committee Meeting - January 11, 2021 (6pm). The webinar is designed to offer parents ULS training to support parents and families. The meeting will feature a mini-training to help parents prepare for IEPs. Click headline for more details including meetings registration and links.