K-6 Report Card Description of Programs

  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) – Serves students who have been identified through district criteria as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performance capacity in one or more of the following categories: Intellectual ability, specific academic ability, leadership, creativity or visual and performing arts.
  • Resource Specialists Program (RSP) – Serves students whose learning needs can be met in the regular program, with modification and support
  • Designated Special Services (DIS) – Includes related services such as speech and language, audio-logical services, physical or occupational therapy, vision services, etc. to help children benefit from their special education services.
  • Special Day Class (SDC) – Serves students primarily in a self-contained classroom with a small class of students. Class addresses all curriculum areas with modifications appropriate to the students’ needs.
  • Primary Language Support – Uses the student’s primary language to support comprehension of a lesson taught in English. 
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI) – Provides English Language Development and students receive Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) intended to increasingly move students towards full access to the core curricula and grade level standards.  In this program, nearly all classroom instruction is in English, but with a curriculum and presentation designed for children who are learning English as a second language.
  • Mainstream English Immersion- In this program, all classes are taught in English. This program is best suited for English Learners who already have “reasonable fluency” in English. Students receive ELD and differentiated instruction in the core content areas.
  • Dual Language Immersion – Uses two languages for literacy and content instruction for all students in the class; English and another target language.  The goal of dual immersion programs is for students to become fluent and literate in both languages
  • Transitional Bilingual Program - Provides students with some level of instruction in their primary language for a certain period of time—generally one to three years—before transition into English-only instructional programs.