Program Overview

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The Benefits of a LEAD Education

Through partnerships with Universities, San Mateo County Office of Education,  CuriOdyssey and local Corporations, Lead teachers will explore, create and incorporate best teaching practices with a focus on literacy  imbedded in all subject areas. Lead instructors will have access to researchers, professors and experts in their fields. And the school will serve as the home base for District Early Literacy Training.

Students will benefit from increased and expanded instructional strategies for teaching reading and writing as well as increased use of technology with the Common Core  Standards curriculum.

Students will also benefit from tablet and chrome book-based learning opportunities enabling them  to learn at their own pace and  level – techniques proven to be especially helpful for English Language Learners.

Pioneering Change

The curriculum  and  instructional practices at Lead are aligned with Common Core  State  Standards, recommendations for quality schools  and  with the District’s Standards of Excellence, educating all students to achieve their potential through a rigorous program that builds  a solid academic foundation and  challenges students to think critically and communicate effectively.

Lead’s balanced literacy program of listening, speaking, reading, and writing is based on best practices of Early Literacy, Guided Reading, and the Readers’  and Writers’ Workshop model. Mathematics and  science instruction are activity and  communication-based and  promote investigation and higher  level thinking skills.

The Structured English Immersion Program promotes English language development of English Language Learners.  Lead boasts a dedicated, well-trained staff with a wealth  of knowledge in Language Arts, Technology, English Language Development, and  Differentiated instruction. Along with their dedication to academic excellence, the  Lead community believes in the development of active, well-rounded, socially responsible citizens who positively impact  today and the future.