Shadow Hills Elementary School strives for excellence; values individuality; fosters a passion for learning; promotes the balanced development of mind, body and character; encourages service; and instills a respect for others. We promote higher-order thinking skills with an interdisciplinary approach by promoting bilingualism, biliteracy, problem-based learning, and connect to the real world that includes the use of technology and Science. We have a primary and intermediate science lab. In addition, we offer a Spanish-immersion program that promotes high academic achievement while supporting second-language development and cross-cultural understanding for all students enrolled. We have implemented the program in first through fourth grade and will add a grade each year. Academic subjects are taught to the students in English and Spanish using the 50/50 model. The program provides students with a rigorous learning experience in Spanish and English that is both culturally and linguistically responsive. Our Spanish-immersion students will become bilingual, biliterate and culturally competent learners who demonstrate high academic achievement in all areas. The students demonstrate global competencies to engage effectively with the wider world and cultures.
2017-18 Student Calendar Parent Survey: In an effort to broaden our outreach and receive feedback from our stakeholders, the Alpine Union School District is conducting a Parent and Community Survey in regard to planning the 2017-2018 AUSD Student Calendar. Please click below to take the short six question survey.
Upcoming Spanish Immersion Parent Information Meetings at Creekside Early Learning Center for 2017-18
Give your student the gift of a second language
Studies have shown that the younger a child is when exposed to a second language, the more easily a second language can be learned.
• Spanish opens the doors to many domestic and international career opportunities.
• Sophisticated professions such as those in medicine, international distribution, the oil and gas industry, power generation, luxury goods, aviation and other transportation technologies encompass extensive Spanish-speaking networks.
• Knowledge of the Spanish language is also an asset in the fields of literature, the fine arts, gastronomy, cinema, law and business. Scores of major international businesses and organizations, as well as American companies, regularly recruit candidates who speak Spanish.
• Students who learn Spanish perform better on standardized tests.