Like a well-oiled machine, it takes many moving parts to make a school district effective and successful. A vital component of the Roseville City School District machine are our programs and distinctions. These factors elevate the education and curriculum we offer at our 19 RCSD schools by providing the tools that serve the whole child.
Vencil Brown Elementary School recently became an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) certified school, a program that develops a college-going culture for even our youngest students. Our elementary AVID students learn structured note-taking techniques, how to ask high-level questions, and will develop study skills, organization, and communication that will continue to serve them now and in middle school, high school and beyond. Congratulations to the Brown Elementary team on this accomplishment!
Sargeant Elementary School recently celebrated their International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization, becoming the first elementary school in the District to offer the IB program. The team at Sargeant has worked for four years to develop and authorize their IB program, spending the last three years intensively training their staff on the foundational beliefs of IB and the components of a transdisciplinary unit. With IB, students receive inquiry-based learning to drive their intellectual curiosity and understanding while being exposed to worldwide perspectives. Starting in TK, students will receive weekly Spanish instruction from a fully credentialed, bilingual teacher. As Sargeant students transition to Warren T. Eich Middle School and Oakmont High School, students benefit from a consistent educational pathway from TK – 12th grade. Congratulations to the team at Sargeant for becoming an IB World School!
I am also extremely proud of Crestmont Elementary School and Cooley Middle School for their recent California Distinguished School awards. This recognition is given to a select few schools that demonstrate a closing of the achievement gap and exceptional student performance. While I know how diligently the staff at these schools worked to support their students to receive this award, the real honor goes to our #RCSDChampions – the students. Day in and day out, our youngest community members arrive at school to an environment ready to support their learning. Like that well-oiled machine I mentioned earlier, it requires a team of educators and professionals who are eager and ready with energy that drives academic achievement, growth, and progress. We are all so proud of each and every one of these RCSD team members at Brown, Crestmont, Cooley, and Sargeant, and also the 11,400+ students throughout the District. Congratulations to our #RCSDChampions! You rock!