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School Profile

Villacorta Vikings take part in a wide variety of activities that provide a well-rounded education. Included are:

·       Student Council

·       Computer Lab

·       Violence and drug abuse prevention programs

·       Gifted and Talented Education

·       Accelerated Reader

·       Reading Buddies

·       Students in grades TK -3rd benefit from smaller class sizes

·       Band and String Instruments for grades 4th -6th

·       After school sports league for grades 4th -6th


We believe in recognizing student achievement. Students earn awards and certificates for:

·       Student of the Month

·       Viking of the Month

·       Accelerated Reader

·       Attendance – monthly, trimester, and annual

·       Academic achievement – Principal's Honor Roll; Honor Roll

·       CST/STAR/CELDT improvement medals

·       Community of Caring Certificates

 

Villacorta teachers participate in ongoing staff development so they are well prepared to meet students’ needs. Recent school-wide focus areas include:

·       Common Core State Standards

·       Balanced Literacy (TK-3rd )

·       Growth Mindset

·       RUSD Framework for Efficacious Instruction-The 5 Essential Elements

·       Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2)

·       Cultural Proficiency

·       Analyzing data using Data-Driven Dialogue Process

·       Learning Objectives

·       ELD Instructional Practices

·       Campus Safety and Security

 

Special Features and Programs

·       Wonder of Reading Library / New Reading Garden

·       Reading is Fundamental, supplies our PreK- 3rd grade and Special Ed students with new books three times per year to encourage the love of reading and the building up of each child's personal library at home.

·       Technology focus for classrooms includes LCD projectors, internet access, and internet technology such as United Streaming, a web-based platform for instructional media

·       Regular communication with parents in English and Spanish using Parent Link,  a web-based automated calling system

·       Partnership with Los Angeles District Attorney’s ACT Program (Abolish Chronic Truancy) to improve daily student attendance 

·       Individual and group counseling services  (partnership with Family Resource Center)

·       SHIPPS- Intervention program for K-3rd  grade students who are at risk for social/school adjustment

·       Student Study Team

·       SOAR Reading Lab


Opportunities for Parental Involvement

·       Parent Teacher Association-PTA

·       School Site Council

·       English Language Advisory Council (ELAC)

·       District English Language Advisory Council (DELAC)

·       Morning Break Club

·       Parent Involvement Academy

·       Welcome Back Family Barbeque

·       Back to School Night

·       Open House

·       Family Learning Nights

·       Reading Is Fundamental-RIF (trimester)

·       Read Across America

·       PTA Founder's Day and Book Fairs

·       Volunteer Tea

 

Partnerships

We strive to make connections with businesses and agencies to provide more resources for our students and community. These include:

·       Aldabella Scarpa Shoes

·       Family Resource Center

·       First Five

·       Options Enrichment Program and Surround Care

·       Reading is Fundamental

·       The Wonder of Reading

·       Costco

·       Sam’s Club

·       Target (Take Charge of Education)

·       Hometown Buffet

·       West Covina Sunshine Rotary

·       Lifetouch School Portraits

·       Los Angeles County Fire Station #118, Industry

·       Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (STAR Program)

·       Los Angeles District Attorney ACT (Abolish Chronic Truancy)