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Registration to participate in a magnet program begins on December 3, 2019. Completed applications must be received by the Enrollment & Placement Services office (781 A West 2nd St., San Bernardino) no later than 4 p.m. on January 17, 2020. Any applications received after the deadline will automatically be placed on a waiting list for the requested program Late applications will not be accepted once the 2020-2021 school year has begun. The application is located inside this brochure. If interested in more than one program, a separate application must be submitted for each program. Additional brochures may be obtained at any elementary school or the Enrollment & Placement Services office.


Applications must be submitted in person, online, scan QR code, or by mail to the Enrollment & Placement Services office at 781 A West 2nd Street. Do not submit applications at the school site.


Transportation is generally available from most areas of the city to magnet program schools. Parents are welcome to use this service or to transport their child themselves


All eligible applicants will be selected for program participation using a random, unbiased drawing to determine ranking for placement. The drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Welcoming Resource Center, 781 A West 2nd St., on February 3, 2020. Students will be placed in programs based upon space availability in the requested grade levels. A waiting list of qualified students will be established and vacancies will be filled from this list as space becomes available. Waiting lists are maintained only for one school year. Parents must reapply each year if their child was not placed in a magnet program.


Once a student has been selected for a program, parents will be notified and will have five (5) days to accept or define this placement. If the parent does not accept within five days, the student will be placed on a waiting list for that program. To be placed in a magnet program, students must be enrolled or pre-enrolled in a District school during this time.


Students must meet program criteria in order to establish placement in the program Enrollment in all programs is for a full school year and for the remaining grades of the program. Good attendance and high behavior expectations are required to remain enrolled in any of the magnet programs. If a student is exited from a program, she/he is not eligible for another magnet program that school year.


Often, it is not possible for a student to return to his/her home school due to lack of space. The student may be capped to another school.


CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS

MANUEL A. SALINAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Salinas students performing a dance with ribbonsThe staff at Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School believe that every student has gifts and talents that should be discovered and enhanced through a comprehensive educational program with an arts emphasis. Classroom teachers incorporate specific teaching strategies that provide students with a highly engaging and rigorous educational environment Students receive instruction in art, theatre, and dance by a dedicated arts teacher, as well as instrumental and choral music by a dedicated music teacher.


In the primary grades, students participate in weekly Primary Sing music lessons. In the upper grades, students are provided an opportunity to enroll in band, orchestra, show choir, and piano class. To further enrich students in the different art disciplines, students receive weekly lessons In arts, dance, and theatre that rotate by grade level each trimester. Strong partnerships with families are also emphasized through various student showcases and performances that demonstrate students' artistry, creativity, expression, and musicianship.


Offered at: Manuel A. Salinas Elementary - Grades K-5

2699 N. California Street, San Bernardino


Contact: Manuel A. Salinas Elementary School - (909) 880-6600


FINE ARTS MAGNET PROGRAM

ANTON AND PALM AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS


Anton student creating a piece of art out of a soda bottle.Anton and Palm Avenue Elementary Schools, in partnership with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, offer long-term and in-depth instruction in the four art disciplines: music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Through an artist-in-residence program, students, teachers, and parents participate in varied aesthetic and cultural experiences interwoven into the academic curriculum. Art partnerships build basic intellectual, physical, and social skills; expand multi-sensory perception; and nurture creative expression within students. Culmination performances by students and professional ensembles are staged throughout the year.


Performances enhance an appreciation of the four art disciplines and various cultures, musical genres, and art mediums. Instrumental and choral music programs are also offered.


Offered at: Anton Elementary-Grades TK-6

1501 Anton Court, San Bernardino


Palm Avenue Elementary-Grades K-6

6565 Palm Ave., San Bernardino


Contact: Amy Ellison - (909) 386-2000

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

KIMBARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Kimbark students listen to a teach instructing them in a gardenActive, hands-on lessons in science and nature characterize Kimbark's award-winning Environmental Science & Technology Education Program. 


Facilities include three gardens (vegetable, Native California plant/drought-tolerant) and a well-equipped science room. Grade level field trips and assemblies are geared toward science standards and increasing students' understanding and respect for nature. 


Kimbark students will be using and integrating technology to create projects to demonstrate what they've learned in environmental education, language arts, and math. Enrichment opportunities to extend and enhance state standards acquisition, as well as discover and nurture each child's multiple intelligences will be offered (examples art and engineering, chess, music, drama, sports, and/or gardening).


There is an afternoon instructional program for kindergarten students that extends their time at school to the equivalent of a full day. Our full-day kindergarten has an enriched academic program and requires that students demonstrate the necessary maturity to handle the high standards and extra work to participate in our pull-out programs. To facilitate a common understanding of Kimbark's full-day kindergarten program goals and expectations, there is a mandatory orientation meeting for parents/guardians of all incoming students prior to actual enrollment in the program. Students must meet program criteria in order to establish placement in the program.


Offered at: Kimbark Elementary - Grades K-6

18021 W. Kenwood Avenue, San Bernardino


Contact: Kimbark Elementary School - (909) 880-6641


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

NORTH VERDEMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


North Verdemont students sit around a large pumpkin in a gardenNorth Verdemont Elementary enhances learning as students gain a better understanding of their natural environment through their study of the outdoors. Students help to maintain the on-site pond and garden, which contain a variety of animals and plants. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students participate in science field trip opportunities that align with the California Science Standards. Field trips also include overnight ventures for fourth-through sixth-grade students.


Offered at: North Verdemont Elementary - Grades K-6

3555 Meyers Road, San Bernardino


Contact: Grace Beach - (909) 880-6730









DUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM

BONNIE OEHL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


A teacher instructs students at a whiteboard with Spanish writing on it.Dual Immersion is a unique and enriching educational program that promotes bilingualism and biliteracy in English and Spanish for both native English speakers and English learner students starting in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten. Students benefit from the same rigorous, standards-based instruction as students in English Language Mainstream programs. They will learn to read, write, and communicate effectively in Spanish and English while achieving high levels of academic success. Bonnie Oehl follows a 90/10 program design, the most effective research-based program for second language acquisition and biliteracy development. As students begin the program in kindergarten, the instructional day consists of 90 percent Spanish instruction and 10 percent English instruction. Each year thereafter, Spanish language instruction is reduced and English language instruction is increased by 10 percent. As students enter the upper grades, the program balances out at 50 percent for each language of instruction. 


High levels of parental involvement and communication are necessary in order to maintain an active parent-school partnership. Regular communication between the school and home is required. Parents are required to attend an informational orientation meeting prior to entering the program. Students who have not been previously enrolled in Dual Immersion may request, through the Language Assessment Center, to be assessed for entry into the program.


Offered at: Bonnie Oehl Elementary - Grades K-6

2525 Palm Avenue, Highland


Contact: Frank Silva - (909) 891-1037


TRILINGUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM

BELVEDERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


A teacher and student stand by a sheet of paper with Vietnamese writing on it Trilingual Immersion is a unique and enriching educational program that promotes bilingualism and biliteracy in English and Spanish for both native English speakers and English learner students starting in kindergarten while at the same time introducing Vietnamese as a third language The goals of the program consist of attaining high levels of academic bilingualism and biliteracy in English and Spanish, as well as attaining conversational fluency in Vietnamese by the end of sixth grade. Students benefit from the same rigorous, standards-based instruction as students in English Language Mainstream programs. Belvedere follows an 80/10/10 program design, with students beginning in kindergarten with 80 percent of their instructional day in Spanish, 10 percent in Vietnamese, and 10 percent in English. Each year thereafter, Spanish-language instruction is reduced and English-language instruction in increased by 10 percent.


As students enter the upper grades, students receive 50 percent of their instructional day in English, 40 percent in Spanish, and 10 percent in Vietnamese. Every year the amount of Vietnamese instruction remains at 10 percent of the instructional day.


High levels of parental involvement and communication are necessary in order to maintain an active parent-school partnership. Regular communication between the school and home is required. Parents are required to attend an informational orientation meeting prior to entering the program. Students who have not been previously enrolled in Dual Immersion may request, through the Language Assessment Center, to be assessed for entry into the program.


Offered at: Belvedere Elementary - Grades K-6

2501 E. Marshall Boulevard, Highland


Contact: Frank Silva (909) 891-1037


SPANISH-ENGLISH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

HILLSIDE UNIVERSITY DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL


A young girl puts a sticker on a sheet paper covered with Spanish writing.The Spanish-English Enrichment Program at Hillside Elementary is designed for all students who want to learn a second language and is available to both English learners and native English speakers. The program serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and exposes students to Spanish language enrichment as students simultaneously master grade-level content in English Students are provided a specific amount of Spanish enrichment, which varies according to each grade level This program is based on high expectations with the following goals:

1) developing conversational fluency in Spanish,

2) developing a minimum of intermediate proficiency in Spanish literacy, and

3) mastery of grade-level standards in English.


Parent support and involvement are critical to student success in the program. Parents are required to attend an informational orientation meeting prior to students entering the program. Students who have not been previously enrolled in a Spanish-English enrichment or other dual language program may request, through the Language Assessment Center to be assessed for entry into the program


Offered at: Hillside Elementary - Grades K-5

4975 N. Mayfield Avenue, San Bernardino


Contact: Frank Silva - (909) 891-1037


DUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM

NON-MAGNET SCHOOLS

Young students write on individual whiteboards in spanishSeveral other District schools also offer the Dual Immersion Program to native English speakers and English learner students, although they are not part of the magnet program. Please call the Language Assessment Center directly at (909) 891-1037 if you are interested in placement in any of the following Dual Immersion schools:

  • Anton Elementary School 
  • Brown Elementary School 
  • Gomez Elementary School 
  • Jones Elementary School 
  • Lankershim Elementary School 
  • Lincoln Elementary School 
  • Lytle Creek Elementary School 
  • Marshall Elementary School  
  • Muscoy Elementary School
  • Riley College PREP Academy
  • Urbita Elementary School
  • Wilson Elementary School
  • Bing Wong Elementary School
  • Arrowview Middle School
  • Paakuma' K-8 School
  • San Bernardino High School

 


FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


A teacher and several kindergartners sit around a small table This program offers a full-day instructional program for kindergartners, which emphasizes developing the total child academically, physically, and socially. Kindergarten students who have matured and are academically ready may move into a full-day program after the third week of school. Continued placement in the program depends on the student's ability to adapt to a full day, as determined by the classroom teacher and the administrator.


Offered at: North Park Elementary - Kindergarten

5378 North H Street, San Bernardino


Contact: Darlene Peters - (909) 881-8202




ACCELERATED KINDERGARTEN


Accelerated Kindergarten is a full-day kindergarten program designed for children demonstrating developmental maturity and advanced-level academic skills. Critical thinking, problem-solving, and emergent-reading skills are tested prior to enrollment. The program is offered at: Bradley, Kimbark, North Park, Ramona-Alessandro, Roosevelt, and Manuel Salinas Elementary Schools, as well as an Accelerated Dual Immersion kindergarten at Brown Elementary School. To apply for testing, please complete and submit the application for Accelerated Kindergarten/Vanguard Programs by following the link

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VANGUARD


Schools with Accelerated Kindergarten Programs also have Vanguard Programs to serve advanced learners in first and second grades. Grade-level standards are taught with differentiated, enhanced instruction designed to meet a student's interests and abilities. To apply for testing, please complete and return the application for Accelerated kindergarten/Vanguard Programs by following the link. Testing will be conducted based on space availability in the program.

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