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School for Advanced Studies

Our goal is to promote student achievement and develop critical, independent, and creative thinkers. Our program is enriched and accelerated with gifted and high achievers clustered across all classrooms. Instruction is differentiated to provide students with complex and challenging curriculum involving grade and across grade level collaboration. Our teachers receive specialized training in differentiating instruction and implementing parallel curriculum.

Academic English Mastery Program

Rio Vista Elementary School is an AEMP model school and serves as a demonstration site for the District at large. The AEMP Model Schools are emerging models of excellence in culturally and linguistically responsive teaching. 

Social Emotional Program

Second Step is a research based program that integrate social-emotional learning into classrooms. This program aims to reduce problem behaviors and encourage school wide success by encouraging self-regulation, safety, and support. Click here for information on online resources and here for more details about the program.
Skills for learning
How to calm down
problem solving steps


Arts Education

Weducation through musice provide a sequential, comprehensive, standard-based arts education for all students in all classrooms. With our partnership with Education Through Music - Los Angeles, all our students from Pre-K through Grade 5 receives weekly music classes.



Our students are exposed to a variety of technology-based activities integrated into the curriculum and school environment.  We aim to enhance students’ exploratory experience through cooperative learning and/or peer-collaboration. At our Media Center, our students learn to use robots to develop pre-coding skills and problem-solve.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program


Fall GATE Parent Meeting 2020

2024 Spring OLSAT Powerpoint For Parents English 

Spring 2024 OLSAT 8 Parent Resource

Raising the Gifted Child Powerpoint Click Here/Crianza de un niño dotado powerpoint en español haga clic aquí

Common Core State Standards

We are committed to ensuring that all students are college prepared and career ready. The Common Core State Standards are a starting point for transforming the way we practice the art of teaching and for building stronger conversations among teachers, grade levels/departments, schools, districts, and states. There will be a consistent expectation throughout the country of what our students will need to know and be able to do at each grade level and course of study. The Common Core State Standards are a set of core understandings we want our students to have in order to be prepared for college and their careers ahead. Listed below provides information about standards for each grade level:

Language Arts


Other Resources Available:

California Department of Education

California State PTA

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching

We are a "Bucket Filling" School. Our goal is to guide students towards positive behavior and attitudes.