Staff Information

Academic Support Programs

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In the Savanna School District, Summer Academy and Saturday Academy are two of the extended learning programs offered to our students. Extended learning programs provide students with additional academic support beyond the traditional school day. These programs support and enhance the curriculum while providing differentiation.

Summer Academy Program

As we approach the summer season, we are excited to kick off another year of Summer Academy!  While many school districts have cut funding for their summer programs, the Savanna School District has formed a unique partnership with Cal Poly Pomona in order to allow our program to continue to thrive. Through this unique partnership, now in it’s 10th year, Summer Academy classes are taught by teacher credential candidates from Cal Poly Pomona.  These candidates are supervised by an outstanding group of highly qualified, master teachers from the Savanna School District. 

This year our Summer Academy Program is being offered to first through fifth grade students who are currently enrolled in our District. Utilizing a strong focus in language arts, math, science, and technology, students attending our program will receive instruction to assist them in meeting or exceeding grade level standards. With the integration of student computers and iPads in every classroom, students are provided with an engaging, educational experience. For more information regarding our Summer Academy Program, please contact our District Office at (714) 236-3800.

Saturday Academy Program

Attendance at Saturday Academy provides the opportunity for a student to make up absences and to receive additional academic support. Knowing that good attendance at the elementary school level is the responsibility of parents, Saturday Academy is NOT punitive. Instead, students will be exposed to engaging lessons as well as have the opportunity to participate in hands-on academic activities. Exact lessons will vary from week to week with a strong emphasis in the areas of reading, writing, science and technology.

Students do not need to bring anything to Saturday Academy. All academic materials will be provided for students by the Savanna School District. Please leave backpacks and other materials at home.

Saturday Academy sessions are from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on the dates identified below. Parents of students invited to Saturday Academy for excessive absences or tardies will be notified by letter. Students receiving such a letter are expected to attend Saturday Academy for the entire morning. Any other parent wishing to have his/her child attend Saturday Academy for academic support should contact the school principal for the date and location of the next Saturday Academy session. All sessions meet from 8:00 a.m. to noon and students must be in attendance the entire 240 minutes to receive credit.

Saturday Academy Dates for 2014-15 include:
October 11, 2014
October 25, 2014
November 15, 2014
December 6, 2014
January 10, 2015
January 24, 2015
January 31, 2015
February 21, 2015
March 7, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 11, 2015
April 25, 2015
May 9, 2015
May 30, 2015