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Programs at Alta Heights


To ensure our students reach their full potential, Alta Heights Elementary offers a variety of programs that support students' academic and social/emotional growth.  Common-core aligned curriculum in all subject areas and research-based behavioral intervention programs give our students the tools to achieve success.


Common Core Standards      


Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


Benchmark Advance English Language Arts Program
Benchmark Advance logoComprehensive English Language Arts & English Language Development program taught in all classrooms.  NVUSD adopted this curriculum for 2017-2018 for Grade 3-5 and 2018-2019 for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Benchmark Advance is aligned to California Common Core Standards (CCSS) and includes online resources for home use. 


Bridges Math
Bridges math logoNVUSD adopted math curriculum taught in all classrooms.  Bridges is an inquiry-driven curriculum focused on accountable "math talk" and students interacting with mathematical concepts.


Second Step
This is our social-emotional learning program



Advanced Learner Programs and Services  ALPS

Mrs. Leamer, our school librarian, offers a weekly after school course for our ALPS students.  Students will be invited in September.


After School Enrichment Classes 

These classes are operated by our Family Faculty Club.  Many offerings from Lego classes to art to gardening will be offered multiple times each year.

The link for online sign ups will be ready soon!


Art Enrichment

Students at Alta Heights participate in a school wide holiday music program each year. Classroom teachers provide art instruction in the classroom and we set aside time to participate in a whole school art week where students learn about master artists.

In addition, the district music program offers band, strings or vocal music for our 4th and 5th graders weekly.  Additionally, our kindergarten students hold a performance for families in May to celebrate their year of learning.  Many of our classrooms put on plays and readers theater performances to further enrich the art experiences for students.