School Programs & Practices that Promote a Positive Learning Environment
Wawona accepts all students within the Wawona attendance area as well as a significant number of students that request enrollment from adjacent school boundaries. As a neighborhood public school, Wawona reflects the full spectrum of learners ranging from those who are highly capable to those who struggle with a variety of learning disorders. In order to meet the academic and social needs of our diverse student body, we have developed a full offering of practices and programs.
Our aim is two fold: we strive to meet the individual needs of each student and we attempt to build a strong school community built upon moral excellence, self-respect, compassion and courtesy towards others.
The following is a list of the practices and commitments Wawona offers and values.
A caring, professional, student-centered staff
A rigorous new language arts program, aligned to District and State standards
School-wide emphasis on literacy and numeracy
On-going classroom assessments to monitor student progress and achievement
Resource Specialist Program for those identified with specific learning disabilities
Summer School program emphasizing literacy and numeracy
A District community day school for students experiencing chronic behavior problems which interfere with success in the classroom
Regular Student Study Team meetings and interventions
A reading specialist available for consult with teachers
A school psychologist/counselor available to work with at risk students