At Manzanita Community we believe that the social and emotional development of our students is at the core of strong academic performance. When children feel part of their school they develop trust and caring relationships that foster community building and a positive school climate. A positive school climate provides a learning environment that allows focused and rigorous academic program.All of our teachers receive ongoing training in Responsive Classroom strategies. These strategies includebi-monthly school-wide assemblies and school-wide morning meetings with students to help them develop skills and strategies for problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication. It also provides a daily, consistent transition from home to school for the entire student body.
• Specialized academic intervention classes for struggling readers• Physical Education and Playworks Programs• Daily after-school program through EBAYC offering academic support and extensive enrichment program (art, sports, anddance) for our students
- Weekly technology classes in our computer lab and 1:1 Chromebooks for 2nd-5th grades with access to ST Math, Cre 5 Lexia and Raz-Kids
- Weekly library visits to our school library
- Positive Behavior Incentive Systems (PBIS), conflict resolution, restorative justice practices and socio-emotional learning (SEL) built into classroom curriculum, with support from our school social worker, speech therapist, and psychologist