Pivot Charter School, North Bay is pleased to offer our blended learning program to Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grades. We utilize the highly acclaimed Accelerate online curriculum with additional supplemental materials coupled with the guidance and support of a CA-credentialed teacher (Educational Coordinator – EC) and resource center. In the Pivot Elementary program, parents (or designated adult) assume the key role of a Learning Coach (LC) overseeing the education of their student. Pivot EC’s ensure that students are progressing and receiving the support they need in the online curriculum, and they get to know their families and students very well and show them how much they care about student’s success and love of learning each and every day. The Pivot site-based program serves as a perfect blend of online, social, and supplemental education for elementary students.
The elementary school program is open to any interested family in Sonoma, Solano, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, and Marin Counties and features:
- Personalized Learning Support
- Small and safe learning environments
- Caring CA-credential teachers on-site to support students
- Resource center offering enrichment and social opportunities
Elementary options include hands-on guidance and learning labs. Elementary students who attend our resource center are grouped in a variety of ways – from whole group to small groups based on academic, developmental, and/or social needs.
The core academic program is provided through a dynamic, interactive, multimedia-based online curriculum supplemented with printouts, manipulatives, and novels (grades 4 and 5).
The elementary school program is a natural extension of Pivot’s mission to create a high quality and unique learning environment following a model best suited to the needs of elementary students.
Under the guidance of talented and creative credentialed teachers, the Pivot elementary program offers the following throughout the school year:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Art (visual, music, and drama)
- Physical Education
Strong academic support is supplemented with project-based learning and socialization.
Families can choose to send their child to the site-based program 1 – 5 days a week, but must commit to the schedule they select. Please note that Fridays are a “Learning Lab” day where students will only be focusing on the online curriculum and will receive remedial support as needed.
Below is a sample weekly schedule:
Typical Elementary Site Schedule
**Field trips and special events will take place on different days of the week. If your child is not regularly scheduled on the day in which these events occur, he/she is still included and able to attend.
Additionally, after site time on Mondays, there are special meetings designed to support Learning Coaches:
Monday 12:00 – 1:00
Learning Coach Support ~ Tricks and Tips Meeting
During this time, Learning Coaches can receive directed support in areas such as:
- Note taking
- Developing Routines
- What to do when the student doesn’t understand
- Specialized support in math – especially with 4th and 5th grades
- Paragraph writing
- How to manage an effective home learning environment