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Special Programs

English Language Learners (ELL)Top of Page

Paradise Elementary School has a growing ELL population. To meet the individual needs of our ELL population, students are placed with teachers who are CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development) certified. CLAD certified teachers are trained to provide English language instruction designed for students whose primary language is other than English. Instructional techniques, assessments, materials and approaches are directed toward communicative competence and academic achievement covering listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

At the beginning of each year, the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) is administered to students in grades K-12 whose Home Language Survey indicates a language other than English is used in the home (EC 52164). This test will determine if an ELLP (English Language Learner Plan) is appropriate. The test measures listening and speaking for grades K-1, and listening, speaking, reading and writing for grades 2-12. The results of this test are used to determine the student's level of English fluency (Beginning, Early Intermediate, Intermediate Early Advanced or Advanced).

With parents input and consultation ELL students that have developed the English language skills necessary to succeed in an English-only instructional program will be re-designated using specified assessment data results. Annual follow up reviews will be completed to determine if the student is continuing to succeed with an English-only curriculum.  

If you have specific questions regarding our ELL program please contact the school office. Spanish translation services/materials can be provided.

Annual EventsTop of Page

  • Back to School Night
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Spelling Bee
  • Veteran's Day Assembly
  • Lion's Club Flag Day
  • Poster Contest(s)
  • Essay Contest(s)
  • Fitness Fairs
  • AAUW Women of History
  • Book Fair
  • Open House
  • Fifth Grade Olympics
  • Silent Auction

After School ProgramTop of Page

The Boys and Girls Club, in partnership with the Paradise Unified School District, operates an on-site, after-school program at Paradise Elementary School (PES).  Funded by a major grant from the State of California, the program will provide education, enrichment and recreational opportunities for up to one hundred youth per day.
The program is open to all PES youth in grades 1 through 5 with an annual membership fee of $10.  Due to grant mandates, membership will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Families will be required to attend a membership orientation meeting. The Boys and Girls Club program will operate on school days, Monday through Friday from 2-6 pm.
The Boys and Girls Club has been providing quality programs to the Paradise community since 1998.  All of their programs are developed out of these five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, the Arts, Health and Life Skills, & Sports, Fitness and Recreation.  Each day youth will receive a healthy snack then participate in an hour or more of homework and educational programs and two hours of arts, science, recreation, etc. for enrichment programs.

The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable ALL young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  They look forward to continuing their mission, in partnership with parents, teachers, and administrators at Paradise Elementary School.  They are committed to developing a successful program and look forward to serving the families of Paradise Elementary School.