FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Clovis Global Academy a public charter school ?

Yes. Our school is public, free, and open to all.

Who can attend ? Will you accept students from outside Clovis ?

Anyone! Every student has the chance to attend a public charter school regardless of address zip code, income or ability level.
Our school is open to all students in California and does not have special eligibility or entrance requirements.

What makes Clovis Global Academy different from other public schools ?

CGA presents a unique opportunity to families in our community.
DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ......Dual Immersion program in Spanish and English for students entering grades TK-1 which will continue up to 8th grade. Students entering grades 2-5 in the opening year will be offered Spanish Language Enrichment.
TRANSFORMATIVE TEACHING PRACTICES .....inquiry based lessons, and interdisciplinary thematic learning units.
SMALL SAFE SCHOOL CULTURE ......where diversity is celebrated and kids learn how to focus, pay attention, and cultivate productive habits of the mind.
Please visit the About Us section of our website for more information

Which grades will you serve ?

Clovis Global Academy will serve grades TK-8 at full capacity. In the first year we are offering grades TK-1 and will be adding a grade every year.

What is your schedule for kindergarten ? What will my child do all day in kindergarten ?

We offer a full day kindergarten schedule.
In addition to the core subjects which will be taught in English and Spanish, there will be an advisory period everyday in which we will teach children how to focus, pay attention, and cultivate productive habits of the mind. We also have a Global Cultures period, in which kids celebrate each other’s cultures and even get to speak in their home language. Your child will be doing a lot more than a regular kindergarten program.

Where will the school be located ?

44 Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612 (Shaw and Minnewawa area)

Will you have an after school program ?

Yes, we will have an after school program.

Who will be the teachers at Clovis Global Academy ?

Teachers at Clovis Global Academy will be fully credentialed by the State of California. Due to our innovative teaching model, our teachers will have the flexibility to be more creative in the classroom as they design lessons around themes which connect different subject areas (this is also called thematic, transdisciplinary learning). Learning will be connected to the child’s existing knowledge using inquiry based methods.

How does the 50/50 model of Dual Language Immersion work ?

In a 50/50 model, core instruction takes place in both English and Spanish. Each student will have two core teachers and will receive instruction from one teacher in English and one teacher in Spanish throughout the school day as they study language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and other electives.

Which curriculum will you follow ?

We will use American reading Company (www.americanreading.com) for English and Spanish Language Arts. Similar state approved curriculum will be utilized for all subject areas in addition to fun and creative teacher designed content for thematic, interdisciplinary learning units.

My child does not speak Spanish. Will he/she have a difficult time with Dual Immersion ?

Many students in the class will learn Spanish for the first time and will be supported by well trained teachers as they progress through stages of language acquisition at their own pace. Teachers in the Dual Language Immersion program are specially trained to make instruction meaningful through the use of visuals, objects, gestures, and specialized instructional strategies. The students also help each other.

Will the school operate a meals program ?
Yes, all interested families will be able to participate in the school meals program. Meals will be provided free or at reduced price for eligible families. Applications will be available following registration. During Distance Learning, families will be able to drive through to pick up meals on designated days and times.
When is the school opening ?

The first day of school is August 24.

How does the COVID-19 situation impact school opening ?

School will open on August 24 with 100% Distance Learning. In-classroom instruction is expected to resume after Fresno County is off the CDPH COVID Monitoring List for 14 consecutive days.

How do I apply for admission ?

We are accepting applications for this fall in grades TK-5. Apply Online Now!
Students entering grades TK-1 will experience Dual Immersion in Spanish and English which will continue up to 8th grade.
Admissions are being granted on a first come first served basis for the remaining available seats.

I have more questions. How can I contact you ?

1. Call us at 559-575-0587
2. Join our online Q&A sessions through Zoom.
Sunday at 4 PM
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