Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Our school is public, free, and open to all.
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.
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.
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Clovis Global Academy will serve grades TK-8 at full capacity. In the first year we are offering grades TK-5 and will be adding a grade every year.
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.
44 Shaw Ave (Shaw and Minnewawa area)
Yes, we will have an after school program.
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.
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.
We will use Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante for English and Spanish Language Arts, respectively. 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.
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.
The first day of school is August 17.
We are hopeful that classroom instruction will reconvene by our opening day, which is August 17. However, we are prepared for distance learning in case schools remain closed due to shelter-in-place orders.
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. Students entering grades 2-5 will be offered Spanish Language Enrichment 2-3 times a week.
The admissions lottery window closes on April 22 at 4:00 pm, after which admissions will be granted on a first come first served basis for the remaining available seats.
1. Call us at 559-575-0587
2. Join our online Q&A sessions through Zoom.
Mon - Fri at 7 PM
Sat & Sun at 3 PM
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