Programs and Services

Magnet Program

The San Diego Unified School District Magnet Program provides students with the opportunity to study specific areas in-depth while meeting California state curriculum standards. Joyner MicroSociety Magnet offers students participation in a rigorous academic program that integrates real world concepts and skills into curriculum and instruction. Read more '

District Literacy Framework

All students, grades K-5, participate in the district-wide literacy program. Three hours of the day are dedicated to literacy development through a balanced approach of reading, writing, and word study instruction.

Gifted And Talented Education (GATE)

Gift and Talented Education (GATE) is a California Program which provides challenging curriculum and instruction to identified students. Students are identified by district psychologists who administer tests to all 2nd graders and students who are new to our school in grades 3, 4 and 5. The results determine placement in the GATE program for the following year and through grade 12.

GATE cluster classes contain groupings of gifted and high-achieving students in a classroom with a GATE certified teacher. GATE funds are used to design and deliver supplemental differentiated programs. Read more '

Exploratory Instrumental Music

A district-sponsored program brings an instrumental music instructor to the school once a week to give lessons to 5th grade students.

Library/ Media

We are proud to have a school library/ media center containing a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, reference materials, and computers. The library provides resources to students, teachers and parents. Students learn library and research skills while integrating the latest technology.

Physical Education

Every classroom participates an outstanding physical education program. While actively participating in age appropriate physical activities, students are taught sportsmanship skills.

Special Education and Supportive Services

Parents may request that a district psychologist and resource specialist evaluate their child for learning disabilities. Requests are to be made to the principal. The IST (Instructional Study Team) meets with parent(s)/guardian(s) to determine the appropriateness of the request. Read more '

School Psychologist

The school psychologist serves as a member of the Instructional Study Team to assess the academic and emotional/behavioral needs of students recommended by their classroom teacher.

District Counselor

The district counselor assesses emotional and behavioral issues of children and how they impact their attainment of educational goals. He/she may see students in a small group setting or individually on a short-term basis.

Speech & Language Specialist

The speech and language specialist assesses children who require additional support in developing communication skills appropriate to their ability/age level. If the student qualifies, the speech and language pathologist creates an individualized program for the student and provides the needed support.

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