Parkview Elementary School is dedicated to providing a nurturing, safe learning enviroment that challenges students and inspires them to expolore and learn about science, technology, engingeering and mathematics (STEM). Nationally, STEM programs are proliferating throughout high schools and elementary schools, as they offer an approach to teaching and lifelong learning that emphasizes the natural interconnection of the four separate STEM disciplines. By better focusing on these core disciplines, students are better prepared for high school, college, and career. Parkview's STEM learning and instruction emphasizes collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking. Our STEM program strategically integrates English Language Arts standards, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and STEM to build a cohesive learning sequence for students TK-5th grades. Parkview students have consistent rotations through the STEM Lab, Makerspace, and Computer Lab.
Parkview also houses Chico's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) classes for grades 4 and 5. This has been a tremendously successful program, providing a valuable learning platform and consistent class environment for those students ready and able to learn at an accelerated pace. The GATE program at Parkview is designed to encourage and allow kids to grow in their learning and educational practice. Students will be challenged with a variety of learning opportunities, while always strengthening their fundamental academic basics such as math fact, reading, and strengthening their writing. Project Based Learning is our primary method of learning and presenting.
The Parkview School community provides a quality academic and social emotional education that promotes personal success. This is accomplished through standards-based instruction, on-going assessment, and high academic and behavioral expectations in a safe, engaging, language-rich environment. Parkview students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of enrichment clubs and activities such as Gen Yes, Math Olympiads, Robotics, Coding, Leadership and Band.
Parkview Elementary School students feel safe in a well-disciplined environment where everyone is respectful, responsible, and resourceful. Our school rules are: BE SAFE, BE RESPONSIBLE, AND BE RESPECTFUL. These rules reflect our school-wide implementation of PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) and our community beliefs about working together. Parkview parents take a positive, active role in the school and in their children's education throughout the grades. There is parent support and volunteering in classrooms, school events and the school's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).