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Accelerated Kindergarten/Vanguard Program
Accelerated Kindergarten Program
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Rebecca Clark, Ed.D.
Coordinator

Danielle Culbertson, Ed.D.
Program Specialist

Bonnie Campos
Secretary

777 N. F St.
San Bernardino, CA  92410

Ph: (909) 891-1008

Accelerated Kindergarten classes are designed to address the needs of students beginning kindergarten with a strong foundation in early literacy and numeracy skills predictive of future academic success. The classes are full day programs taught by GATE certified teachers, though this is not a formal GATE program.

Students are tested upon parent request and must be enrolled in San Bernardino City Unified School District prior to testing. Testing takes place each spring for enrollment the following school year. If you are interested in having your child participate in the Accelerated Kindergarten program, please return the completed application to the Advanced Learner Programs and Services Department to schedule an appointment for testing.

Accelerated_Kindergarten_and_Vanguard_Application - English
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Testing Criteria:

  • Early Literacy Skills
    • Vocabulary development
    • Identifying and writing the alphabet
    • Phonemic awareness (knowing letter sounds)
    • Rhyming words
    • Word recognition
  • Early Numeracy Skills
    • Identifying and writing numbers
    • Counting
    • Pattern recognition
    • Comparing and ordering numbers



Vanguard Program - 1st and 2nd Grades

Students from the Accelerated Kindergarten program typically progress to the Vanguard program for grades one and two. Additional students wishing to participate can be tested upon parent request or teacher recommendation. Testing takes place each spring for enrollment the following school year. If you are interested in having your child participate in the Vanguard program, please contact the Advanced Learners Programs and Services Department to schedule an appointment for testing.

Testing Criteria:

  • Advanced math skills
  • Reading
  • Writing a story or paragraph


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