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Why Elmhurst?


Ventura’s only AVID Elementary School!

AVID (Advancement via individual Determination) teaches students fundamental learning, study and academic behavioral skills.  It is designed to be embedded into daily instruction.

It encompasses writing, collaboration, organization, reading, and utilizes research-based strategies that have proven to be successful.

In addition to an exceptional staff, Elmhurst offers many other advantages:

·       TK-5th Grade

·       AVID Presentation Room

·       2020’s Ventura County Teacher of the Year

·       Partnership with Buena Football Team Students to improve reading.

·       Science Lab with CNC Machine & two 3D Printers/Makerspace

·       Field trips (Both In-person and via Zoom)

·       Computer Lab

·       1:1 Devices to Students Ratio (Ipads/Chromebooks)

·       Bird Feeders & Binoculars to study bird habitat

·       BI-Monthly Awards Program

·       English Language Advisory Council

·       AVID Family Nights, Sensory Night

·       School Site Council

·       Updated Library with Librarian

·       Opportunities for Parent Involvement

·       Library with Accelerated Reader Program

·       Integration with Students with Special Needs

·       Active Parent, Staff & Friends Organization

·       Friday Banking Days

·       Family Picnics (When Allowed)

·       Active grant writing, and Donor’s Choose to enhance classroom learning environments

·       Drive-thru Events (Fall Festival, Share the Love etc.)

·       Intervention Opportunities, PEAK afterschool program

·       On-Site Counselor 5 days a week

·       Spirit wear, Weekly Spirit Days and Monthly “Themed” Spirit Events

·       Gardening/Cooking Lessons

·       Kelso’s Choice & Second Step Curriculum for Social Emotional Learning

·       Diverse Population


·       Saturday Attendance Academies

·       Sensory path and wall mural

·       Butterfly Garden

·       Growth Mindset

·       Agendas and homework folders

·       VUSD School Calendar Magnet