Gardner Academy the neighborhood school for you!

Two academic programs offered:

  • Structured English Immersion (SEI) – offering one class at every grade level.
    Teachers modify their instruction and employ strategies to make the core content understandable for English Learners, helping them maintain grade level competency.
  • Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) – offering two classes at every grade level.
    The TWBI program features native Spanish-speaking students as role models for English speaking students in primary grades. During the Academic English Language class (20% of each class day), English speaking students become the role
    models. The language model grows over the years with more time each year devoted to learning the English language

Percentage breakdown by grade:
K-1: 80% Spanish: 20% English | 2nd -3rd: 70% Spanish: 30% English, | 4th – 5th: 50% Spanish: 50% English.

502 Illinois Ave., San José:

February 7th,
March 7th,
April 4th and 25th,
May 30th

Please RSVP Amparo 408-535-6225

Town Hall Meeting- Gunderson High School Theater Monday, February 4th, 2019

We want to hear from you! Join us for our second Town Hall Meeting of the 2018-19 school year.
Bring your ideas, thoughts and suggestions on how we can work together to reach our common goal of preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.
Live Spanish interpretation and free child care will be provided.
San José Unified’s town hall meetings are designed to bring the district office to YOU. Our trustees, superintendent, and department heads will be in attendance to hear your thoughts about the district and our schools and listen to the issues and ideas that are important to you.
All parents, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend and have their voices heard. Everyone will get at least one minute to speak. Comments and speaker cards will be reviewed after the meeting and responses posted to the district website. Please know that while we will not be able to address every comment right away, we will do our best to follow up in a timely fashion.

When and Where
Monday, February 4, 2019 Gunderson High School’s
6:00 – 8:00 PM theater

622 Guandabert Lane,
San José, CA 95136

Your voice is important! Every family matters!

Do you feel welcome when you visit your child’s school?
Are you satisfied with how your child’s school communicates with you?

Pleased with the academic progress of your child?

Help us reach the ambitious goal of 100% response rate to our climate survey.

You can make a difference.

Share your thoughts on our schools and your child’s education
experience by taking a few minutes to complete this year’s survey.

Go to our survey link:
and use the survey password: parentsurvey2019

FREE Parent Symposium February 16, 2019

Sixth District PTA & the Santa Clara County Office of Education are putting on aFREE Parent Symposium on Saturday, February 16 starting at 8:30am with Breakfast and introductions. There will be two sets of sessions that will help you empower you to engage with your students, community and family to bring greater success! Please Register for this FREE opportunity and select the workshops you are interested in!

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Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors – Applications due February 1st

A student’s education doesn’t end once they walk across that high-school graduation stage. That’s why California State PTA has two scholarships to help high school seniors achieve their college dreams and life goals.

  • $750 Volunteer Service Scholarship – This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, and allows them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools
  • $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship – Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications are due February 1. All scholarship applications require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you know a student who is not yet a PTA member but is interested in applying, be sure to contact your local PTA to join today or join online at!

Apply online at

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Announcement of SJUSD Board Vacancy

On January 1, 2019, a vacancy on the Governing Board of the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) will occur when Pamela Foley begins her term of office as a member of the San Jose City Council.

The SJUSD Board of Education shall make a provisional appointment within 60 days of the date of the vacancy per its bylaws. The provisional appointee will serve until the term of office expires in November 2020.

Candidates seeking additional information are to contact the SJUSD Public Information Office at or 408-535-6444.

Understanding the California School Dashboard

Does your school measure up? Find out using the California School Dashboard.

Hear from California State PTA leaders about this resource for families and schools. The California School Dashboard was released last fall and a new and improved Dashboard is on its way.

It’s mobile friendly, has new information and is translated into Spanish. The Dashboard is becoming the go-to place to find out how well your school and its students are doing, and where improvement is needed.

This brief webinar will show you how to access the Dashboard and how to use it to identify questions that need asking. We’ll also talk about how to get answers to those questions.

Join our webinar discussion on Wednesday, December 12 at 6 p.m.

Register today to learn more about this important resource from the California Department of Education: