School Programs

Our school programs are part of our strong foundation at Taylor Elementary. We suggest reading through our list of school programs to discover how your child will benefit by attending our school.

Computer Education

All of the classrooms at Taylor Elementary have student computers—usually one computer for every two students. We use them to introduce computer literacy as well as to incorporate computer-assisted instruction. All of the classrooms have access to the Internet, which is a valuable learning resource for students and teachers alike. TES students have the opportunity to access the Internet under the direction and close supervision of the teacher; however, prior to the students being able to access the Internet, parents/guardians must sign a parent permission form. Parents receive the form at the beginning of every school year.

We know the Internet can be a scary place, but it is also a great resource for learning. Check out some credible, safe, and educational websites we’ve found for our student’s to use at home.

English Language Learners (ELL)

To meet the needs of our community, Taylor Elementary offers language and academic support through the ELL program. Classroom teachers use SEI techniques in the regular classroom. ELL students also receive extra support with English vocabulary, reading, writing, and grammar in the ELL classroom. The ELL teacher helps the students understand academic work as needed. Parents who speak Spanish are able to communicate with school staff with the help of bilingual personnel.

Once students are at grade level in reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking (with a grade of Proficient on the AZELLA test of academic English), they are monitored for two additional years to ensure their success.

Para brindar apoyo a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad, la escuela Highland Primary ofrece apoyo académico a estudiantes del inglés (estudiantes que hablan más de un idioma) con el programa ELL. Los maestros en todas las clases usan estratégias específicas (SEI) para aumentar el vocabulario en inglés. Los estudiantes que necesitan ayuda extra con el inglés (según el examen AZELLA) también reciben ayuda en la clase de ELL con el vocabulario, la lectura, la expresión escrita y con asignaciones académicas si hace falta. Personal bilingue se comunica con los padres que hablan español para mantener buenas comunicaciones entre casa y escuela.

Cuando los estudiantes llegan al nivel académico apropiado en comprehension de lectura y expresión escrita y aprueban el examen AZELLA, (examen de inglés académico), mantenemos contacto y evaluamos su inglés con el AZELLA por dos años más para asegurar que su inglés y sus trabajos académicos están al nivel debido…para que continúen a tener éxito en la escuela.

ESL

Designed for students who come from non-English-speaking families, our English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides the support, encouragement, and learning materials necessary for these students to thrive in an English-speaking environment.

Media Center / Library

Our goal in the Taylor Elementary Media Center is to help our students enjoy literature and begin to develop the skills they will need to become life-long learners. The media center serves as a resource to faculty and provides enrichment for classroom curriculum. We will expose children to different types of media. They will also participate in research activities and interact with many types of stories.

All children visit the TES Media Center at regularly scheduled times. We allow kindergarten children to check out one book per week (with a signed parent permission slip). We allow children in grades 1 through 3 to check out one book at a time, and they may trade books as often during the week as they like. 

We do not fine children for late books, but children will be responsible to replace books that they lose or damage.

Special Education

We offer special education services for students who qualify in the following categories: learning disabled, emotionally handicapped, hearing impaired, speech disorders, physically handicapped, gifted, visually handicapped, and trainable mentally handicapped.

If you believe your son/daughter is eligible for our special education services, please contact our student services office for more information.

Title I Reading and Math

Title I Reading & Math is a remedial program we provide for students who need additional assistance in these academic areas.