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Programs at McPherson

To ensure our students reach their full potential, McPherson offers a variety of programs that support students' academic and social/emotional growth.  Common-core aligned curriculum in all subject areas and research-based behavioral intervention programs give our students the tools to achieve success.  


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Second Step

Benchmark Advance (English Language Arts)
Comprehensive English Language Arts & English Language Development program taught in all classrooms.  NVUSD adopted this curriculum for 2017-2018 for Grade 3-5 and 2018-2019 for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Benchmark Advance is aligned to California Common Core Standards (CCSS) and includes online resources for home use. 

Bridges Math
NVUSD adopted math curriculum taught in all classrooms.  Bridges is an inquiry-driven curriculum focused on accountable "math talk" and students interacting with mathematical concepts.

McPherson uses Mindful exercises delivered by trained staff along with the Mind Yeti program to give students tools to be centered, focused, and present throughout the school day.