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San Juan
Pasadena Avenue
4330 Pasadena Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
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(916) 575-2373
Fax: (916) 575-2376

San Juan Unified District Office
3738 Walnut Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7700

Pasadena Avenue » About Our School » Academics


Language Arts -- K to 6th grade
Language Arts -- K to 6th grade
Science -- K to 5th grade
Science -- K to 5th grade

Pasadena's school curriculum includes:

  • Reading/Language Arts (English) - Houghton Mifflin - Reading is the highest priority for learning. At all grade levels the following skills are developed: phonics, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, fluent reading, reading comprehension, writing, listening, oral presentation, and review and analysis of literature.
  • Math - Houghton Mifflin - Concepts are introduced and developed at appropriate grade levels, including: numbers, number patterns, word problems, estimating, measurement, telling time, monetary values, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, graphs and charts, fractions, decimals, percentages, probability, statistics, equations, pre-algebra, geometry, mathematical communication, reasoning, and problem-solving.
  • Science - Foss - At each grade level, students study life, physical and earth sciences. Specifically, students in kindergarten learn about physical matter, living things, and weather; in grades 1 and 2 about force and motion, solids and liquids, insects, plants, sand/pebbles/silt and weather; in grades 3 and 4 about electricity and magnetism, sound, the human body, structures of living things, earth materials, and meteorology, and in grades 5 and 6 about force and motion, heat and light, reactions and interactions, ecosystems, cells, astronomy, and geology.
  • Social Studies - Scotts Foreman - From kindergarten to 3rd grade, students study families and their community, in 4th grade California history, in 5th grade U.S. history and government, and in 6th grade ancient world history.
  • Physical Education (P. E.) - Students participate in a variety of physical fitness and recreational sports programs for at least 200 minutes every 10 days.
  • Music and Art - At each grade level students are introduced to visual and performing arts appreciation and experience.
  • Character Education - All schools encourage students to become responsible citizens through a comprehensive character education program in which the principles of honesty, responsibility, courage, and respect are emphasized.
  • Computers - All schools have computers connected to the Internet.
  • Instructional Time Per Day - The minutes of instruction required by law (except for minimum days) are: Kindergarten - 200 min/day; Grades 1-3 - 310 min/day; Grades 4-6 - 315 min/day.
  • Combination Classes - Each year, some schools have classes that combine students from two different grades to balance enrollment and meet developmental needs. Students in these classes receive the normal grade-level curriculum.

Kindergarten through sixth grade Academic Standards can be found on the California Department of Education website. The site lists content (academic) standards by subject area, then further breaks them down by grade level.

Please see the PDF documents below for electronic copies of the Academic Standards Brochures for each grade level.  These forms provide grade-specific standards in each academic subject area.

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