Fundamental/Open SchoolsAt one time, terms such as "fundamental" or "open" reflected unique educational strategies. Today, these strategies can be found in schools throughout the district.Typically, "fundamental" schools (Arcade, Casa Roble, Cowan, Dewey, El Camino, Green Oaks, Pasteur) have a more structured program and "open" schools (Cambridge, Carriage, Mission, Orangevale Open) have a more flexible structure.Cambridge Heights Elem., Mission Avenue Elem., and Orangevale Open K-8 are open-structured schools that provide learning opportunities in all subject areas as they relate to the individual needs and interests of the child. The emotional well-being of the student is a primary goal, and the community is used as an extension of the classroom. Active family participation is strongly encouraged.Cowan, Dewey, Green Oaks, Arcade, Pasteur, Casa Roble and El Camino are fundamental schools that provide a highly structured learning environment founded in educational excellence. Each school strives to instill in each student a sense of responsibility, citizenship and pride in accomplishments. Active family participation is strongly encouraged.In all district-wide open attendance school programs, parents choose to have students attend the programs, and parents are asked to sign an agreement that they will participate in school activities. With the exception of Casa Roble High School and Pasteur Middle School, these schools do not have neighborhood attendance boundaries; admission is through open enrollment. Casa Roble High School and Pasteur Middle School do have neighborhood attendance boundaries and do not require open enrollment.
ContactQuestions regarding schools need to be directed to:
Brian T. Ginter
Director, Admissions and Family Services
San Juan Unified School District