Distinguished Practices

Anaheim Elementary School District provides unique and specialized curricula at its 23 schools to enhance the educational experience for students.

Each school selects from the following focus areas and implements programs and practices to successfully engage students in that discipline.

Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

Anaheim Elementary School District is committed to educating the whole child. The arts are a critical and integrated part of our AESD curriculum. Students’ art education is based on the visual and performing arts standards, integrated to compliment the curriculum and directly taught to ensure continuity of arts instruction and experiences.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

AESD STEM education builds our students critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration in which students incorporate the concepts learned in real world contexts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, fostering the development of STEM skills and competencies for high school, college, career, and life.

Global Kids

Dual Language Immersion

Dual Language Immersion is a unique educational model where children learn to think, read, write and communicate naturally in two languages: English and Spanish. Native Spanish and native English speaking student study together, beginning in kindergarten through 6th grade, to be biliterate in both languages.

Learn more about our DLI Program

Fireworks Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

AESD students gain knowledge and skills by working in teams on long-term multidisciplinary projects that are structured around rich, real-world, and relevant research questions.

Global Communication

A Global Communication School educates today’s children to live and work in the competitive and global 21st Century. AESD develops global citizens by providing an intercultural education through language, technology for learning and communication, and developing cultural awareness, all of which prepare students to move forward towards college and/or the competitive workplace.

Color Run

Health & Fitness

Health and Fitness Schools focus on teaching students and families that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. Students and families will participate in a variety of health and fitness activities before, during, and after school that extend beyond the physical education program. Being physically active every day and making healthy food and beverage choices will minimize the risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. It will also maximize students’ ability to pay attention, improve their behavior, and increase their academic performance. Mentally and physically healthy and fit students will be happy and ready for college and any career.

20 AESD Students/Homerun Heroes

Civic Engagement & Community Service

Teaching Civic Engagement & Community Service builds the foundation for more engaged citizens in the future.

OC District Pulse Video

Watch and learn more about these academic programs.