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K-12 Programs

Darrel    Darrel Nickolaisen, Director
K-12 Programs and Projects – Encompasses a wide variety of programs that provide instructional staff with important resources and support to enhance classroom instruction including:
Language support – Oversight of a wide variety of services to English learner students including CELDT testing, federal and state compliance, professional development, and parent education.

Libraries and textbooks – Provide support for school library staff, manage textbook resources, and assure that all textbook adoptions are implemented according to state and federal guidelines.

Instructional technology – Develop and oversee implementation of the District Technology Plan and promote greater access to technology for students and teachers.

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – Education programs that promote applied learning in mathematics, the sciences, and technology.

Science Fair – The Science and Engineering Fair is an annual competition of science projects designed, developed, and displayed by elementary and secondary students. Participants share their creative abilities, knowledge, and interests with other students. Experienced judges with background knowledge in specific areas of science critique the projects for qualities including scientific method, clarity of presentation, originality and content. All students may participate at the school level. School winning projects may be chosen to participate at the district level. District winning projects grades 4-12 may be chosen to participate at the county level, and county winners grades 6-12 may be chosen to participate at the state level. The Hesperia Unified School District Science Fair will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Administrative Educational Service Center – Building C, located at 15576 Main Street, Hesperia. This event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information about the district Science Fair contact Darrel Nickolaisen, Director, at (760) 244-4411 x7263.

Williams compliance – Every California school is required to provide all students with sufficient instructional materials, safe schools, and quality teachers.

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