Academic Accomplishments 2017-06-02T14:04:18+00:00

Academic Accomplishments

During its beginning years, El Sol Academy proved to be a school with great academic potential. Shortly after it opened its doors, El Sol climbed its API scores from 559 in 2003 to 880 in 2011, exceeding district and state averages and El Sol’s own target grow scores. Now El Sol Academy is one of the top performing schools and strives to provide students the resources to keep excelling.

El Sol Academy offers various ways for students to reach an outstanding academic level. It offers students the opportunity to compete and be recognized in the areas of Arts, Math and Biliteracy.

Pathways to Biliteracy Awards

The Pathways to Biliteracy Awards are annually given recognition to preschool, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, third and eighth grade students who meet proficient bilingual achievement. The Pathways to Biliteracy Award creates a path for students to achieve bilingual success in high school where they are recognized with the Seal of Biliteracy Award.  At the end of the eighth grade, students who have met the Pathways to Biliteracy Award requirements are awarded with a Medal of Recognition and a Certificate. The other grade levels in elementary school are awarded with a Ribbon of Recognition and a Certificate.

For more information about the Pathways to Biliteracy Awards, please contact Mrs. Zavala at (714) 543 – 0023 or jzavala@elsolacademy.org

Arts Program

The Arts Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in creative thinking and artistic insight. It helps students develop their natural quest for knowledge and creates a connection between history and cultural awareness. The Arts Program teaches students Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity and has taken El Sol students to present their art exhibitions at the CABE and BOOM Conferences, the Pacific Symphony, High Hopes Events, NOVA High School Opening, Once Upon a Story Book Store, the Arts and Musical Festival, El Sol Art Walk and the El Sol Art Fair. Moreover, students’ artwork has been submitted to participate in several contests including:

  • 5th Graders- Dep. Of Justice, Missing and Exploited Children (2015- Statewide Finalist)
  • Middle School- Google Doodle
  • 2nd , 3rd, 4th , Middle School- Water District Contest (2017- 7th Grade, Finalist)
  • K-8th Grade- OC Imaginology
  • ENC- Coastal Conservation
  • 3rd – Wyland National Art Challenge
  • K-8th– Consulado de México- Este es mi México.
  • K-8th – Imagination Celebration
  • Special Ed. Students- VSA program
  • Viva la Vida Community Event

For more information about the Arts Programs, please contact Ms. Villegas at (714) 543 – 0023 or mvillegas@elsolacademy.org

Math Club

Math Club provides students with the opportunity to team with other students to develop critical thinking and mathematical reasoning skills. Students attend local math competitions hosted by nearby schools and districts. Participation in Math Field Days support students in joining together in promoting excellence in mathematics, collaboration, achieving goals, and school spirit.

For more information about the Math Club, please contact Ms. Martinez at (714) 543 – 0023 or cmartinez@elsolacademy.org

Proud of El Sol Students

El Sol Academy’s students attend top performing colleges and universities in the nation including:

  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley
  • American University
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Riverside
  • UC Davis
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Vanguard University
  • Redlands University
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Cal State Chico
  • Texas Christian University
  • Santa Ana College