READING/LANGUAGE ARTS A phonics program is used for grades K-3.  Houghton-Mifflin “Reading: A Legacy of Literacy” is the District adopted reading text for grades K-6. Holt, Rinehart & Winston “Literature and Language Arts” has been adopted for grades 7 and 8.  Spelling is a major emphasis in daily writing across the curriculum for all grade levels.

SCIENCE K-1 students will use the Foss California Science series. Students in grades 2-6 will use Harcourt, California Science. Grades 7 and 8 will use science materials from Holt Rinehart.

MATHEMATICS New mathematics materials were adopted last year for our students. Scott Foresman’s enVisionMATH will be used for grades K-6 for basic skill development.  Prentice Hall is used for 7th grade pre-algebra and McDougall Littell for 8th grade algebra. Our 7/8 grade students use the same materials and pacing plan as the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School courses.

SOCIAL SCIENCE     Each grade level studies the history and culture of peoples from different parts of the world and different periods in history. Grades K-5 use Scott Foresman textbooks, and grades 6 through 8 using the Prentice Hall textbooks.

  • Kindergarten – Learn and Work
  • First grade – Time and Place
  • Second grade – Then and Now
  • Third grade – Our Communities
  • Fourth grade – Our California
  • Fifth grade – Our Nation
  • Sixth grade – Ancient Civilizations
  • Seventh grade – Medieval and Early Modern Times
  • Eighth grade – America History of Our Nation


Superintendent Dr. James Brown
Executive Assistant to Superintendent | Victoria Pointer
3525 Pine Street, Santa Ynez California 93460


Principal Maurene Donner
Secretary | Mariana Diaz
3325 Pine Street, Santa Ynez California 93460