Galileo Academy Elementary School

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Curricular Programs

School Information

Extensive research has been done to determine the combination of stimulating programs for Galileo Academy. In addition to classroom instruction, the school provides numerous programs to meet individual needs and enhance the educational experience of the students. The diverse programs at Galileo utilizes one or more of the following:

  • Accelerated Math
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Star Reading
  • Star Math
  • Study Island
  • VESD Careers Curriculum
  • Bookette's SkillWriter (Online Writing)
  • Icons of Depth and Complexity
  • VESD Math For All
  • Thinking Maps (Visual Thinking Tools)
  • Write from the Beginning
  • Nancy Fetzer Literacy Connections
  • Kate Kinsella Vocabulary Development
  • Scholastic Read 180 (Reading Intervention Program)

  • Junior Olympics
  • Math Team
  • School Site Council
  • School Site Science Fair
  • Spelling Bee
  • Young Authors


Galileo Academy also offers elective classes during the school days. One of the goals at Galileo Academy is to help students discover what they are passionate about. In support of this goal, the school offers a wide variety of elective classes that students can choose to take. Elective courses that have been offered have included:

  • Student Leadership
  • Math Team
  • California Cadet Corps
  • Hands-On Science / Science Olympiad
  • Student Yearbook
  • Drama / Production (Acting, Theatrical Scenery)
  • Art (Primary Art, Art History, Basic Drawing, Basic Watercolor)
  • Arts and Technology (Digital Photography, Journalism, World Building)
  • Music (Basic Keyboards, Recorders)
  • Primary P.E. / Junior Olympics
  • Primary Performance Arts (Music, Dance, Singing)
  • Spanish
  • Chess Club

*Elective choices vary year to year

At the beginning of each trimester, students receive a list of the elective classes that will be offered for that semester. Together with their parents, students will put their elective choices in order of preference. Classes will be offered based in this order.

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