About Juan Lagunas Soria School
Juan L. Soria School is a kindergarten through eighth grade school with a focus on Technology, the Arts, Language and a strand of Spanish Dual Language Immersion instruction. Currently we are proud to serve over 1,000 students and their families. We strive to ensure a clean, safe and positive environment while fostering the ability for every child to grow personally, socially, and academically. Through high academic standards, enrichment activities, individualized instruction and technology enhancements Soria provides a unique opportunity for every one of our students to persevere and become academically successful.
Our school has fully implemented the Common Core Standards and has transitioned to student centered lessons with a focus on real life problem solving skills. In addition, our response to intervention (RTI2) program is maturing becoming stronger and more effective as we strive to provide all of our students with what they need when they need it. Our students are receiving focused interventions and enrichment opportunities through Universal Access, Small Group and Individual Instruction as well as Before and After School Tutoring. We offer a variety of elective classes for our seventh and eighth grade students such as AVID, MESA, Spanish, Creative Writing, Leadership and Geography. These courses are designed to promote academic enrichment while still fostering students’ individual skills and interests. In addition, students from all grades have an opportunity to participate in after school clubs such as Art (K-8), ASB (6-8), and Yearbook (5-8).
Aside from academic progress we have also made gains in regards to meeting our students’ social emotional needs and in promoting positive student behaviors. We currently have the support of a full time school counselor as well as of an Outreach Resource Specialist. With their help and support we have been able to successfully implement CHAMPS, a school wide positive behavior program. Soria’s staff and faculty are committed in promoting academic excellence as well as the respect and understanding for the diversity of others.
We strongly believe that the collaboration with our parents and community is vital in assuring academic and social success for our students. Our school offers various opportunities for our parents and community to participate and volunteer in our school. Our School Site Council (SSC), Parent Teachers Association (PTA) and our English Advisory Committee (ELAC) play an active role in developing our school goals. Thanks to our partnerships we have been able to provide extracurricular and enrichment activities for our students in the area of sports, art, and music. We pride ourselves in creating a family environment of respect and understanding where all students and families feel welcomed and respected.