Valley School District’s Bell Hill Academy offers a “Global Studies”
program, designed to promote respect for other cultures and the
environment, and a continued interest in learning. Bell Hill Academy is a
public elementary school that offers grades K – 4. The
mission of Bell Hill Academy is to prepare students to participate more
responsibly and fully in their world, and to empower them to realize
their role in the future of their global community. Bell Hill Academy
students will acquire a global outlook on life and an awareness of their
place in the larger world around them.The Global Studies program includes an in-depth emphasis on a specific
continent in each grade level, and all students will have an opportunity
to learn Spanish throughout the year. Bell Hill Academy also offers the only dual-language immersion program in
Nevada County, which features instruction primarily in the Spanish language. The Global Studies program features innovative, teacher-driven projects and monthly events
such as drumming, pottery, dance, food, gardening and a world market.
These projects are made possible in part by a $20,000 Institute for
Teaching (IFT) grant from the California Teachers’ Association.
Grass Valley School District is a multi-faceted community passionately
committed to developing personal excellence and preparing each
individual for the future through a strong academic program enhanced by a
wide range of innovative choices in a responsive and safe environment.
District goals are ~
We will acknowledge, project, and communicate our strengths and values throughout the community to enhance public image.
actively involve families, schools, businesses, senior citizens, and
the community at large to create a cooperative partnership that is
enriching and mutually beneficial.
create a cohesive and supportive school community. We will aggressively
seek alternative funding sources for the Grass Valley School District.
provide an articulated, quality educational program that defines what
students should learn, know, and be able to do, with outcomes, which can
be effectively assessed and reported. We will seek ways and means to
increase the use of instructional technology as a learning and
We will create an educational environment that addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of our students.