The Orion program is a parent-participation model, for parents who want to be actively involved in their child’s education. Parents agree to participate in classroom or school activities, parent education, and school leadership activities during the year.
Our school garden provides students with a hands-on experience that complements classroom curriculum. Students learn how to plan their own garden, compost, and grow their own food. In the process, they also learn how to be stewards for their environment and community.
Our Mandarin Immersion program not only provides a rigorous and innovative educational curriculum, but also prepares our students to be future 21st century leaders and the opportunity to learn one of the world’s most prevalent spoken languages.
At Orion Alternative School, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is the integration of computer science and engineering across all content areas such as language arts, science, and social studies. The goal of the program is to prepare students to be complex problem-solvers ready to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.
The Mandarin Immersion Program, which has seen an explosion of 36% growth in enrollment this year, was recently recognized for its strides in innovation and creativity with the Russell J. Kent Award from San Mateo County School Boards Association.
Parents and teachers collaborate to bring this vibrant event to the student body and larger neighborhood community each year. Participation and involvement from everyone is at the heart of making the Orion Author and Illustrator Fair such a success, while growing students’ passion for books and illustration.
kindergarten student to teacher ratio
different languages are spoken at home by our students and their families in our district including Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese
healthy and nutritious breakfasts and lunches served every school day in our district
square feet of space are maintained by RCSD custodians and groundskeepers throughout our district