Jurupa Unified School District
JUSD: 16 elementary, 3 middle, 2 high schools: 20,500 students
- 66.3% of students
- 88.4% Fully Credentialed
- 32.1% English Language
ACTS builds on a history of
partnerships between JUSD and UCR in preservice and inservice development of
teachers, research, and direct services to students.
In 1997-1998, JUSD responded to California Standards in mathematics by creating
district essential and extended standards with teams of teachers. These
standards, quarterly standards referenced tests, and other staff development
initiatives have led to significant gains in the percentage of students
reaching mastery of district standards in grades K-6 during the past 5 years.
The University of California,
Riverside is a research university committed to the creation and transmission
of knowledge at the highest level, and to the translation of that knowledge for
the public good. Our comprehensive programs and services, excellent faculty and
staff, and vibrant and attractive physical environment are designed to: provide
a high quality learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students;
advance human knowledge and accomplishment through research and scholarship;
enhance the public good through community service and initiatives; seek
preeminence among U.S. research universities, recognizing UCR's quality in
The ALPHA Center
is an infrastructure for establishing long term engagements between faculty/campus
personnel and K-12 education.
The purpose is to foster collaboration between interested groups, focusing
attention and resources to insure a quality education for all students.
Specifically, the ALPHA Center concentrates on five
- Increasing the number of high
school students in the Inland Empire who are UC eligible.
- Reducing the number of
entering freshmen who are in need of remedial Mathematics and English
- Ensuring that students who
enter UCR as a result of our outreach efforts will have the mentoring,
academic, and financial support structure to be successful in completing a
degree or a credential.
- Creating with schools K-12
teacher professional development opportunities which will:
Strengthen teacher content knowledge.
Improve pedagogical content knowledge.
Create a pathway for securing an advanced degree or an additional
Open the door to teachers interested in connecting with
national/state/regional prefessional groups.
- Engaging UCR ladder faculty
in outreach activity and facilitating connections to research and
The key to the success of Alpha
is its connection to the core of the UCR Campus.
ALPHA activities involve the three elements important to the UC System,
research, teaching and service.
National Science Foundation and the Math Science
The Math and Science Partnership
(MSP) program addresses a portion of the President’s challenge—enunciated in No
Child Left Behind—to strengthen K-12 science and mathematics education. The MSP
program promotes a vision of education as a continuum that begins with our
youngest learners and progresses through adulthood. The program supports
partnerships that unite K-12 schools, institutions of higher education and
other stakeholders in activities that ensure that no child is left behind.