Bilingual EducationOur school offers an instructional program for students who are Spanish speakers and need to enhance their English language skills. This program provides curriculum instruction in Spanish and gradually develops English speaking skills.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Education
Sutton offers an instructional program for students who's home language is something other than English and need to enhance their English language skills. This program provides will enable English language learners to become competent in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the English language through the integrated use of second language methods. The ESL program shall emphasize the mastery of English language skills, as well as mathematics, science, and social studies, as integral parts of the academic goals for all students to enable English language learners to participate equitably in school.
Federal Title Programs support schools in the Houston Independent School District by providing opportunities for all children to acquire the knowledge and skills specified in challenging state content and performance standards; supplementing academic, health, and social services; promoting school wide reform; increasing staff development opportunities; distributing resources to regions and campuses where needs are the greatest; affording parents meaningful opportunities to participate in their children's education; and aligning the schools' instructional efforts with those of the state and school district.
Music Program: Band & Choir
As a member of the Sutton Elementary Music Program students will become members of one of the most accomplished music programs in HISD. At Sutton, you will be surrounded by motivated and hard-working students who will challenge you to become proficient in the language of your instrument (remember, the voice is an instrument too), music theory, aural/listening skills while participating in an ensemble. Our band and choir diligently strives to learn, perform, and create meaningful music that will become part of your own history as a musician. Students who are willing to practice, study, and give it their all (even on difficult days) will succeed under the guidance and instruction of Ms. Kali Schiska, Sutton’s Director of Band and Choir.
Neighborhood / Vanguard GT Program
These programs are designed to meet the needs of the G/T students at their neighborhood, zoned school or Magnet school. Vanguard Neighborhood K-12 programs provide a learning continuum that is differentiated in depth, complexity, and pacing. The Vanguard Neighborhood program is designed for G/T students who excel in general intellectual ability in combination with creative/productive thinking and/or leadership ability. Please contact the school G/T coordinator, Maureen Guzman, for more information regarding admission procedures to the G/T program.