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 All families are invited and encouraged to attend the Board Meetings.
Meetings will be In-Person in the VG Library

Time: 8:00-9:30 AM

Meeting dates are as follows but are subject to change:
August 16
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 6
January 10
February 7
March 13
April 10
May 8 (9:00-10:30)

Continuous Progress Alternative Program

UPCOMING: CPAP Parent Information Night

Ever wondered about VG's cool CPAP program? 
Join us for our CPAP Parent Information Night on 
Thursday, January 18 @ 7 PM in the VG MPR 
Everyone interested is welcome!
Incoming Kindergarten families are required to attend an Information Night to apply to the CPAP program.
Questions? Email us at 

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SRVUSD’s Continuous Progress Alternative Program

What is the Continuous Progress Alternative Program (CPAP)?

CPAP is a San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) elementary alternative program.  Our program is open to all elementary students in SRVUSD.  We are located at Vista Grande Elementary because we were founded by Vista Grande parents in partnership with SRVUSD over 30 years ago.  The term "continuous progress" in our program name refers to our program belief that student progress should be continuous with curriculum and instruction tailored to meet individual student needs.  Our approach is to challenge students individually to work to their highest ability.  We seek to build within each student a sense of responsibility, self-discipline, confidence, and pride in accomplishment in a nurturing environment.
CPAP classes use SRVUSD initiatives, curriculum, and instruction combined with the following enhancements:
  • Lower student-to-adult ratio, achieved through trained classroom paraeducators (teacher assistants ).  For approximately 5 hours/day, the student-to-adult ratio is lowered from 24:1 to 12:1 in grades K-3 and from 30:1 to 15:1 in grades 4-5.*  
    • Approximately 24.5 hours/week of paraeducator support, including 5 hours/week of targeted reading support for grades K-2 and math support for grades 3-5.
    • All classroom paraeducator support will be used at the discretion of the teacher and principal.
  • Spanish language enrichment instruction for grades K-5 (30 minutes of instruction, twice a week for grades K-3 and 1 hour of instruction, once per week for grades 4-5).
  • Additional classroom resources and staff collaboration time (one half-day for CPAP teachers to collaborate with one another and one half-day for CPAP teachers to collaborate with their paraeducators).
  • Consistent class groupings.  Students remain together as they transition from grade to grade, facilitating consistency and a deep level of camaraderie in their social and learning environment.  One class in each grade K-5 on the Vista Grande campus participates in CPAP.
  • Innovation.  CPAP offers innovation grants for teachers to innovate both inside the classroom and/or outside the classroom with their CPAP or grade-level peers.
  • A strong partnership between home and school.  Parents/guardians are provided regular opportunities to volunteer both inside and outside the classroom.  An Advisory Board comprised of both parents/guardians and staff guides CPAP.
* Classroom paraeducator support, Spanish instruction, and classroom resource targets are based on our ability to fundraise $1,200 per student to meet our annual operating budget.  Should our fundraising efforts not be sufficient to provide these enhancements, adjustments to the program will be made.  The fundraising goal is determined yearly by the Advisory Board upon approval of the operating budget for the following school year.

How do I get my child into this program?

     1.  Complete an Application.  Click HERE to access an application!
  • For the 24/25 school year, applications for the Kindergarten Lottery must be submitted to the Vista Grande Office by Friday, February 9, 2024, to qualify for the kindergarten lottery. 
  • Applications for grades 1-5 are accepted at any time.  We anticipate openings in grades 4 and 5 due to SRVUSD's class size increase at these grade levels.  Our sibling priority policy is applicable to all siblings of 4th and 5th graders.  
  • Please refer to the application for our admission policies.
     2.  Attend a Mandatory Parent/Guardian Orientation.
  • Parents/guardians applying for Kindergarten are required to attend ONE of the following two options: (1) CPAP Information Night via ZOOM on November 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM OR (2) In Person on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 7:00 PM in the Vista Grande MPR.
  • Parents/guardians applying for grades 1-5 may attend the CPAP Information Night on November 8, 2023, or Thursday, January 18, 2024, or New Family Orientation on August 16, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Library.
  • If you are unable to attend a mandatory orientation, please contact prior to the date of the orientation.
     3.  Kindergarten Lottery 


Chair Sophia de Bruyn
Vice-Chair Jen V.
Co-Treasurer Erin Tulley & Sandy Sheehan
Secretary Kelly Kwon
Membership Erin Moayedi
Community Service Annelise Bjannes
Outreach Julia DeRenzi & Annelise Bjannes
Communication Chair Melissa Hilton


Kindergarten: Gillian Deenihan
1st: Todd Mork
 2nd: Nitya Narayanan                
3rd:  Gillian Deenihan                 
4th: Lara Forbes              
5th: OPEN