This is Willow Creek Elementary School
MONTAGUE, Calif. -- Thanks to the small enrollment size at Willow Creek Elementary School, students get to participate in a wide variety of programs.
The school averages around 22 students during the school year.
Even with budget cuts, Willow Creek is able to offer students a wide variety of programs, like music class.
Each student is able to choose what instrument he/she wants to play. The student then gets 'keep' that instrument for the rest of year, bringing it to and from school.
A music teacher then works with students throughout the week, teaching them everything they need to know in order to become a successful musician.
Another unique program offered at Willow Creek is REACH. It's a supplemental learning group, geared towards students who need extra academic support.
Reach uses a rhythmic style approach, where students read out loud to the sound of a clicker. They also use their finger to follow along word for word. It teaches students how to focus and stay on task, while working on basic reading skills.
Students say they are less distracted, compared to their normal classroom setting.
Students says it forces them to follow along with what the teacher is saying.
One student says this type of learning has dramatically changed the way he reads. He shared with News 10, he was behind in reading level last year but he is not ahead of most of his peers.
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