760 Jazmin Ave. Ventura CA 93004 | (805) 672-2701 | Where Great Happens!

A California Distinguished School


School Of Choice





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  • I truly feel that ATLAS has the best teachers. The staff is amazing too! This is our home school, but we still shopped around to be sure it was the best fit for our boys. It takes both the parents and teachers to raise successful kids.

    Lisa Bondy - ATLAS parent

  • I have to say I'm very impressed by the activities during LEAD Time. I'm impressed by the teachers and also by the students. I had no idea ATLAS did this, I'm so happy my daughter is in this school! I'm very impressed by Mrs. Salcedo.

    Mrs. Rodriguez - ATLAS parent
  • We participated in #HourOfCode at @atlaselem and had a special guest from #VenturaHigh AP Computer Science to help!

    Katy Whitcomb via Twitter - ATLAS parent and teacher
  • ATLAS is a hidden gem! My son has thrived in this incredible school whose dynamic principal has tremendous drive and vision to provide each child with a progressive education, focusing on leadership and technology. The teachers and staff at ATLAS are talented, nurturing and dedicated, providing an environment focusing on leadership and technology, where our children are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for our fast changing global world. ATLAS empowers every child to be a leader in today’s world. Students participate in LEAD time, older students mentoring younger students, providing team-building, community and cross cultural experiences throughout all grades.

    Clare Ochoa - ATLAS parent
  • Synergy! Big & little buddies #HourOfCode A great day in K! @atlaselem @mrswipfkinder @MrsViscarra @MrsWhitcombEd

    Rosslyn Nikula via Twitter - ATLAS teacher

At ATLAS, we believe that all students can learn to lead.

Our students are taught a rigorous curriculum integrated with the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and infused with leading edge technology. Here's what you can expect from choosing ATLAS Elementary School for your child:

  • Innovative technology and rigorous academics for the developers of our future.
  • 21st century leadership skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
  • Cross cultural community building to lead and succeed in a diverse and global society. 

Academics Empowering all students to succeed through rigorous curriculum

Using research-based academic and instructional strategies, our dedicated staff of life-long learners is committed to refining ATLAS' academic programs to incorporate such tools as Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) from Harvard, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and more...

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Technology Leading edge tools for the 21st century

Providing opportunities for students to engage with technology across platforms regardless of device. The technology tools for teaching and learning that teachers and students use on a daily basis have been chosen by our staff based on the Four C's of 21st century learning: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. We strive to put the educational objective first and keep our use of technology flexible and adaptive as the world changes...
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Leadership We are a Leader in Me School

Beginning with the leader in each of us, our students learn to lead and succeed in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. The Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of elementary child development. As each child discovers and develops his/her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead...

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Back To School Night PresentationBack To School Night Presentation - Friday, September 14, 2018

For those of you that missed the Back To School Night meeting in the cafeteria, please enjoy!

The Leader in Me
  • 7 Habits of Happy Kids
  • LEAD Time

  • Be Proactive - I’m in charge of me.
  • Begin With the End in Mind - Have a plan.
  • Put First Things First - Work, then play.
  • Think Win-Win - Everyone can win.
  • Seek First to Understand Then Be Understood - Listen before you talk.
  • Synergize - Together is better.
  • Sharpen the Saw - Balance feels best.
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    The stars of ATLAS joined together in a program that involves the whole school to create bigger and better things! Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:55am all students participate in LEAD Time, where they are grouped into six groups of 60 students in grades K-5. For LEAD Time, students participate in a cross-cultural community where they build lasting friendships outside of the classroom.

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Exciting news! VUSD is preparing to launch Peachjar after Winter Break. This new platform will enable us to send important community flyers to families digitally, saving our schools time, money, and paper. We will occasionally upload our district and school flyers there as well but will continue to use ParentSquare for those purposes. View your school’s Peachjar Flyer Board after launch on Jan. 4, 2022!


Building 21st Century Skills through Technology
Students are provided with multiple opportunities each day to sharpen their higher order critical thinking skills. They are encouraged to analyze, synthesize and evaluate possible outcomes while making decisions about their own learning. In our 1:1 model, technology is used to foster critical thinking skills by allowing each student the opportunity to interact with the academic content. Students may be evaluating sources for research, critiquing reading passages and citing evidence, or reflecting on their own learning in a digital journal. Read more here...
Technology is used to enhance the academic goals of communication. Whether publishing a blog, creating a video, or sharing a cloud-based presentation with a live audience, technology is simply the tool that allows for meaningful human communication - speaking, reading, writing, listening. Read more here...
ATLAS students and staff have fully embraced Google Apps for Education (GAFE), the suite of  cloud-based applications for everything from word-processing and designing engaging presentations to collecting, sorting and analyzing data. GAFE allows students and teachers to quickly and securely share documents and files with each other as they collaborate and synergize to accomplish more together than they could ever do on their own. Read more here...
ATLAS believe that technology and creativity go hand in hand, with technology providing the tools that unleash student creativity. In fact, the Greek root techne which forms the heart of our English word technology actually means art, skill or craft. Our students have access to a state-of-the-art computer lab, a Makerspace equipped with a 3D printer, and dozens of supplemental devices such as laptops, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Makey Makeys, Snap Circuits kits, and more! Each tool is carefully selected with the educational goal in mind, keeping academic achievement as a priority, but also recognizing the fundamentally human need to create, tinker and play. Read more here...