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Dual Immersion

Nelson is proud to offer 5 grade levels of Spanish Dual Immersion classes (Kindergarten through 4th grade) with the goal of adding a 5th and 6th grade section within the next two years. 

Nelson Elementary School began a new Spanish Dual Immersion Program in 2019-2020. Students are taught literacy and academic content in both English and Spanish. Kindergarten students receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. Instructional time in English is gradually increases each subsequent year, eventually reaching 50% English and 50% Spanish in grades 4th through 6th.

The goals for students in our program include:
• Developing high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both languages
• Demonstrating high levels of academic achievement
• Developing an appreciation for and an understanding of diverse cultures. 

Our highly qualified teaching staff provides best practice teaching methodologies to ensure all students reach high levels of academic success. 

Free After School Program

We are proud to offer a free after school program for students through partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. HLPUSD's  After School programs provide an important educational and developmental setting for an increasing number of children and youth. These programs are free and offer opportunities for students to learn, develop, explore, and have fun beyond the normal school day.

  • Childcare as late as 6:00PM
  • Homework Assistance
  • Sports Leagues/Physical Activities
  • Free snack and supper included
  • And more!

To enroll your student in our After School Program, please click here

Science Olympiad

The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad is a regional competition held between teams of students representing 4th-12th Grade. Winning teams advance to the Southern California State Science Olympiad; success at the state level leads to the National Science Olympiad. The Science Olympiad is an international, non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers.

Nelson is proud to offer Science Olympiad participation to our 4th - 6th grade students. 

Headstart/Preschool Classes

Head Start is a Federally funded Program offered to qualifying families with preschool age children between 3 and 4 years of age. Both half day and full day classes are offered at Nelson Elementary. 

To enroll your child, please click here

Band (6th Grade)

Our 6th grade students have the opportunity to learn and develop musical skills through our Elementary Band program..