The Four C's: Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity
These four themes are woven through our Common Core standards-based curriculum that is supported by modern technology and state of the art facilities. Students equipped with skills in the "Four C's" are prepared for college, career, and beyond. No matter what the future holds, Petaluma City Schools students will have a passport to success because of their ability to effectively communicate, think critically, work well with others, and innovate.
We are excited to provide an iPad for every student in Petaluma City Schools. This initiative not only develops competency in the use of technology but, also, enables our students to research, synthesize, and create in ways that only this tool allows.
Collaborative Learning Environments
In 2014, Petaluma City Schools invested in new furniture for all learning environments to promote flexibility, maximize space, and support a variety of learning styles. This furniture allows classrooms to quickly transform from rows to table groups to any shape imaginable. These possibilities allow for quiet seat work one moment, and a lively discussion the next.
Here is a sampling of just some of the many innovative programs offered in our schools:
- 3D Animation
- Broadcast Journalism
- Engineering and Manufacturing Technology
- Fish Hatchery/Wildlife Conservation (United Anglers of Casa Grande)
- Maker Spaces with 3D printing and more
- Wildlife and Natural Science Program