At University Park Elementary our mission is to provide an environment in which all staff collaborate in ways that result in the creation and continuous implementation of a learning model that maximizes learning for ALL students in ALL learning environments.
University Park was the first elementary school built in the Irvine Unified School District in 1967. The staff and community are proud of it's heritage and particularly their commitment to meet the challenges of providing a top notch education to a dynamic population. University Park is a Title 1 school, houses one of our district's Newcomer English Learner Programs and serves our special education population with a Learning Center model, maximizing learning in the least restrictive environment. We celebrate the diversity of cultures as our families come from all over the world and over 20 languages are spoken school wide.
University Park's mission is to have ALL staff collaborate in ways that result in the creation and continuous implementation of a learning model that maximizes learning for ALL students in ALL learning environments. Our teachers attend professional development to ensure the implementation of best instructional practice. We at University Park consider the whole child and were one of the first schools to implement Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) school wide. We believe that if we teach expected behaviors and support that learning with positive reinforcement that we can maximize instructional time with a rigorous curriculum. Through PBIS, we teach and instill the habits of Punctual & Prepared, Respect, Integrity, Dependability and keeping Everyone Safe, known as Panther P.R.I.D.E. Additionally, we address students social and mental health concerns with a Guidance Technician who provides social skills and problem solving curriculum in the classroom, small group and one on one support two days a week. Our Elementary Resource Counselor is on campus five days per week and also provides small group, one on one counseling, and lunch time social groups.
University Park teachers and staff focus on respect of the individual student, their learning strengths, and the belief that while students may have learning challenges, ALL students can learn.