Just Steps Away From A Brighter Future

Education used to mean reading, writing, and resigning yourself to those long morning drives to school. Happily, we've graduated from that line of thinking. Purposefully designed to make school both walkable and easily accessible, Tesoro Viejo's on-site Hillside Elementary school brings you and your student closer to the education you both deserve.

Chawanakee Unified School District

Serving nearly 1,500 students in Eastern Madera County, Chawanakee Unified prides themselves on a rigorous educational program in a small learning environment.  This award-winning school district has been recognized by the California School Board Association as a Golden Bell Award Winner for Excellence, and its schools have earned numerous academic and athletic distinctions.

Hillside TK-8 Elementary at Tesoro Viejo

Education is a key component at Tesoro Viejo. Chawanakee Unified’s on-site Hillside Elementary School serves students in transitional kindergarten (TK) through to the 8th grade.  It is a true neighborhood school, conveniently located making it easy for your children to walk or bike to school.  The school is staffed with dedicated teachers and staff who are passionate about education. Hillside Elementary is committed to delivering an innovative educational program that prepares students for success in college and career.

State-of-the-art facilities
  • Library/media center
  • Dedicated music room
  • Athletic areas with gymnasium
  • Television studio where students can produce media content
  • "Community outdoor classroom" concept for hands-on learning with natural resources of the community's landscape
Vibrant Programming
  • Serving students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade
  • Cross-curriculum, project based learning
  • College & Career exploration program gives students the chance to learn about careers in Agriculture and Ats, Media and Entertainment pathways articulated to high school programs
  • Before and After school programs
  • Cub Club, a fee-based half-day daycare program
Beyond the classroom
  • Extra-curricular activities including STEM, art, band, and ski club
  • Sports programs including football, volleyball, track, cross-country, soccer, and basketball
  • Year-round cheerleading team

Minarets High School

Minarets High School

Minarets High School is an award-winning, Apple Distinguished Campus, known for academic achievement, and a launching pad into top-tier colleges and universities.

Students have the unique chance to pursue college courses towards earning their Associates Arts Degree at the same time as their high school diploma.  Most dual enrollment courses are in person classes, at Minarets High School, taught by Minarets teachers, under contract with the community colleges! 

Academics and Beyond

Course and extracurricular offerings at Minarets High allow students to explore college and career options while taking advantage of a full range of extracurricular opportunities. This is a unique combination for a small school setting. Dual enrollment, Career Tech Education pathways, including Media, Ag, and Art; Future Farmers of America (FFA), sports, and Band/Showband, give students a variety of opportunities to explore and engage in high school, while taking advantage of a small school setting and low class sizes.

Looking Ahead

Hillside Elementary will be followed by a future education center, including the planned Rio Mesa High School.

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