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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
6 - 7
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

Rancho Minerva has approximately 95% students who live below the poverty line. A traditional approach to teaching and learning has been proven ineffective for our students as we struggle to engage them in effective ways. The personalized approach to their education is empowering our students to become self-directed learners who are drivers of their own education. We believe our students should be able to work at their pace, and be given choice in how they learn content.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

As a traditional middle school, we are constantly up agianst balancing innovation with traditional systems of a large school district and bargaining unit. Rancho Minerva is paving the way as a traditional middle school to show that we can be innovative.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

There is no such thing as buy in. Moving towards a new teaching and learning model is a grass roots effort that involves a team. It is inportant to involve the team in the process.

Select up to two focus areas you feel that you demonstrate leadership in, and tell us why here:

We have undergone a total redesign of what traditional schools can do in moving towards 21st century teaching and learning with a blended/personalized approach.

Program Focus

English Language Learners
Special Education

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Computer Programming

School Overview

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Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Rancho Minerva Middle School
Vista, California
92084 United States

Telephone: (760)-631-4500


Total Students

Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2016