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School Programs

School Programs

YES (Youth Experiencing Success After School) Program: This program is provided as a service of the City of Porterville Parks & Recreation Department and Porterville Unified Schools. This program provides a safe place for your child to improve his/her academic skills, learn fun hobbies, have a snack and to play all free of charge. The program operates daily, Monday through Friday from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. All children from first grade through sixth grade may apply for acceptance into the program. Acceptance is on a "first come, first serve!" basis. Children that participate in the program are expected to maintain regular, daily attendance. For more information please call the Y.E.S. office at 793.2459.


GATE (GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION) is provided for 1st - 6th grades in full-day magnet classes. Students are selected for GATE classes through a strict identification process. The goal of the GATE program is to provide a challenging and meaningful instructional program for identified students using differentiated curriculum. If you have questions about this program or to see if your child qualifies, please contact the school office at 782.7270. You may also click on our GATE link for more information.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION is a program for 1st - 6th grades that focuses on the health related benefits of daily physical activity. Students are provided knowledge and opportunity to establish a healthy lifestyle. Instruction is provided by certificated personnel at least three days per week.


MUSIC AND FINE ARTS is a program for all 4th - 6th grade students taught two days per week. Certificated instructors teach classes in vocal music, strings, band, and fine arts.


CHARACTER COUNTS! Westfield students participate in character development through the Character Counts! program. The Character Counts! Program focuses on Six Pillars of Character. They are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Citizenship, and Caring. One pillar will be highlighted each month and students exemplifying the Pillar of the Month will be nominated for special recognition each week and each semester.