Every Student – Every Day – Every Opportunity
Mill Creek Elementary is a diverse learning community where all students learn and achieve. We provide a learning environment which focuses on teaching and learning. Mill Creek students are given countless opportunities to master new content and to retain skills already learned. It is important for every student to make academic growth each year. In addition to the variety of assessments Granite School District provides to students in Language Arts and Math, teachers at Mill Creek use common formative assessments to adjust their instruction throughout the school year. Teachers adjust their instruction based on these and other data to ensure that students can learn at their maximum potential.
Mill Creek Elementary offers classes in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Each grade has two Dual Language Immersion classes in addition to regular, traditional classes. We also have an important partnership with The Utah School for the Deaf and Blind.
Spanish Dual Immersion
Dual immersion is a way to learn academic content while acquiring another language at the same time. Students receive math, science, or social studies instruction in Spanish. Because of the teaching strategies used, the students learn the concepts and skills for the subject area and develop the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in another language.
The goals are for the students to develop literacy skills in both English and Spanish while attaining academic achievement that is at or above their grade level as measured by Utah core testing.
Furthermore, students will develop a world cultural sensitivity. We strive to prepare Granite School District students academically, linguistically and socially for the challenges and needs of our global community.
School for the Deaf and Blind
The Utah School for the Deaf and Blind (USDB) has preschool through sixth grade students who attend school at Mill Creek Elementary. The students that attend USDB come from several cities within Salt Lake County and outside of the county so that they may access special services from USDB, while many of the students mainstream into Mill Creek. They attend classes with USDB teachers to access special services that promote independence, learning Braille, how to use the computer, developing skills with assistive technology, social skills, orientation and mobility, extended core, and participate in other activities. The hearing-impaired program is a Listening and Spoken Language model where the students use their hearing, hearing aids, and/or cochlear implants to access English in a spoken form.
USDB teachers are specially trained to meet the student’s individual needs. Students have the opportunity to work with regular education teachers with support from USDB for student’s needs with the core curriculum. There are also self-contained students who work with USDB teachers to meet their needs for core curriculum and participate in the mainstream classroom for social skills.