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Academic Programs Overview

Art Program

The art program at Ensign is run by Mr. Ehrlinger who teaches students the elements and principles of art.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

The Ensign AVID program provides the foundations of writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading skills to support students who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These skills provide scaffolds for students to meet their individual potential and provide opportunities.  Students develop study skills and explore colleges and carer interests.  Students in AVID can continue at Newport Harbor High School. 


The Newport Mesa Unified School District offers a Gifted and Talented Education Program for eligible students in grades 4 – 12. The programs are designed to meet the needs of high ability and intellectually gifted students. Classroom instruction begins with the grade level core curriculum and is differentiated based upon student need and ability. The development of critical thinking is emphasized.

Music Program

Composed of advanced and beginning bands, choir and an orchestra, Ensign's music program is led by Mrs. Sarah Grenier.