Gardner has two instructional delivery programs: Two-Way Bilingual Immersion and a Structured English Immersion program. There is an extensive after-school program provided by After-School All-Stars, including Mariachi and Folklorico instruction and homework assistance. In addition, there is an extended school year until the end of June. A parent coordinator organizes a number of ways that parents can be a part of the school. Gardner sponsors a parent volunteer program with classes for parents. Monthly family nights bring parents and children together for academics and enrichment. All of Gardner’s teachers are highly qualified as required by the No Child Left Behind legislation. The staff at Gardner Academy works with universities, other education partners, and community organizations to serve as an exemplary site for enhancing student achievement, parental involvement, and professional development.