English Language Development is a top priority at Pacific Elementary School and teachers commit to providing English learner students with a high quality program to enable them to attain proficiency in English – developing the skills and confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The CA ELD standards provide 3 stages of language acquisition and is used in concert with the CA Common Core standards.
Pacific Elementary teachers are committed to high quality teaching based on the Common Core Standards incorporating basic literacy skills, research, writing, comprehension, listening and speaking skills to prepare all students for college and career.
Teachers use a variety of resources, textbooks, and novels throughout the year to meet the standards above.
Pacific teachers are committed to teaching mathematical content in the context of real-world situations, using mathematics to solve problems, and developing “habits of mind” that foster mastery of mathematics content as well as mathematical understanding focusing on contextual understanding and critical reasoning skills.
These skills are necessary to prepare students for college and careers and create productive citizens.
Pacific teachers are committed to providing a high-quality science education that helps students develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.
Pacific teachers and the Special Education department supports families through the assessment, eligibility and provision of specially designed academic instruction to assist students to achieve their maximum potential. We offer a full continuum of services for eligible students with special needs. Eligible students receive specialized academic instruction and related services to meet their unique needs as recommended in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
In collaboration with Soil Born Farms we have created an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and builds on the common core standards
Students actively care for the school garden, harvest vegetables, and use them to learn about nutrition, and build math and literacy skills.
Our school district has recently deployed three additional digital resources to students: Khan Academy (grades 7-12), Code.org (all grades) and Open eBooks (all grades, Title I schools only). Students will be able to log in to these resources from any internet-connected device at home or school using their district-provided account credentials or Clever badge. The services are being deployed at no cost to the district.