Welcome to the New Pacheco Website!
We hope this new site will give our families and the community an upgraded website full of useful information that is easy to access. Please let us know what you think. We are open to suggestions! I want to thank Huc and Erin Ambrose as well as Debbie Guardado and Linda Mendoza for all their hard work on the new Pacheco website.
Welcome to Pacheco Elementary School! Pacheco School has a Two Way Immersion Program offering the San Luis Coastal Unified elementary students the unique opportunity to acquire literacy in two languages, English and Spanish. This is an additive bilingual program in that students will acquire a second language, but will not be at risk of losing their first language, as they often do in traditional bilingual programs.
Two Way Immersion programs bring two languages and their respective native speakers together in all academic and social aspects of the school day. By being immersed daily in the practical use of the two languages, students eventually become fluent and literate in both.
The academic focus of the program is centered on our existing board adopted K-6 curriculum and California content standards. Half of all instruction is in English and half in Spanish. Spanish is not a subject of instruction, but rather a vehicle of instruction. Spanish and English instruction are always kept separate to allow for maximized acquisition of both languages.
Our program is open to all students living in the San Luis Coastal School District boundaries. Students from outside the district can be allowed in through an Interdistrict Transfer on a space available basis and pending approval from both the home district and San Luis Coastal. Please refer to the page on Open Enrollment for more information on that process.
Pacheco School is a wonderful mix of language, culture, challenging standards, arts, music, and a balanced program. Everyone who attends or works at Pacheco School is here by choice, and that creates a unique sense of community and purpose of which we are very proud.
Rick Mayfield, Principal