At Pacific Charter Institute, we believe ALL children can SOAR! 

Our mission is to promote equity and student achievement for students with diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds. We work towards biliteracy, educational equity, and 21st Century success for all.

Nuestra misión es promover la equidad y el rendimiento estudiantil para estudiantes con antecedentes culturales, raciales y lingüísticos diversos. Trabajamos hacia la alfabetización bilingüe, equidad educativa y Éxito del siglo 21 para todos.

Наша миссия заключается в содействии равенству и успеваемости студентов с различными культурными, расовыми и лингвистическими корнями. Мы работаем в направлении развития двуязычной грамотности, обеспечения равенства в образовании и достижения успеха в 21-ом веке для всех.

Emilee Powell,
EL Coordinator
Information Nights (Translated)
Curriculum Options
Online Resources
ELPAC testing
Seal of Biliteracy Testing
Parents please fill out the following survey to help grow our EL support program:

ELPAC Website

The ELPAC will be the successor to the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The CELDT is the current required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.  CELDT will be will be given to students who are taking their initial English language test in the Fall of 2017.  In February of 2018, students who have been identified as English Learners (EL) will be taking the ELPACT test.

The ELPAC practice tests give students, parents and families, teachers, administrators, and others the opportunity to become familiar with the types of test questions on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). These practice tests include examples of all of the types of test questions that may appear in the actual Summative Assessment at each grade or grade span. In an actual test setting, an Examiner’s Manual, a Test Book, and/or an Answer Book are used. The test questions in the Practice Test are reproduced from these test materials.  Click here to locate your grade level ELPAC Practice Test!

Below we’ve enclosed links to the “English Learners and the Common Core: A Parent’s Toolkit.”  This guide has been developed to help parents understand what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are and how these standards will impact the academic success of English learners once they are implemented in the classroom. The guide provides information for parents to use when speaking with their child’s teacher, principal and other school staff to make sure he or she receives the learning supports to succeed academically.
The Toolkit includes:
• Background information on the opportunities and challenges that the Common Core Standards present for curriculum, instruction and assessment of English Learners
• Focus on Common Core teaching practices and what instruction should look like in the classroom
• Description of extra help English learners will need to meet the new Standards
• Talking points and questions for parents to insert the needs of English Learners in Common Core Standards dialogues and discussions at their district or school site and the CCSS can Help Your Children Succeed in School

New Comer Toolkit

Common Core Parent Guide Spanish

Common Core Parent Guide-English

Additional Resources:

Resources for Parents/Teachers for grades 4-12

Classroom Strategies for ELs

California State Seal of Biliteracy