Success For All (SFA) and Wonders Reading Programs are aligned to the California Common Core Standards.
- Curiosity Corner (TK)
The Success for All (SFA) Curiosity Corner Program provides teachers with well-structured
thematic units aligned with state and national early-learning guidelines. The program includes detailed instructions and provides many of the materials necessary for implementing a stimulating, engaging program, as well as training and support for teachers.
- Kinder Corner (Kinder)
SFA KinderCorner is a research-based kindergarten program that provides children with experiences that prepare them for success in primary grades. KinderCorner fosters the development of children’s language, literacy, math, interpersonal and self-help skills, science, and social studies concepts. The focus on strong oral language skills, a love for reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, and listening comprehension create a solid foundation for reading.
- Reading Roots (First Grade)
Reading Roots targets the needs of beginning readers. Reading Roots is a research-based,
beginning reading program that has proven its effectiveness in randomized experimental
research. It provides a strong base for successful reading by providing systematic phonics
instruction supported by decodable stories, as well as instruction in fluency and comprehension. Reading Roots also fosters students’ love for reading by providing rich literature experiences,extensive oral language development, and thematically-focused writing instruction.
- Wonders (2nd-6th grade)
McGraw Hill Wonders Reading program targets the needs of students in grades two through sixth to ensure their growth as proficient readers. It teaches students comprehension strategies, reading skills, and vocabulary strategies within variety of genres.
Ready Classroom Mathematics is grounded in our philosophy that all students deserve equitable access to mathematics instruction. The program enables teachers to engage students and provides powerful teaching tools for strengthening conceptual understanding through a teacher-led, discourse-based routine. Ready Classroom Mathematics uses diagnostic data to provide teachers with a clear snapshot of each student’s understanding, allowing them to deliver on-level, intervention, and enrichment instruction.
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PCS uses Write from the Beginning to develop proficiency in writing. The program includes narrative, opinion, and expository writing instruction for grade levels K through 6. Through the use of WFTB, students become independent writers and develop fluency in essential writing traits.
English Language Development
Our mission is to provide all English Learners with access to core curriculum and development of academic language proficiency in order to reclassify and be college and career ready, in an environment that is culturally and linguistically sensitive to the community we serve. Our ELD program consist of both Integrated and Designated ELD. We provide consistent, focused, and integrated instruction that targets the receptive as well as the expressive aspects of the second language (English). Pacoima Charter School utilizes the MGH Wonders ELD and National Geographic’s Reach ELD Program and supplement with the Thinking Maps Path to Proficiency program for students who are mastering English.
Pacoima Charter School uses the History-Social Science Framework for California Public
Schools as a guide to the eras and civilizations our students study. These standards require
students to not only acquire core knowledge in history and social science, but also to develop the
critical thinking skills that historians and social scientists employ to study the past in its
relationship to the present. Pacoima Charter School currently uses Studies Weekly in grades 1st-5th grade and McGraw Hill’s IMPACT: California Social Studies which are aligned to the new CA Social studies standards.
Our students are provided the opportunity to build connections that link science to technology,
engineering, art, math and service learning projects. Science, technology, engineering, and
societal issues are strongly connected to community health, population, natural resources,
environmental quality, natural and human-induced hazards, and other global challenges. We use
the Engineering is Elementary (EIE) curriculum and HMH Science: Dimensions which integrates engineering with science and improves student understanding of technology.
The Honors Program at Pacoima Charter School provides gifted and high achieving students
with an accelerated and challenging curriculum. Students who are identified as Gifted or High
Achieving under LAUSD or Pacoima Charter School guidelines are eligible to participate.
Students placed in Honors classrooms are challenged using the Depth and Complexity Framework. The Honors Program is taught by teachers who meet the requirements set forth by Pacoima Charter School Gifted Sub-Committee.
I-Ready Intervention and Enrichment Program
i‑Ready Learning is a collection of rigorous reading and mathematics instructional resources designed to address every student’s learning needs, accelerate growth, and enable all students to access grade-level learning. I- ready...
- Delivers precise instructional pathways that are guided by i‑Ready Assessment data
- Engages students through motivating, personalized instruction, learning games, and other resources
- Addresses learning gaps, provide scaffolded supports, challenge above-level students, and prepare all students for state and national standards