Pacifica School District, the community it serves, and the
children they cherish, together prepare each child to meet
the challenges of the future by providing an equitable,
rigorous academic program which nurtures curiosity and
inspires joy, confidence, and achievement in learning.
Guided by the concept of “good to great,” the Pacifica
School District builds on our past achievements and
strong community support:
All of our District schools, have met or exceeded the State of California’s high performing school criteria by earning an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 800 or higher as part of Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR). We are now preparing to shift to the California Assessment of Student Performance Progress (CAASPP), the new test required by the State of California. The CAASPP includes three different groups of tests: 1) The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC): The new assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in grades 3-8; 2) California Standards Test (CST) Science assessments in grades 5 and 8; 3) CAPA (identified students through an Individual Education Plan) - Science grade 5 and 8; ELA and mathematics grades 2-8.
In addition to this shift to CAASPP, Pacifica School District developed the State mandated Local Control Accountability Plan that was collaboratively developed during the 2013-14 academic year. This plan will guide our work to accomplish the seven district goals:
Goal 1: Recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and educational support staff.
Goal 2: Fully implement the CCSS in ELA, Math; and ELD.
Goal 3: Invest in maintaining and improving facilities.
Goal 4: Support all students in reaching their academic potential.
Goal 5: Provide quality instruction that expands upon the CCSS through a broad course of study.
Goal 6: Provide quality parent engagement opportunities around student learning.
Goal 7: Enhance student connectedness by providing a welcoming and positive school climate that fosters a sense of belonging.
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