Welcome to Adelante Charter School

Adelante is a Spanish-English two-way immersion (TWI) elementary school which offers the opportunity for children of all backgrounds to become bilingual, biliterate, and multi-cultural.  Two languages and rich cultural experiences are woven into each child’s day through outstanding academics. Students are taught in a supportive environment to excel as creative, empowered thinkers and problem-solvers. We invite you to visit our school, where you will find students actively engaged in becoming self-directed, lifelong learners in two languages. Read more…

 School News

  • PLEASE VOTE FOR KIDS IN NATURE! The Kids in Nature (KIN) program is a candidate in the KIND Causes campaign to win $10,000. Each month the cause with the most votes receives $10,000. To vote and help KIN win, please visit the KIND Causes website: causes.kindsnacks.com/kids-in-nature You can also view the KIN Facebook page @UCSBKIN The program was founded fifteen years ago to provide underserved students with quality science education. Over 2500 students have participated in the program and in 2007 KIN received the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA).    Thank you for voting!
  • ACS Board of Directors Meeting is Wednesday, May  6th at 5:30 in the Family Center
  • APRENDA Testing Week of April 20th
  • Storyteller Michael Katz visits Adelante on Monday, April 20th
  • 1st – 6th to Santa Barbara Bowl “Las Cafeteras”on Wednesday, April 22nd
  • Jog-A-Thon Assembly, Tuesday, April 21st @ 2 pm!
  • iCAN Art Show at Chase Palm Park, Thursday, April 23rd @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • PTSO’s Annual “Día de las Madres”  (Mother’s Day) Celebration on Friday, May 8th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Family Math and Science Night, Monday, May 11th @6pm
  • SBDI’s Annual Show “10 Years, 10 Lessons” is set for Sunday, May 17th @ 3PM – Marjorie Luke Theatre/Tickets on sale at www.lobero.com
  • Memorial Day-No School, Monday, May 25
  • Sixth Grade Graduation, June 3 at 4pm
  • Student-led Conferences, June 9 and June 10.  1 pm dismissal
  • Kindergarten Graduation, June 11th @ 10am
  • Last of School is Thursday, June 11th  1 pm dismissal

2105-2016 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:  Thursday, August 27, 2015 Adelante Charter School Fifth-Graders Soar in Science Adelante Students Teleconference with Caribbean Research Vessel


Parents have a critical role at Adelante, and they are one secret ingredient in the amazing community that has grown around Adelante. Student success is dramatically boosted by parent participation. The PTSO or Parent Teacher School Organization facilitates parent participation and communication and is in charge of important fundraising  and community events.  Read more…


Adelante Charter School offers a Two-Way Immersion (TWI) Spanish/English educational K-6 program committed to cultivating academic excellence in both languages, celebrating multiculturalism, innovation, creativity and the arts, while also promoting the development of a learning community in which students and adults use effective communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills to prepare for success in the 21st century global economy. Read more… 


The teachers who have chosen to work at Adelante Charter School are an extraordinary group of professionals. They are drawn together by the brilliance of the two-way immersion model, and the unique way in which we serve students from all backgrounds. They are deeply driven by our school’s mission of supporting tomorrow’s leaders for a more just and equitable society.  Read more…