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 Effectiveness Survey for Current ACS Families

Please take a few minutes of your time to answer the following survey  http://bit.ly/acs2020eng. The purpose of this survey is to allow you to give important feedback to the Board of Directors about your personal experience with Adelante staff and school operations. Please list specific examples of your experiences.
Please remember to click submit at the end so that we receive your feedback.
We have added some questions specific to the recent crisis at the top, but your answers to all of the questions are still important to us. Thanks for your time.


ACS Intent to Enroll Form

ACS Stand on DACA

To the Families of ADELANTE Charter School students:

We here at ADELANTE are committed to making your experience at the school the best it can be. We are committed to creating a positive and safe learning environment. We can only imagine the distress that the President of the United States has created with his decision to not honor the Executive Order that created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

You are here at ADELANTE because you want the best possible educational and cultural learning experience for your children. You are here to assist your children in bettering themselves and becoming key contributors to their school, neighborhoods, city, county, state and nation.

We will do everything within our power to assist those families and students affected by this decision and will advocate for ALL our families. We stand firmly behind with our families, DACA students and staff.

As we go forward in this time of uncertainty, we will remain committed to you, our family, maintain our mission and ensure that our schools are safe and welcoming to all.

Board of Directors, Teacher Council, Staff and Administrator

A Message from our Director

Dear Adelante Families:

We have good news that the Santa Barbara Unified School has started a plan to develop more dual language programs. They will have seventh grade ready for the 2020-21 school year. This will give our students that are currently in fifth grade the opportunity to continue developing their abilities in Spanish.

We keep moving forward!

Your Director

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Adelante Distance Learning Website

We miss each and every one of our students! Here is a small video made by our staff for all to enjoy. Thank you Maestro Sanchez for editing the video. We hope this brings a smile to everyone that watches it.

School News

Covid-19 Resources for Families

These resources are available for all families. Click on each link to get more information, If you need any help with any of these resources please call the school office.

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United Way

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SBUSD Lunch Sites: Adams Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Harding Elementary (Corner of Arrellaga and Gillespie, in front of the A-OK office), Monroe Elementary, Dos Pueblos High School, San Marcos High School (off Hollister),  Santa Barbara High School  (Flagpole), La Cumbre Junior High, La Colina Junior High, Goleta Valley Junior High, Las Flores Preschool (at Haley and Bath streets)

Public Health

Updated Food Bank


School Newsletters

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

Adelante Parent Survey 2019

2019-2020 Student School Calendar

2020-2021 Student School Calendar

Parent Handbook English 2018-2019

Adelante LCAP 2018-19

Adelante Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures

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…