What Is a Structured English Immersion (SEI) classroom? 

The Structured English Immersion (SEI) classroom is designed to teach English to students who are not proficient in the English language.

The class structure consists of:

  • English as the language of instruction.
  • Students receiving four (4) hours of English Language Development daily in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary and Grammar.
  • Materials in English.
  • Students grouped by language proficiency level.
  • Students taught by highly-qualified teachers.
  • Students taught English at an accelerated rate.

Benefits of Structured English Immersion for ELLs

  • Students will learn English at an accelerated pace.
  • Students can concentrate on learning English.
  • Students will learn the English required for academic class work.
  • Students will be in classrooms with teachers who are trained to teach English Language Development.

What Is English Language Development (ELD)?

ELD instruction includes pronunciation (phonology), word building blocks (morphology), word order (syntax), and vocabulary (lexicon and semantics). These elements are foundational for proficiency in:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

View the Success for our English Language Learners brochure.

This pamphlet from the Arizona Department of Education explains services for students whose primary language is not English.

View the Success for our English Language Learners brochure (Spanish).

Palomino Primary has a wonderful and diverse range of activities students can participate in on a weekly basis to enrich their learning experience.


After the Bell

Our After the Bell program is foundational to the support and success of our students. As participants in the program students are provided with academically enriched activities in an extended day format. Families are given opportunities to be actively engaged in their child's learning.

Learn more about our district's After the Bell program.

ST Math

ST Math is game-based instructional software designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning. Integrating with classroom instruction, ST Math incorporates the latest research in learning and the brain and promotes mastery-based learning and mathematical understanding. The ST Math software games use interactive animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.

Who Is JiJi?

JiJi is the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games. Children help JiJi get past obstacles by solving math puzzles – and they associate JiJi with challenge, learning and the thrill of success. Every time a child demonstrates understanding of a math concept, JiJi crosses the screen, signaling success and leading the student to the next more challenging puzzle.

All Palomino students attend ST Math for 5 days every 4 weeks.