The cultural and linguistical diversity
of our students enriches the lives and understanding of our school
community. We are extremely fortunate to have nine teachers who are
part of an international exchange program who also share their
culture and assist our English language Learners.
Our ELL and bilingual education teachers
maximize the time spent with students by providing meaningful
context in an academic setting that improves linguistic
Learners receive direct instruction
using vocabulary, concrete based materials, background instruction,
and guided support in their content subjects.
The program facilitates ELL support
through two instructional models. Students are taught by ELL
teachers through pull-out instruction and by mainstream teachers
who adapt their content to meet the needs of the ELL student (i.e.
The Home Language Survey is the initial
process for new students enrolling into the district. If a child
speaks a language other than English or has exposure to another
language in daily interaction, the student is then screened to
determine the level of English proficiency.
If a child is determined to be limited in English proficiency, they will receive instruction using the WIDA Standards.
Parents are notified when students are
given the option of the ELL program and have the right to refuse
direct services if desired.
All students that show Limited English Proficiency (LEP) will be re-assessed annually on the ACCESS Proficiency Test.
Contact Brandie Kuchefski, Title I Grants Coordinator at 444-1065 or email@example.com