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English Language Learners

Special programs are available to provide increased instructional opportunities for English learners in the East Side Union High School District. The goal of these programs is to improve the language proficiency of English learners and help them meet State content standards.

Superintendent's VisionTop of Page

Our vision for the English Learners program incorporates the following outcomes:

  • Ensure that each English Learner (EL) is provided with an appropriate instructional program to accelerate her/his English language development while maximizing, supporting and, whenever possible, developing the student's home language;
  • Efficiently and accurately identify the language support needs of students who bring a language other than English to our schools;
  • Incorporate sufficient English Language Development (ELD) and Sheltered courses into master schedules to meet the language and academic needs of EL students;
  • Effectively communicate with parents to ensure collaborative program placement and increase parent participation and involvement;
  • Ensure proper program placement within the first thirty days of school;
  • Provide quality, trained staff, fully prepared to meet the language acquisition, academic growth, and cross-cultural needs of EL students;
  • Adequately support and provide resources to teaching, administrative, and support staff assigned to serve EL students and their families;
  • Annually monitor the academic progress of EL students
  • Demonstrate annual progress toward English proficiency;
  • Set and meet annual reclassification goals;
  • Encourage and support educational opportunities for students to become bilingual/bi-literate.