English Language Learners, or ELL, is a program designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. The program provides support to help students succeed in academic subjects and learn English. The self-contained class allows students to focus on developing English and educational concepts appropriate for their ability at their language level throughout the school day. In all ELL classes, emphasis is on learning English vocabulary, reading, and writing in English. In addition, pre-teaching of concepts is done to help students develop academic vocabulary and understanding.
Students at the high school who require ELL Support will have one class period taught by a certified ELL teacher, who is also fluent in Spanish.