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English Language Learners

Our District believes that every student’s primary language is an asset that, combined with English language skills, leads to success in school and life. Our English Language Acquisition (ELA) programs help students learn English as they study their core subjects. 

Students who are native speakers of languages other than English, and not yet proficient in English, are supported by teachers in their regular classrooms and as well as being provided with additional support to learn English. 

We identify our English language learners through the home language questionnaire, which asks parents whether a language other than English is sometimes spoken at home.  Students who are identified as English language learners receive additional support in learning English in addition to their core classes.  We test students several times a year to monitor their progress in learning English, with the goal of ensuring all our English language learners become fully proficient in English in addition to their native language.

The District also provides translation and interpretation for parents to ensure they understand their child’s education and how to best be involved in supporting them.

To learn more about our English Language acquisition program or to request translation please contact our team below:


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Teresa Nelson

MAT ELL District Coordinator

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