• ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS


  • The ELL program serves students in grades nine through twelve who are limited in English proficiency. The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) placement test assists the District in appropriate identification and placement of ELL students. Students who qualify are placed in ELL classes in one of four levels: Newcomer, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced. ELL students may repeat an ELL class as necessary. Credits earned in ELL are applied toward graduation requirements. ELL students are also placed in mainstream elective and content area courses. Ongoing assessment is provided to ensure appropriate placement. Students will be matriculated into the regular classroom as soon as possible, with a full–day regular education program being the ultimate goal.

     

    NEWCOMER ELL A, B, C

    Course Code: PLA900, PLA901, PLA902
    Credit: 0.5 General Elective credit per trimester
    Prerequisite: ELL eligibility and department recommendation
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition.  Students are enrolled concurrently in two class periods per day. Students learn basic English language skills to be able to communicate and participate within their general education classes.

    BEGINNER ELL A, B, C

    Course Code:  PLA903, PLA904, PLA905
    Credit: 0.5 General Elective credit per trimester
    Prerequisite: ELL eligibility and department recommendation
    This is a year-long course that focuses on English language acquisition.  Students are enrolled concurrently in two class periods per day focusing on English language instruction to develop skills to comprehend and communicate in reading, writing, listening, and speaking using the English language.  

    L/A INTERMEDIATE ELL A, B

    Course Code:  PLA906, PLA907
    Credit: 0.5 Language Arts credit per trimester
    Prerequisite: ELL eligibility and department recommendation
    This is a two-trimester course that focuses on English language acquisition.  Students are enrolled in one class period per day. This course emphasizes and develops English skills within the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    L/A ADVANCED ELL A, B

    Course Code:  PLA909, PLA910
    Credit: 0.5 Language Arts credit per trimester
    Prerequisite: ELL eligibility and department recommendation
    This is a two-trimester course that focuses on English language acquisition.  Students are enrolled in one class period per day. This course makes provision for further development of English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    LANGUAGE AND LITERACY ELL SUPPORT INTERMEDIATE

    Course Code:  PLA908
    Credit: 0.5 General Elective credit per trimester
    Prerequisite: ELL eligibility and department recommendation
    This is a one-trimester course that will explore content with a focus on vocabulary and language development for intermediate ELL students.

    LANGUAGE AND LITERACY ELL SUPPORT ADVANCED

    Course Code:  PLA911
    Credit: 0.5 General Elective credit per trimester
    Prerequisite: ELL eligibility and department recommendation
    This is a one-trimester course that will explore content with a focus on vocabulary and language development for advanced ELL students.