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New ELD Bridge Program Serves Newcomer Students

SMUHSD Bridge ProgramWe are excited that the District’s newly established English Language Development (ELD) Bridge Program -- a much needed program that serves older newcomer students -- is under way and growing weekly! The ELD Bridge Program, an extension of Peninsula High School, is hosted by the Adult School and is designed to serve the district’s newcomer ELD students who are entering the SMUHSD as juniors or seniors with few to no credits and who would be better served in an alternative program. The goal is to accelerate students’ language acquisition, prepare them to successfully “bridge” to the Adult School and open up greater opportunities to fulfill students’ educational and career goals. In addition to a robust academic program consisting of double block (a two hour class) of ELD, Math and Spanish for Native Speakers, students work with bilingual mental health therapists and are exposed to a variety of guest speakers and field trips, with the goal of developing academic and social communication skills for school, work and life. We thank the Adult School administration and staff for their hospitality and we look forward to partnering with community organizations and accessing community resources that will support our students as they step into adulthood and integrate in this new society.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis Published:9/15/17
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