All English Learner students will have access to designated English Language Development (E.L.D.) through a Structured English Immersion (S.E.I.) Program, English Mainstream Program That includes English Language Development, or an alternative Bilingual Education Program. Any student that has been attending school in the United States for less than 6 years and who has an overall score of bridging on the California English Proficiency Exam is eligible for the SEI Program. A student who has been attending school in the United States for more than 5 years and has yet to attain English Proficiency is a long-term English Learner (L.T.E.L.) and will be placed in a mainstream English program with access to English Language Development during their school day. Additionally, any student who has been exited from EnglishLanguage Development or has met the expanding criteria on the California English Proficiency Exam is eligible for a mainstream English program with access to English Language Development. An alternative bilingual program is available where the criteria outlined is met. Each program is defined in detail in the EL Program Options link.
For more information about the San Mateo Union High School District English Learner Programs, contact Samia Shoman, Doctor of Education - Manager of English Learner & Compliance Programs - 650-558-2233 firstname.lastname@example.org