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The English Language Development Bridge Program

  • The English Language Development Bridge Program is designed to serve English Language Development level 1 students entering the San Mateo Union High School District as seniors with few to no credits who would be better served in an alternative program. Providing this alternative will allow the teachers to design curriculum to specifically meet these particular students’ needs, take into account that they have gaps in their education, and prepare them to be successful when they transition into the adult school to complete their English as a Second Language pathway or go on the community college. The goal is  to accelerate students’ language acquisition and start Adult School at the intermediate level instead of the beginning level, allowing them to access more classes and be more successful.