Capuchino High School offers English Language Development (ELD) classes and Specially Designed Academic Instruction (SDAI or Sheltered) Content Courses. These sheltered classes cover most of the same content and standards as our regular content classes, but are specially designed to meet the language needs of our EL students. In addition, our ELD teachers have been trained in the use of Constructing Meaning strategies to help support long-term English Learners. Constructing meaning provides teachers with the process and tools for imbedding explicit language instruction into content areas.
Our ELD teachers work closely with an ELD curriculum council to provide the best possible education to our English Language Learners because our school is proud of the diversity that our English Learners (ELs) add to our school communities. We have students from a vast number of countries that speak a diverse range of languages. Their cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds add an exciting dimension to our schools and we are committed to fully integrating and educating our English Learners and their families in our schools. We believe it is our collective responsibility to serve the academic, social and emotional needs our English learners. It is our hope that our EL students will develop linguistic and literacy skills in English, as well as continue to strengthen their native language(s).
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