English Learner Program

  • The English Language Development (ELD) program serves beginning and intermediate level English Learners (ELs) who are new to school in the United States. The goal of the program is to enable students to communicate effectively in English for academic, social and career success. Students take one to three ELD classes a day and are eligible to take sheltered classes with other EL students in the Social Studies, Math and Science departments. Students exit the ELD program as soon as they are able to succeed in mainstream English. Most students exiting the program are still ELs; however, their level of English fluency is high enough for their success in mainstream English.