English Language Learners

English Learner services, in combination with general education, provides students (K-12) with linguistic development accessing grade level academic content as they acquire English language proficiency. English Learner students receive appropriately differentiated levels of direct services based on their language proficiency and grade level.

  • We BELIEVE that every student has the capacity to achieve academic success and make a positive contribution to society.

  • We VALUE the diversity of our community and recognize the importance of celebrating this diversity within the learning environment.

  • We RECOGNIZE that systemic barriers exist and are key contributing factors in the pervasive, disparate student achievement outcome within our school system.

Our diverse population of learners will have equal access to rigorous academic content while acquiring language proficiency through sheltered instruction so that they are ready for lifelong success after graduation. As a community we will create awareness that it takes from 5-10 years to achieve academic language proficiency and we assume simultaneous development of language and content-area knowledge. 

Have questions? Need help? Family liaisons assist and provide outreach to families where English is a second language and cultural differences may inhibit parental communication and participation at school. Learn more...

Contact

Assistant Director of Accelerated Models and Programs
Elizabeth Meza

Phone Number
425-408-7684

Email
emeza@nsd.org