In alignment to District 300’s mission, to become college and career ready upon graduation, the English Learners department in District 300 is to ensure that linguistically diverse students are provided quality education that will enable them to attain English proficiency, achieve academically, and continuously strive to eliminate the achievement gap within a socially, linguistically and culturally supportive environment.
Overview of Grade Levels:
In elementary schools, ESL students are in a general education class and receive language support through the ESL teacher for 30-45 minutes daily in the content area of English Language Arts.
In middle schools, a sheltered instruction approach is used to teach both language and content simultaneously. Students are in a sheltered English Language Arts class with an ESL teacher depending on their schedule. Students that are not taught in a sheltered instruction approach are provided language support by the ESL teacher. The amount of minutes a student is seen by the ESL teacher is dependent on their level of language proficiency.
In high schools, a sheltered instruction approach is used to teach both language and content simultaneously. Students are in a sheltered English Language Arts class with an ESL teacher.
Director of English Learner
Services and World Languages