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English Learner Program

Our team of teachers are dedicated to supporting all English Learners develop their acquisition of academic English. We are proud to offer English classes at all levels to meet student needs, as well as classes in the core content areas of Science, History, and Math that support English development and content learning. We believe that every student should engage in curriculum that is relevant to them and supports their learning.

EL Team

EL Coordinators: Jennifer Hilleary & Rachelle Bascom
EL Vice Principal: Peter Newman
District EL Curriculum Coach: Natasha Moore
BTA’s (Bilingual Teaching Associates)
  • Martin Escoto (Spanish) M-F 8:00-2:30
  • Shady Thao (Hmong) M-F 7:30-2:30
  • Luen Law (Mandarin & Cantonese) Tues & Thurs 8:00-2:30

BTA Duties

Provide primary language assistance to parents by: 
- Assisting with parent meetings
  • Conferences
  • Student Study Teams & IEP Meetings
  • Extension of Suspension & Expulsion Hearings
  • Home Visits
- Provide written translation services
  • School Level
  • District Level

EL Program Overview

EL English Classes Offered:
  1. Beginning English (Edge Fundamentals – Double Blocked)
  2. Early Intermediate English (Edge A – Double Blocked)
  3. Intermediate English (Edge B)
  4. Early Advanced English (Edge C)
EL English Support Classes Offered:
  1. Writing for Discussion & Debate (Yearlong)
  2. College & Career Writing (Yearlong)
EL Science Classes Offered:
  1. EL General Science
  2. EL Biology
EL Math Classes Offered:
  1. EL Math I (Double Blocked)
EL Social Science Classes Offered:
  1. Beginning Social Science
  2. Early Intermediate Social Science
  3. Intermediate Social Science
  4. Early Advanced Social Science