The primary goal of the ELL Program is to increase student access to quality education, while providing guidance and support to other professionals within the school community who are involved in the education of ELL students.
To accommodate the growth in the number of second language learners coming to our district has strengthened its commitment to provide appropriate learning environments and support services for second language learners and their families.
Identification of ELL Students
The state of Michigan requires that students new to District complete a home language survey (HLS) in order to identify those students who may require ELL services.
If a language other than English is indicated on the HLS, an assessment is given within 30 days of the student's enrollment. The assessments, determines a student's eligibility for ELL services. If a student is eligible for ELL services, the student will be placed in the appropriate program.