Division of English Learners
The LCPS EL Program is dedicated to empowering ELs to make meaningful contributions to the world by providing ELs with the necessary language skills to become independent, productive, and successful members of society.
The EL program provides EL students with instruction in the English language by emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of a structured English language approach. EL students are provided services in models that best fit the linguistic level of each student while not compromising the grade-level content and rigor. Likewise, service models are differentiated to best meet individual student needs in the most inclusive environment. A blend of age-appropriate, research-based instructional strategies, such as the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and instruction in the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards, allows ELs to access the content of the general education classroom. “The goal of English language proficiency standards is to build a foundation in the English language that will enable EL students to succeed in each academic content area.”
Family & Community EngagementEL FACE Vision Statement:
Provide opportunities for schools, families, and communities to cultivate and nurture empowering and collaborative partnerships within culturally responsive and emotionally-safe environments. LCPS student learning and academic growth is supported and encouraged by affirming and welcoming each family’s unique cultural identity.
Head Start and STEP Programs
Loudoun County Public Schools Pre-K programs, STEP & Head Start, provide a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families. Your family may qualify for these programs if you:
- reside in Loudoun County, Virginia
- your child meets age guidelines and
- your family meets income guidelines or your child has an identified disability (IEP)
Though families may qualify, spaces are limited and selection is based on need, not “first come, first serve".
Welcome CenterThe Welcome Center of Loudoun County Public Schools helps families and students, registering with a language other than English, develop their personalized educational goals.