• Special programs of instruction are available for students who have been identified as English Language Learners (ELL). ELL classes are offered in all high schools except where a school has too few students. In schools with very small enrollments,students may be transported to nearby schools with larger student enrollments so that students can participate in the ELL program.
     
    When students enroll in Loudoun County, they are asked several home language questions on the student registration form. If a language other than English is indicated in any of these responses, an English language proficiency test is administered by a trained instructor.The test helps determine the student’s proficiency level, one factor that will help to determine what classes are most appropriate for the student.
     
    Each student’s placement is determined on an individualized basis. Factors that should be considered before determining course placement include but are not limited to:
    • Proficiency level
    • Prior educational experience
    • Student transcripts
    ELL students must meet all graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma. In some cases, high school age students who possess little or no English skills or who have limited or no prior education may need more than four years to complete the credits and testing needed for graduation from high school. In these instances, age waivers for students 19 years or older may be submitted by the high school principal to the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services in order to grant the student an additional year in the LCPS school system.
     
     
    ELL Literacy 1 190011
    Grades 9-12 Elective Credit: 1
    In this course, Proficiency Level 1.5–2.0 ELL students will develop their literacy skills through a variety of reading and writing activities. Students will learn strategies to support their development as active and critical readers and will explore a variety of text types, including both fiction and nonfiction. Students will also create original compositions of varying lengths, styles, and types to support their growth as writers in core content and elective study areas.
     
    ELL Literacy 2 190012
    Grades 9-12 Elective Credit: 1
    In this course, Proficiency Level 2.1–2.9 ELL students will expand their literacy skills in order to become more mature readers and better writers. Students will apply a variety of reading strategies as they become more active and critical readers of increasingly challenging fiction and nonfiction texts. Students will also create original compositions of varying lengths,styles, and types as they expand their skills as writers. 
     
    Newcomer English (Formerly EWLI) 394010
    Grades 9-12 World Language Credit: 1
    In this course, Proficiency Level 1.0–1.9 ELL students learn English vocabulary,grammar, and sentence structure to assist them in the development of academic, cultural, and life skills. Students will develop their literacy skills through a variety of reading and writing activities while exploring various text types including fiction and non-fiction.All four language domains (listening,speaking,reading, and writing) are incorporated in order to support students’acquisition of academic English.
     
    English as a World Language (EWL) 395010
    Grades 9-12 World Language Credit: 1
    In this course, Proficiency Level 2.0–2.9 ELL students learn to expand their communication skills in the four language domains (listening,speaking,reading, and writing). Complex vocabulary, grammatical, and sentence structures are used to extend students’development of academic English.
     
    Advanced English Language Learners (ADV ELL) 197010
    Grades 9-12 English Credit: 1
    In this course, Proficiency Level 3 ELL students engage in the four language domains—listening,speaking,reading, and writing—around a variety of topics and themes as they refine their academic English. This course must be taught by a teacher with VA licensure in 9-12 English.
     
    Newcomer ELL Mathematics Concepts (Formerly ELL Math) 588010
    Grades 9-12 Elective Credit: 1 (not a math credit)
    In this course,Newcomer ELL students (Proficiency Level 1.0- 1.9) learn the language of mathematics along with key concepts of the grade-level mathematics curricula of Algebra I and Geometry.The Newcomer ELL Math Concepts course can be taken concurrently with a grade-level mathematics course to provide additional support for ELL students.This course is most appropriate for students at low levels of English proficiency who possess limited background in mathematics and/or have had limited or interrupted prior schooling.
     
    Newcomer ELL Science Concepts (Formerly ELL Science Concepts 1) 650310
    Grades 9-12 Elective Credit: 1 (not a science credit)
    In this course,Newcomer ELL students (Proficiency Level 1.0–1.9) learn the language of science along with key concepts of the grade-level science curricula, including general science theory, earth science, and biology.The Newcomer ELL Science Concepts course can be taken concurrently with a grade-level science course to provide additional support for ELL students. This course is most appropriate for students at low levels of English proficiency who possess limited background in science and/or have had limited or interrupted prior schooling. 
     
    Newcomer ELL Social Science Concepts (Formerly ELL Social Studies Concepts 1) 770010
    Grades 9-12 Elective Credit: 1 (not a social science credit)
    In this course,Newcomer ELL students (Proficiency Level 1.0- 1.9) learn the language of social science along with key concepts of the grade-level social science curricula, including World History and United States and Virginia History.The ELL Social Science Concepts course can be taken concurrently with a grade-level social science course to provide additional support for ELL students.This course is most appropriate for students at low levels of English proficiency who possess limited background in social science and/or have had limited or interrupted prior schooling