The Office of English Language Learners (ELL) provides a multi-faceted English language program for non-English speaking students in grades K-12. Eligibility for ELL services is determined through the use of the W-APT. The WIDA Consortium"s screening component is used to measure the students" level of English language proficiency. ELL services are offered to all eligible students either at their home school or at a nearby school.
The goal of the program is to provide ELL students with instruction in the English language by emphasizing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through the use of a structured English language approach. The program is organized to provide ELL students with a blend of specialized instructional strategies which will allow them to participate in activities with fluent English language speakers. Teachers use a variety of age appropriate, research based techniques designed to maximize instructional time. ELL uses the curriculum, course syllabi, and Standards of Learning for each subject during our instruction of ELL students.
Ms. Laurie Joyce is the ELL teacher for both Arcola and Aldie Elementary Schools.