English Language Learners (ELL) and Bilingual Education Services

The City provides educational services to students who speak a language other than English at home and are not yet proficient in English. If a school does not have a bilingual program, parents may select another school in the same school district that does have a program.

English Language Learners (ELL) programs include:

  • Transitional Bilingual Education: Instruction is in two languages. As English proficiency increases, the percentage of instruction in English increases.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL): Instruction is in English with native language support.
  • Dual Language: Instruction is 50 percent in English, 50 percent in another language. The program is designed for ELL and English proficient students.