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English Language Learners


About our Program:

The major goals of the program for English language learners in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District are:

  • to develop proficiency in English;
  • to give English language learners access to the District’s core curriculum as rapidly and as effectively as possible in an established English-language classroom or in an alternative course of study with curriculum designed for such students. 

All English learners are enrolled in English Language Mainstream or Structured English Immersion classrooms with CLAD / SDAIE certified teachers. Students with limited-English proficiency in grades K-5 may receive additional assistance on a regular schedule with a designated teacher, and instructional paraeducators provide assistance in both the regular and ELD classrooms. Students in grades 6-8 receive designated ELD instruction and assistance with mainstream classroom work on a regular schedule from a certified CLAD teacher.

English language learners are redesignated as fluent English proficient (R-FEP) after meeting established criteria to ensure that these students have overcome language barriers, have recouped any academic deficits incurred in other areas of the curriculum, and can demonstrate proficiency in English comparable to that of the District’s average native English-language speakers.

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