English Language Learning (ELL) classes

  • These courses support English Language learners with the language skills they need to be successful in high school. Students will practice and improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Specific course content will depend on the language skill needs of each student. Course placement requires approval by ELL Teacher.

    Course Number L491                1 Elective credit                                     Grades 9-12

    In this course, English Language Learner (ELL) students will continue to practice and build upon their English language skills, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar.  

    Learning goals include both ELL standards and English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

    Class activities include discussions of inter-cultural differences and adjustment to life in the United States. Instruction will be differentiated and individualized so that students can work on individual language learning goals.

    Successful completion of this course will allow the student to earn one elective credit towards graduation requirements.  English credit is not granted for this course.

    Full-Block Course Number L494       1 Elective credit                                         Grades 9-12
    Split-Block Course Number L497      .5 Elective credit                                     Grades 9-12

    In this course, English Language Learners (ELLs) receive support for their content area school work. Students bring assignments to work on during class.

    The ELL teacher provides guidance, focusing on skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) that the student needs to work on the most. In addition, the ELL teacher communicates with the students’ subject area teachers to find out how to best support individual students for their classes.

    Specialized materials, such as ELL dictionaries, are available for student use in ELL Lab.

    This course is open to all ELLs, regardless of their current level of service. Split-block or full-block options are available. Students will receive a grade of P (Passing) or NP (Not Passing).  

    Successful completion of ELL Lab will allow students to earn elective credits towards graduation.  English credit is not granted for this course.