English Learner Program

Reclassification of English Learners

Required Criteria

Academics and Courses Offered

Courses are designed to meet students at their language proficiency level.

ELD

Newcomers enter English Language Development (ELD) classes between levels 1-4.

All ELD classes are available for students in grades 9-12.

- ELD 1: This two-period class meets the needs of EL students at the beginning level.

- ELD 2: This two-period class meets the needs of EL's at the early intermediate level.

- ELD 3: This one-period class meets the needs of EL's at the intermediate level.

- ELD 4: This one-period class meets the needs of EL's at the early advanced level.

Edge curriculum, designed for EL students, is used in all our ELD classes in conjunction with the

English Language Development Standards for California and the Common Core State Standards.

SDAIE

SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English) classes are grade level specific and are

offered to EL students at the early advanced and advanced levels. These classes follow the same course

of study as their non-SDAIE counterparts and are college preparatory classes. SDAIE classes are offered

in: English Language Arts, Essentials of Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Chemistry, Biology, World History, U.S. History,

Government/Economics, and Computer Explorations.

For students who are long term EL's, we offer a Seminar Class to support their English development.

The majority of our EL students are mainstreamed in regular, honors, and AP classes.

Support Personnel

paw Tina Hernandez

English Learner Program Coordinator

(760) 290-2751

tina.hernandez@smusd.org

paw  Lupita Magana

English Learner Program Assistant

(760) 290-2743

maria.magana@smusd.org

paw America Perez

ELAC President (2018-2019)

paw Julie Bravo

Migrant Education Representative

(760) 290-2747

Other Support Programs

- Migrant Education: Program for migrant students.

- Gear Up: Preparing students for college.

- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination): Preparing students for college.

- Counseling Department: Helping students meet graduation requirements.

- School Site Council: Represents parents, teachers, students, and classified personnel.

- DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Council): Composed of parents and district personnel.