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English Learners

English Learner Program

Students who speak a language other than English and who are not yet fluent in English are identified as English learners. Our English learners come from a variety of different cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  These students enter school with very different language abilities than their English-only peers, so we provide them with appropriate services and instruction that enable them to develop English language fluency and successfully access the core curriculum.


District English Learner Advisory Committee

California school districts with more than 50 English learners must form a District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) to advise district staff and the Board of Trustees on the programs and services provided for English learners.


2021/22 DELAC Meeting Schedule
November 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
February 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
April 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m.


English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
State and federal law require school districts to annually administer a state test of English proficiency to English learners. The ELPAC is aligned to the California English Language Development Standards and assesses a student’s ability to read, write, listen, and speak the English language. Students who are able to demonstrate proficiency in these four areas, and who are able to successfully interact with grade-level curriculum are reclassified as Fluent English Proficient during our annual reclassification process. Students who are not yet considered proficient in English continue to get the instruction and support they need to become proficient. To help students do their best on this annual assessment, families can access online practice ELPAC tests.