We offer multiple programs to the District’s more than 16,500 English Learners (ELs). These include English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, Bilingual/Dual Language programs, the Newcomer Learning Academy, and our English Learner Summer Program.

See the English Language Development / Bilingual Education Program Manual here.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps ELs improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Bilingual/Dual Language Programs

Six elementary schools offer classes in both English and Spanish.

Newcomer Learning Academy

NLA is a four-year English language study program for students ages 14-20 which is geared towards students who have had limited or interrupted formal education (SIFE/SLIFE).

English Learner Summer Program

This federally-funded summer program is open to middle school English Learners and provides instruction in English as a second language and science or mathematics. Enrichment activities such as dance, art, and music are also provided by community based organizations.