The ELL Program is committed to the academic success of its students through the teaching of communication, literacy, academic language skills, and American culture. Students will learn English and have the skills to be successful in school and graduate from high school.
The English Language Learners Program serves children whose first language is not English and who are learning English language literacy skills along with their grade level content knowledge and skills.
Students attend their neighborhood school. Beginning English learners in grades 6-8 usually attend Chinook Middle School, and grades 9-12 usually attend North Thurston High School, where a larger number of English support classes are available.
Parents or guardians wishing to access ELL services for their children should begin by talking to the office professionals at their neighborhood school. They will assist you with the process.
Interpreters are available to assist parents or guardians. Contact your school to request an interpreter for parent-teacher conferences, school meetings, or to answer questions about ELL.