English Language Development (ELD) courses are intended for limited and non-English proficient students to develop their English language skills. Placement in the program is based on multiple-measures: initial assessment, state testing, district-wide local common assessments, and recommendations.
The design of instruction at all levels is to support students in becoming independent, strategic, critical readers, writers, listeners and speakers who can communicate effectively for various purposes across all disciplines. The goal of the ELD program is for students to exit in order to enter into the mainstream classes with minimal support. All ELD classes count toward graduation credit.