SEI- Structured English Immersion
- Structured English Immersion (SEI) is defined as an English language acquisition process in which all classroom instruction is in English but with the curriculum and instruction designed for children who are learning the language. English learners not reasonably fluent in English are provided instruction only in English. SEI includes a sequential English Language Development Program, focused on the acquisition of the language arts, including sheltered English content with primary language support as needed. Adopted English Language Development instructional materials are used. It may include core content delivered through Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English.
ELM- English Language Mainstream
- English Language Mainstream (ELM) Program: A classroom in which pupils either are native English language speakers or already have acquired reasonable fluency in English. English learners who are reasonably fluent are provided instruction “overwhelmingly” in English. It includes English language development and instruction in the English language arts based on grade level content standard with additional and appropriate instruction based on the specific needs of the student. Adopted English language arts and supplemental materials may be used. ELD instruction appropriate to the English proficiency level of each EL is provided by an authorized teacher until the student is reclassified as fluently English proficient.
Alternative Language Acquisition Programs
- Language acquisition programs are educational programs designed to ensure English acquisition occurs as rapidly and effectively as possible, and provides instruction to English learners based on the state-adopted academic content standards, including English language development (ELD) standards (EC Section 306[c]).
- Parents may provide input regarding language acquistion programs during the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (EC Section 52062). If interested in a different program from those listed above, such as a bilingual program, please contact your site administrator and complete the form following this link.
- EL Parent Request Form