Aurora Charter School

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ELL Program

English Language Learner Program

Aurora Charter School provides ESL services to students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELL). In the primary grades (K-2), English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are delivered four times per week for 30 minutes each session. These classes are primarily designed to give students exposure to the English language while learning to read, write, and speak in Spanish. At the intermediate grade levels (3-5), Language Arts is co-taught with an ESL teacher. Co-teaching Language Arts with an ESL teacher provides sheltered instruction support for ELL students. Students with the lowest Limited English Proficiency (LEP) status, according to the W-APT or WIDA ACCESS tests are pulled-out for small group instruction. At the Middle School level all students have an ESL class in addition to their English Language Arts class. They receive sheltered English instruction in Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. Students with the lowest LEP status according to the W-APT or WIDA ACCESS tests are pulled out for small group instruction.