English Language Learners (ELL)

The Sequim School District values English Learners. We believe our ELs are an asset, enriching our student body and learning with languages, cultures, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our goal is to develop students’ English language proficiency to enable meaningful access to grade level curricula and instruction.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, students enrolled in the English Language Learner Program will receive services delivered using the supportive mainstream model in which English language and content will be taught collaboratively by the classroom teacher and the ELL teacher. Services will be provided to emerging and developing English Learners as they work toward English language proficiency.

Sequim School District follows Washington state procedure by:

  • Identifying English Learners using the Home Language Survey and ELPA21 Screener
  • Providing English instruction to eligible students using the supportive mainstream model
  • Assessing growth in English proficiency annually using ELPA21 or WIDA Alternate Access for some ELs with disabilities
  • Monitoring students’ academic progress for two years after reaching English proficiency to ensure success

For more information, please contact:

Sonja Younger – English Language Learner Teacher and Coordinator
syounger@sequimschools.org
(360) 808-5478

Victor Lancheros - Paraeducator and Native Spanish Speaker
vlancheros@sequimschools.org
(360) 808-4366