Summer Office Hours
For an eight-week period from June 11 – August 3, all District schools and the Administration Center for Education will be open Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays. In addition, District offices will be closed July 4 in honor of Independence Day. 

The Administration Center for Education will be open to the public from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hours at the individual schools will vary. Due to limited office staff during this time, please contact the school to confirm someone will be available to assist you when planning your visit.  Click here for a phone directory. 

ELD Acronyms

EL - English Learner; someone who learns English.

ELD - English Language Development [formerly known as English as a Second Language or ESL]; a class that teaches English to students that speak another language

TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

LEP - Limited English Proficiency

SLA - Second Language Acquisition

BICS - Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills; English needed for simple conversations; social language

CALP - Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency; English needed for learning; academic language

DI - Direct Instruction

S - Support

ACCESS - Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State; annual test for English language proficiency

Alternate ACCESS - test for students 1st – 12th classified as ELLs and have significant cognitive disabilities that prevent meaningful participation in the ACCESS for ELLs assessment

W-APT - WIDA ACCESS Placement Test

WIDA - World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment

LEA - Local Education Agency; school district

Title III - federally funded language instruction for limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

HLS - Home Language Survey

AMAO - Annual Measurable Achievement Objective; accountability component of Title III

PHLOTE - Primary or Home Language Other Than English
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