English Language Development
Hemet Unified School District serves a diverse student population. In accordance with state guidelines, Hemet Unified School District has implemented programs for English Learners in order to provide them with access to the District’s core curriculum. The District-wide Plan for English Learners focuses on all students of diverse language backgrounds and their needs. High expectations for all students ensure that academic success is achieved. The District-wide Plan addresses the identification, program design, curriculum, staffing, instructional materials, and parent training opportunities.
The following goals have been established to ensure academic achievement and progress for English learners:To develop English fluency of English Language Learners (ELL) as effectively and rapidly as possible.
- To develop English fluency of English Language Learners (ELL) as effectively and rapidly as possible.
- To implement an instructional program that will provide students with English proficiency, academic skills and cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
- To implement effective procedures for continuous identification, assessment, and placement of students whose primary language is other than English.
- To provide equal opportunity for academic achievement.
- To implement procedures and guidelines for the redesignation of students from English Language Learner (ELL) to Fluent English Proficient (FEP) as rapidly as possible.
- To provide staff development to empower teachers with the necessary skills to meet the linguistic, cognitive and affective needs of the English learners.
- To provide for and encourage the active involvement of parents and the community in the planning and implementation of the program for English learners.
California English Learner Roadmap Policy
On July 12, 2017, the California State Board of Education approved the California English Learner Roadmap Policy: Educational Programs and Services for English Learners. This policy embraces linguistic diversity as an asset while providing the supports necessary to allow English learners meaningful access to intellectually rich and engaging curriculum (EL Roadmap, 2017). The Roadmap is built upon four principles:
- Assets-Oriented and Needs-Responsive Schools
- Intellectual Quality of Instruction and Meaningful Access
- System Conditions that Support Effectiveness
- Alignment and Articulation Within and Across Systems
The Hemet Unified School District English Learner Master Plan supports this policy in both principle and practice. It is our firm belief that our English learner students are assets to our schools and our community, and we strive to provide an educational experience that supports their academic achievement.
More information about the California EL Roadmap can be found at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/rm/
2018-2019 District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting dates:
- Wednesday, September 19, 2018
- Wednesday, December 5, 2018
- Wednesday, February 13, 2018
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Reuniones del Comite Consejero del Distrito para los Estudiantes Aprendices de Ingles (DELAC) :
- miercoles, 19 de septiembre del 2018
- miercoles, 5 de diciembre del 2018
- miercoles, 13 de febrero del 2019
- miercoles, 1 de mayo del 2019