English Learner Program
Welcome, all students and families to the Intermediate School District 287 English Learner (EL) Program home page. This site is designed to inform parents, students, educators, and other community members about our current EL programming and provide related links to other useful information.
The ISD 287 EL Program supports learners in developing English language needed to succeed in school and beyond. Language instruction is delivered by licensed EL teachers and highly qualified EL paraprofessionals at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. Instruction is delivered in English and targets the development of both language and academic content.
Our K-12 EL instructional model emphasizes learning language through content. EL teachers help students build a foundation of content knowledge, academic problem-solving skills, and language proficiency. This foundation helps ELs access academic content in their grade-level classes. Content-based text series have been adopted at all grade levels (K-12) to support this model.