Secondary Office of English Learners

Secondary

The English Learner program is designed for English learners in Arlington Public Schools. The Office of English Learners both provides language development for students who are acquiring English proficiency and teaches content. Classes are provided to students using a method of teaching both academic English language as well as the content of the course (eg: language arts, social studies, science). As students become more proficient in English, the number of English Learner courses they take is reduced.

Middle School

Subject English Language Development (ELD) 1 and 2 English Language Development (ELD) 3 and 4
Language Arts ELD 1 and ELD 2 Language Arts and Reading (two periods for each level, EL 1 and EL 2): These courses are designed for English learners who are identified as EL 1 and EL 2. The courses teach English language arts and reading through a curriculum that is similar to the general education English language arts curriculum. Materials and instruction are appropriate for EL 1 and EL 2 students and allow them access to the standards of the general education courses. ELD 3 and ELD 4 Language Arts and Reading (two periods for each level).These courses are designed for English learners who are identified as EL 3 and EL 4. The courses follow the Virginia Standards of Learning for language arts and are taught using appropriate materials in order for students to understand the content while developing English language proficiency.
Social Studies ELD 1 Social Studies and ELD 2 Social Studies: Each course is designed for English learners who are identified as EL 1 and EL 2. This course follows the Virginia Standards of Learning for US History (Part 1) and builds content knowledge and English language proficiency. ELD 3-4 US History, Civics, and Economics to 1865 or General Education History. ELD 3-4 US History, Civics, and Economics to 1865 courses are designed for English learners who are identified as EL 3 or EL 4. Geography/World History courses align to the general education standards for geography and world history.
Science ELD 1 Science and ELD 2 Science: Both courses are designed for English learners who are identified as EL 1 and EL 2. The courses build background and mastery of Virginia middle school science content and English language proficiency. Science – Students are enrolled in a general education science course.
Math General Education Mathematics (with additional support, if needed, through enrollment in an EL Mathematics class): Students are enrolled in the appropriate mathematics course. If additional support is needed, a student can also be enrolled in an ELD Mathematics course that supports learning the mathematics concepts and the language of mathematics. Mathematics – Students are enrolled in a general education mathematics course.
Electives

Physical Education – Students are enrolled in general education physical education.

Elective – Students select and are enrolled in one or two general education elective(s) of their choice to match their interests as their schedule permits.

Physical Education – Students are enrolled in a general education physical education course.

Elective – Students select and are enrolled in general education electives of their choice match their interests.

High School

Subject English Language Development (ELD) 1 and 2 English Language Development (ELD) 3 and 4
Language Arts ELD 1 and ELD 2 Language Arts and Reading: These courses are designed for English learners who are identified as EL 1 or EL 2. The courses teach English language arts and reading through a curriculum that is similar to the English language arts curriculum of the general education classes. Materials and instruction are appropriate for EL 1 and EL 2 students and allow them access to the standards of the general education courses.

English 9 ELD 3-4 (two periods): These courses are designed for English learners who are identified as EL 3 or EL 4. These courses follow the English 9 Standards of Learning and are taught using appropriate materials in order for students to understand the content while developing English language proficiency.

English 10 ELD 3-4 (two periods): These courses are designed for English learners who are identified as EL 3 or EL 4. These courses follow the English 10 Standards of Learning and are taught using appropriate materials in order for students to understand the content while developing English language proficiency.

Social Studies

ELD 1 and ELD 2 Social Studies: These social studies credit-bearing classes align with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

 

ELD 3-4 or General Education Social Studies: EL 3 and EL 4 students can be enrolled in a variety of social studies classes, which can include World Geography, World History, US/Virginia History, or US Government.
Science

ELD 1 and ELD 2 Science: The course builds background on high school science content and English language proficiency.

ELD Principles of Physics: This science credit-bearing class aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning.

ELD 3-4 or General Education Science: EL 3 and EL 4 students can be enrolled in a variety of science classes, which can include Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Earth Science.
Math General Education Mathematics (with additional support, if needed, through enrollment in an EL Mathematics class): Students are enrolled in the appropriate grade level mathematics course. If additional support is needed, a student can also be enrolled in an EL Mathematics course that supports learning the mathematics concepts and the language of mathematics. Mathematics – Students are enrolled in a general education mathematics course.
Electives

Physical Education – Students are enrolled in general education physical education.

Elective – Students select and are enrolled in general education electives of their choice to match their interests, as their schedule permits.

Physical Education – Students are enrolled in a general education physical education course.

Elective – Students select and are enrolled in general education electives of their choice match their interests.