The mission of the ELL/Bilingual Department is to help our students develop critical thinking skills as well as become fluent speakers, listeners, readers, and writers of the English language in order to succeed in and contribute to the academic, professional, and social settings of their choosing.
Bilingual classes are conducted in a continuum of language according to the students’ level of English development. Technology is integrated into all levels of instruction, and students are encouraged to use 21st Century resources to express critical understandings. ELL courses are anchored by proficiency-based objectives. Through carefully constructed performance-based assessments, students are able to demonstrate movement towards program benchmarks.