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English Learners (EL)

Students who are identified as English Learners (EL) in the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District are served in an instructional program designed to meet varying needs across proficiency levels. Licensed teachers are available at Wilshire Park Elementary, St. Anthony Middle School, and St. Anthony Village High School.

Mission of EL program

While honoring and building on the personal and cultural assets of each student, we empower learners with social and academic language skills. We work collaboratively to dismantle systemic barriers, thus ensuring equitable access for all.

EL program goals

  • Empowering students
    • Social and academic language skills
  • Recognizing and celebrating individual differences and acknowledging the whole student
  • Building an identity as a learner
  • Fostering connections 
  • Working with staff to meet the needs of our students

Home language questionnaire 

A home language questionnaire (HLQ ) is completed for all students who enroll in our district.  The HLQ is the first step in determining whether a student is eligible for English Learner programs and services. 

Parent notification of EL services

When a student is first identified as an English Learner, we notify parents that EL services are available to the student. All parents have the option of declining EL services.

Seven Steps of English Learner (EL) Service

District contact

Lori Casey

EL Consultant & Coordinator
District Office

Contacts by level/school