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Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Types

Full-Time Bilingual Program with ESL Support

Full-time program of instruction in all subjects that a child is required by law or rule to receive, administered in the native language of the limited English proficient student and also in English.

A bilingual program must be provided when there are 20 or more limited English proficient students in any one language classification enrolled within the school district.


School district with more than 200 Spanish-speaking students and more than 20 bilingual–certified teachers offers a self-contained program for grades K-8 and departmentalized program for grades 9-12.

The use of native language for instruction is influenced by the English language proficiency in English and academic level of student in their native language.