The English Language Learner Kindergarten offers Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students an extended-day program to enable students to enter first grade better prepared to engage in English language classroom activities. LEP students attend their neighborhood school for half of the school day and then attend the extended-day LEP Kindergarten Center for the remaining half-day. While in the center, emphasis is placed on increasing the student's facility in English. Positively impacting English development during the Kindergarten year will help students to be more successful in the school setting and will help motivate students to stay in school and graduate.
Enrollment in the center is limited to 20 students per session. Students must be tested with the Idaho English Language Assessment and score below the Beginning level to qualify for the ELL Kindergarten Center. Students attending the morning session are fed breakfast and students attending the afternoon session are fed lunch. The program is housed at the Fox Hollow Elementary, Erickson, and Bush. ELL Kindergarten students are bussed to and from their home school.
ELL Kindergarten students are selected, based on regular Kindergarten teacher referral, the students' IELA score and the students' ability to communicate and learn in English. The ELL Kindergarten teacher notifies the parents of student placement into the ELL Kindergarten. ELL Kindergarten classes start two weeks after the start of school in the fall.
If you have any questions regarding the ELL Kindergarten you may contact the Student Achievement & School Improvement Office at 525-7533.