English Language Learner Program

ELL is a state mandated program designed to provide academic English language instruction, content instruction and academic support to students in grades 9-12 for students that meet program criteria.

Course Listing

Beginning English

Course: #7100, S1
Course: #7102, S2    
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: English is not student’s first language. Qualifying test score on the WIDA Screener or ACCESS for ELs.

Students from all over the world come to MHS. This is a course for students with a beginning level of English proficiency. Students will work collaboratively to share their knowledge as they develop their English skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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EL English 9, 10, 11/12

Course: #7120, GR 9, S1
Course: #7122, GR 9, S2
Course: #7124, GR 10, S1
Course: #7126, GR 10, S2
Course: #7128, GR 11/12, S1
Course: #7130, GR 11/12, S2
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: English is not student’s first language. Qualifying test score on the WIDA Screener or ACCESS for ELs

With a focus on language English development, students will read short stories, novels, plays, nonfiction, and poetry to study various elements of literature. Students will improve their writing and study vocabulary and grammar, including parts of speech, parts of sentences, mechanics and usage.

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EL Social Studies

Course: #7108, EL Civics I
Course: #7110, EL Civics II
Course: #7112, EL Contemporary U.S. History, S1
Course: #7114, EL Contemporary U.S. History, S2
Course: #7116, EL World History I
Course: #7118, EL World History II
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: English is not student’s first language. Qualifying test score on the WIDA Screener or ACCESS for ELs. 

These classes offer students social studies content while building English language skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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Science and Math Support

Course: #7104, S1
Course: #7106, S2
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: English is not student’s first language. Qualifying test score on the WIDA Screener or ACCESS for ELs.

This class offers students additional instruction and language support in the areas of math and science to help students access the content knowledge while learning English.

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