English Language Learners (ELL)
Due to our innovative programs and mission to ensure the development of ethical, self-directed, and intellectually curious citizens of the world, New Albany Plain Local Schools continues to experience a significant population growth. Not only has the population increased in size, but the diversity has also expanded. As a result, our English Language Learners (ELL) population has more than doubled in the past six years and continues to grow every day. We currently have over 175 ELL students in grades K-12. Our ELL students are immersed in our schools in all general classrooms and are supported according to their level of proficiency. We provide English support through a variety of strategies depending on the need of the child, including the use of inclusion, pull-out programs, and additional support as needed. In addition, the ELL Staff works closely with the classroom teachers in maximizing academic vocabulary development. Through working collaboratively, our program’s goal is to have students become proficient in English in a timely matter.
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Our NAPLS families come from all over the world.
English Language Learning Services
Pull Out Instruction
- Some beginning and/or intermediate language students receive ELL Instruction
- Content area learning and vocabulary development may be reinforced during this time
Collaborative Instructional Services
- High intermediate and advanced students
- Support given in the classroom through collaboration between Classroom Teacher and ELL Staff
ELL Assisted Study Center
- ELL Staff provides instructional assistance in content areas and English language
Monitoring Advanced/Trial Mainstream
- Student participates in Mainstream Language Arts and content area classes
- ELL Teacher monitors progress for continued success in reading, writing, speaking and listening
K-12 ELL CoordinatorTim Mack614-413-7966Early Learning CenterHeather Olsen, Kindergarten
Middle SchoolTim Mack, K-12 ELL Coordinator614-413-7966High SchoolMegan Orlowski
NAPLS ELL Department Goals
- Assure that ELL students attain English proficiency.
- Integrate language and content instruction to develop academic competencies.
- Meet the same challenging academic achievement standards as all other students.
Languages ofour ELL Students
Japanese Chinese Arabic Korean Spanish Vietnamese Tamil Telugu Amharic Kannada Bengal Malayalam Bulgarian Oromo Ibo Polish Swedish Portuguese Ewe Punjabi Fulani Russian French German Gujarati Somali Macedonian Marathi Hindi Urdu