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EL Services

Welcome to the English Language Services Page
Students learning English need special support to become proficient with English and English language related to academic skills. To help us achieve great results, we have developed a Master Plan to guide our work. Additionally we have developed a special improvement plan to guide our spending of our Federal Title 3 funds (BHUSD T3 Improvement Plan). A copy of both plans are posted below. As part of our Master Plan to increase student achievement we have established special committees at each school and at the district. These committees help guide our work and are comprised of parents of English Learners (EL). At the schools this committee is call the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and the district level this committee is called the District English Language Advisory Committee.
English Learner Program

The following programs are offered to all students who are English Learners. Please see the EL Teacher at your school for more information on the programs below and after-school assistance programs.
•Structured English Immersion (SEI) with daily English Language Development (ELD). This model provides an English acquisition process in which nearly all classroom instruction is in English but some native language support and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) is provided to make all instruction comprehensible for English learners at the beginning or early intermediate levels. English Language Development (ELD) is provided daily.
•English Language Classroom (ELC) is for students who are English learners (EL) who have acquired reasonable fluency in English. All instruction is in English with Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies utilized to make curriculum understandable to English Learners at the intermediate level or above. English Language Development (ELD) is provided daily.
•English Mainstream Classroom (EMC) is for students whose initial test results identify them as Fluent English Proficient (I-FEP) students. This classroom is designed for English only (EO), FEP students, and students reclassified as FEP. All instruction is provided in English with English curriculum materials. English Language Development (ELD) is provided daily.
Also below are the 2013-2014, 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2016  agendas for the BHUSD DELAC. Additionally, our budget to implement our EL Title 3 Improvement Plan is posted below.  For more information about EL services at your child's school, please contact:
-Karen Moses at BHHS
-Phillip Babcock at BV and HM
-Lindsay Pomerantz at ER and Hawthorne
-Cherryne Luesang, Coordinator of Special Projects
-Chris Hertz, Director of Student Services.
We have developed a special partnership with the Beverly Hills Public Library. The library offers outstanding resources for EL students and for EL parents such as online tutoring for students and English classes for parents. Please use this link to access the BHPL website:

Thank you,
Chris Hertz