English Learners (EL) at JJJHS
Here at Jefferson, we offer the following sheltered EL classes:
In addition to teaching English, we want to help students discover their unique gifts and develop a life-long love of learning. We strive to create a safe, welcoming environment where students feel free to take risks with the English language without feeling they are being judged.For more information about the program, view the district overview information below.
- Language Arts, Levels 1, 2, and 3
- Social Studies, Levels 1 and 2
English Learners Overview
Program PhilosophyNaperville School District values students’ diverse backgrounds and their unique contributions to the learning community. In order to empower learners who are meeting the challenges of a new language and culture, District 203 will support English Learners as they develop social, cultural, and academic competence by creating a learning environment that:
- Expects students to meet high academic standards
- Facilitates effective communication in English through reading, writing, speaking, and listening
In this way, Naperville School District will provide EL students with an optimal learning environment in every academic setting
- Encourages risk taking and inquiry
Program InformationEnglish Learning (EL) support services are offered at the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center, all 14 District 203 elementary schools, Jefferson Junior High School and Naperville North High School. In addition to consulting with classroom teachers regarding their work with English Learners, EL teachers provide support to students both within and outside of the classroom. All English Learners participate in an annual assessment, ACCESS for ELs, to measure their growth in English language proficiency. If you have questions about the EL program in District 203, please contact the Office of Language Acquisition at 630-848-3957.