English Language Development Program

  • Ellicott School District's English Language Development Program supports the growth of every English language learner, so each student becomes academically and socially fluent. The ELD program provides rigorous instruction to English language learners to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, so they achieve grade-level proficiency and become successful in workforce and post-secondary environments. The Board of Education expects the entire district staff to take ownership in assuring our English language learners demonstrate language proficiency and ultimately improve in achievement. ELD teachers and paraprofessionals empower each learner, through differentiated instruction, research-based instruction and assessments and 21st century skills. As a team committed to student success, the program uses compassion in order to create productive citizens in a global society. 

  • A+ Colorado "Many Languages, One Future" Report

    Ellicott was featured several times in this report as a leading district in the state focusing on English Language Learners for 2017. Ellicott High School had the highest median growth percentile in the state on ACCESS and the second highest percentage of students on-track.

    To view the full report, click here.

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Phone: (719) 683-2700 x2243


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Karen Abbott

Coordinator, English Language Development Program