• Programs

    OUSD instructional programs for English Language Learners (ELLs) prepare students to understand and use academic English proficiently and succeed in a multilingual world. We support ELLs to reach their full potential with research-based programs that are:

    • Designed to address the needs of each ELL subgroup;
    • Aligned with the rigor of the CCSS, NGSS, California ELD Standards and California ELA/ELD Framework;
    • Driven by the Essential Practices for ELL Achievement.

ELL Instructional Programs

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  • Parents: Which describes you? (Click for more info)


    I want my child to have ELL supports in an English ONLY Setting

    My child has been in the US for less than 3 years

    I want my child to be fully bilingual and biliterate

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    Newcomer Programs


    Dual Language Programs

    English Language Acceleration Program (ELAP)

    Base program for all schools serving ELLs
      Newcomer Programs

    Programs for students that have been in the US for less than 3 years
      Dual Language Programs

    Programs for students who wish to be fully bilingual and biliterate


    For a side-by-side comparison of the programs, click here.

Family Guide to Requesting Language Programs