English Language Learners

English Language Learners Program Goals
The San Jacinto Unified School District’s program goals for English learners are as follows:
Ensure that English learners acquire full proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible and attain parity with native speakers of English.
Ensure that English learners, within a reasonable period of time, achieve the same rigorous grade-level academic standards that are expected of all students.
In order to accomplish these goals, all English learners are provided with English language development (ELD)  instruction targeted to their English proficiency level and appropriate academic instruction in one of three settings:
  • Structured English Immersion (SEI)—A classroom setting where English learners who have not yet acquired reasonable fluency in English, as defined by the school district, receive instruction through an English language acquisition process, in which nearly all classroom instruction is in English but with a curriculum and presentation designed for children who are learning the language.
  • English Language Mainstream (ELM)—A classroom setting for English learners who have acquired reasonable fluency in English, as defined by the school district. In addition to ELD instruction, English learners continue to receive additional and appropriate educational services in order to recoup any academic deficits that may have been incurred in other areas of the core curriculum as a result of language barriers.
  • Alternative Program (Alt)—A language acquisition process in which English learners receive ELD instruction targeted to their English proficiency level and academic subjects are taught in the primary language, as defined by the school district. Placement in an alternative program is triggered by the parents through a parental exception waiver.
Reclassification (Exit Criteria)
English learners must demonstrate fluency to insure they are ready to be Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP).  EL students must meet the following District criteria in order to be reclassified:
  • Overall Performance of a 4 on the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)
  • Teacher  evaluation (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Scale 
  • Parent Consultation
  • Range of performance in basic skills in an English assessment (iReady (k-8th) Exact Path (9-12)) relative to English proficient students in the same grade level
Quick Links
Dulce Noriega
English Learners and Categorical Programs
Monica Portugal 
English Language Resource Teacher
Janet Carrillo
Secretary I
Maria Valencia
English Learner Program Technician
Marlene Hernandez
Categorical  Programs Technician
District English Learner Advisory Committee
Agendas and Minutes: