MISSION

"To ensure academic achievement for all English Learners by promoting English language proficiency through rigorous instruction that integrates both content and language learning and by valuing our students’ rich language and cultural backgrounds."

SERVICES

DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION

This model assures proficiency (builds high levels of skill or competence) in two languages. Instruction is given in both English and Spanish in classrooms that typically have half native English speakers and half native Spanish speakers.

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE — (ESL)

This program uses special methods and special curriculum to teach English to students whose native language is not English. 

Listening, speaking, reading, writing, study skills, vocabulary and cultural orientation (information related to native English language speakers) is provided. ESL instruction is usually in English supported by the student’s native language if possible.

 

TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL 

This model utilizes a student’s primary language for instruction.  It develops skills in the primary language (Spanish) and culture while introducing and developing skills in English. Students enrolled at a school designated Transitional Bilingual will receive ESL instruction and/or native language instruction.

 

Dr. Mayda Bahamonde-Gunnell
Executive Director of Middle Schools /K-8 & ELL
1331 Franklin SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616-819-7266  
Fax: 616-819-2104

  • Dr. Mayda Bahamonde-Gunnell Executive Director of Middle Schools /K-8 & ELL