807 East Avenue South | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608.789.7600

English Language Learners

Program/Course Offerings

The district’s EL program is a “Content-Based EL” program.  This model supports “Push In,” and “Intervention” approaches to meeting EL student needs.  The EL program serves students in all district elementary, middle, and high school buildings.


Mainstream EL Program

  • Direct Support Programs in all schools
  • Serving 414 students

         283 El.

         71 MS

        60 HS students

  • 15 active second language groups served: Hmong, Spanish, Mandarin, Laotian, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Russian, Telugu (Indian), Thai, Urdu (Pakistan), Albanian, Romanian, Hindi (Indian), Khmer (Cambodia), Amharic (Ethiopia)
  • Supported by 13 ELL Teachers and 14 Teacher Assistants

 

EL Population Analysis 2018

EL Population Trend Graph

English Language

Learners (EL)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS PROGRAM STAFF

Aimee Zabrowski
Director of Student Services
608-789-7655
azabrows@lacrossesd.org

Katie Kusilek
EL Coordinator
608-789-8948
kkusilek@lacrossesd.org

 

Helpful Links & Resources

WIDA: ACCESS Test Administration and EL Guidance

https://www.wida.us

School District of La Crosse EL Best Practices Handbook

EL Handbook 2015

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: Tools for the Classroom

http://siop.pearson.com/about-siop/

http://www.tolerance.org/supplement/sheltered-instruction-observation-protocol-siop

Elementary ELL PlanningMiddle School ELL PlanningHigh School ELL Planning

ELL Science Adventures

ELL Science Adventures Conference