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Programs & Services

English Learners


The School District of La Crosse provides English Learner (EL) services for EL students from Pre-Kindergarten through high school.  The vast majority of these EL students are Hmong from Laos, Thailand, and the U.S. However, EL’s representing a number of other language groups are served as well. Some of these languages include Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Urdu, Chinese, French, Japanese, Bulgarian, Laotian, and Arabic.  This representation often shifts from year to year.

Currently, we are serving 351 EL students across the District.

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.

Beginner English Class for Parents

The EL program is hosting beginner English classes for parents on Thursdays 6 pm – 8 pm, January – May at Logan Middle School.

i-Ready Resources

EL Accommodations/Modifications on Standardized Tests

Contact Information

Aimee Zabrowski

Director of Student Services
(608) 789-7655

Olga Dedkova

EL Coordinator
(608) 789-5871

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on our web page, please feel free to contact us using this form.

Mainstream EL Program

  • Direct Support Programs in all schools
  • Serving 351 students

         188 El.

         90 MS

        73 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)

    EL Staff

    Aimee Zabrowski

    Aimee Zabrowski

    Director of Student Services & EL Program Director

    (608) 789-7655

    Olga Dedkova

    Olga Dedkova

    EL Coordinator and District Interpretation / Translation Coordinator

    (608) 789-7655

    Shirley Levendoski

    Shirley Levendoski

    Administrative Assistant

    (608) 789-7634

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    608-789-5068 (Hamilton)
    • Hamilton
    • SOTA I
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    • Spence
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    • Logan High
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    • Longfellow
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    608-789-8861 (Logan High)
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    • Southern Bluffs
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    • Central
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    • North Woods
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    • North Woods International
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    • Northside/Coulee Montessori
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    608-789-7670 (Longfellow)
    • Central (on-call)
    • Lincoln
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    • Emerson
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    • Summit
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    608-789- 7767 (Hintgen)
    • Hintgen
    • Southern Bluffs
    • State Road (on-call)
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    • Hintgen
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    • Central (on-call)
    • Logan High
    • Logan Middle
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    • Logan Middle School
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    • Logan Middle
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    • Logan High
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    608-789-5512 (Emerson)
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