Learning Support Services

 English Learner Program (EL)

Jamie Lafuze, EL Program Coordinator 
(858) 521-2748



What is English Language Development (ELD)?
English Language Development (ELD) is the language arts curriculum for all currently identified English learners.  The curriculum is based on the State’s English Language Development (ELD) Standards and provides a pathway for English learners of all proficiency levels to eventually meet or exceed the regular grade-level English Language Arts Standards.  The state’s ELD standards are available online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/documents/eldstndspublication14.pdf.   All identified English learners must receive daily level-appropriate ELD from a certificated teacher until they are reclassified out of the English learner program.  For students at the lower levels of English proficiency, the instruction will focus on basic vocabulary development, oral language development, and foundational reading and writing skills.  At the higher levels of proficiency, the ELD curriculum provides support for students to meet the regular grade-level English Language Arts Standards.  In addition to ELD, English learners will also receive instruction in other content areas (math, social science, electives) with appropriate support.  


The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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