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Language Development and Instruction Services and Support

Program Options for English Learners

  • Emma Sanchez, Executive Director, Ext. 1521
  • Patricia Pimentel, Coordinator, Ext. 1523
  • Nancy Rojas, Coordinator, Ext. 1525
  • Gloria Velarde, District Resource Teacher, Ext. 1552
  • Lorena Beifuss, District Resource Teacher, Ext. 1506

Department Mission:

The District’s Shared Vision and Values are the foundation for the Department's Mission: Offer quality language programs to ensure opportunities to develop multiliteracy for all students.

  • Monitoring system to ensure the required progress in English proficiency and mastery of grade level standards is attained by all English Learners
  • Broad commitment and leadership devoted to language acquisition and multiliteracy by all District staff.
  • Unity of purpose in site implementation of programs for language acquisition and development.
  • Sufficient resources for quality curriculum, leadership, staffing, and professional growth needs.
  • A Districtwide data collection system to ensure quality education for all second language learners.
  • Full inclusion of parents/community in the educational process and program planning.

Services and Support Offered:

  • English Learner Services
  • English Language and Literacy Programs for English Learners
  • Textbook adoption for Spanish Language
  • Newcomer Services and Support
  • State and Federal Programs: Title I, Title III, Title V, EIA LEP
  • Staff Development
  • EL Instructional Assistant Support and Paraprofessional Development
  • Private Schools
  • Language Census
  • Language Proficiency Assessments
  • Compliance Program Monitoring (CPM)
  • English Language Acquisition Program (ELAP)
  • District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)
  • English Language Development program monitoring

English Learner (EL) Master Plan:

On November 16, 2004, the Board of Education of the Chula Vista Elementary School District adopted the English Learner (EL) Master Plan. The Plan was developed in collaboration with a group of District administrators and teachers with presentation at parent forums throughout the District. The plan provides the following components:

  • Initial identification
  • Placement of students
  • Program options and parental exception waivers
  • Instructional programs
  • Reclassification
  • Staffing authorization
  • Professional development
  • Accountability and evaluation
  • Parent Advisory committees
  • Funding

The Plan serves as a vehicle to address the continuously changing needs of students and as a guide for program implementation, improvement, and decision making. The Plan was distributed to school sites in the spring 2005 for its implementation. Its components for site administrators were reviewed in August of 2005. To view a copy of the plan, please click here.

CVESD English Language Development Master Plan

Alternative Bilingual Schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District:

  • Castle Park Elementary
  • Lauderbach Elementary


New English Language Development Standards were adopted on November 7, 2012 by the State Board of Education.

ELD standards help guide curriculum, instruction, and assessment for English learners who are developing the English language skills needed to engage successfully with state subject matter standards for college and career readiness.

To view a copy of the new "English Language Development Standards for California Public Schools," pleaseclick here.

¡Colorín colorado! A bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners: click here.

Information Guide and California English Language Development Test (CELDT) resources, click here:English / Spanish

Title III Accountability Reports, click here.

Reparable Harm Report by Laurie Olsen, click here.

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