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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

English Language Learners

The English Language Learners program serves students in grades K-12 who qualify based on the following criteria: 

  • A language other than English is spoken at home. 
  • The student’s level of English proficiency. 
  • The student’s academic skills and classroom assignments.

The ELL program is designed to support students in achieving English language proficiency.  Students receive support in the classroom and in small group instruction, depending on their proficiency level.  Students remain in the ELL program until they reach proficiency in academic English.  The length of time required to achieve English language proficiency is dependent on many factors, such as, initial proficiency in English, educational experiences, and rate of progress. 


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