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English Learners

Contact Information

Erica Gordon,
Director of Special Services


The Mt. Angel School District provides English Language Development programs for all eligible English Language Learners K-12 grades.  Each school in our district offers those eligible with at least 30 minutes of uninterrupted instruction around increasing English language proficiency skills.  The instruction addresses four domains:

  1. Reading,
  2. Writing,
  3. Speaking and
  4. Listening

Skills and proficiency levels are annually assessed through our state required English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21). Scores are reported to families in a language that they use and understand and are submitted to the state as a requirement.

Mt. Angel has formally adopted National Geographic's ELD curriculum , as the main curriculum for instruction. At elementary, it is called Reach.  At middle school, it's titled Inside and at high school it is called Edge.  St. Mary's also offers ELD instruction taught by highly-qualified ESOL-endorsed classroom teachers.  For further information see the ESSA webpage of our Special Services Department.

For families of English learners there is a lot to know, including how their children are:

  • Identified as English learners
  • Taught English and other subjects
  • Tested, tested, and tested some more
  • Designated as proficient in academic English and moved out of English learner services

"The Parent Guide for English Learners" gives you basic information about each of these topics. It will help you talk with your child’s school, ask the right questions, and support your child on their journey as an English learner. English and Spanish versions are available. 

Please click on the link below to read in English and Spanish:

Para familias de estudiantes de aprendizaje de ingles hay mucho que saber, incluyendo como son sus hijos:

  • Identificacados como aprendiz de Ingles
  • Enseñados Ingles y otras materias
  • Probado, probado, y probado aun mas
  • Designado como competente en Ingles academico y trasladado del servicio de aprendizaje de Ingles

"La Guía de Padres para Estudiantes de aprendizaje de  Inglés" le brinda información básica sobre cada uno de estos temas. Le ayudará a hablar con la escuela de su hijo, a hacer las preguntas correctas y apoyar a su hijo en su viaje como estudiante de aprendizaje de  inglés. Están disponibles versiones en inglés y español.

Por favor, haga clic en el siguiente enlace para leer en inglés y español:

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