English Language Learners (ELL)

WPHS offers a comprehensive program for English Language Learners who need to develop their English language proficiency to experience success in a regular academic program. We address needs through a variety of services including ELL English classes, bilingual content classes, and Spanish for native speakers. Our ELL classes are smaller than traditional classes so that we can offer more time and more intensive instruction and provide students with the tools they need to learn content material. We utilize a variety of methods to support the acquisition of basic language skills involving listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Program Goals

  • Ensure that students become proficient users of English for social and academic purposes.
  • Ensure that students receive a high quality high school education in all subject areas.
  • Provide students the opportunity to further develop their home languages.