The Office of English Language Learners is committed to providing supports and services to all English Language Learners (ELLs) in order to make their learning experience successful. All Red Clay Consolidated School District schools provide language development support to our ELLs. Students who qualify for services will receive the additional support required to increase their English language skills. All ELLs have access to the general education curriculum, as well as additional resources that target English language development.
Once a student is registered and there is a language other than English spoken in the home, the information is sent to the Office of English Language Learners in order for the student to be assessed. Based on their results, the level of support and services to be provided is determined. After students are identified as ELLs and receiving the appropriate instructional support, they will continue to be assessed annually with the ACCESS for ELLs until they meet the exit criteria set by the Delaware Department of Education.
The Office of English Language Learners provides interpreters to families for parent conferences, PTA/PTO meetings, Open House Nights, Family Fun Nights, School Board Meetings, and other school and district events. The Office of English Language Learners also translates documents that are sent home to families. These documents include student data cards, lunch menus, Student Code of Conduct, school newsletters, nurse forms, CHOICE forms, referendum information, transportation forms, website information, school calendars, teacher notes home, etc. Families should inform the school during registration of any interpretation or translation support needed.
1502 Spruce Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19805