English Language Development


During the 2016-2017 school year, Weld County School District identified 17% of its population as English Language Learners (EL’s). Reform of existing law focuses programs on teaching English to limited English proficient (LEP) children, including immigrant children and youth, and holds states accountable for LEP students to attain English in an appropriate timeline through evidence-based instructional practices.

In Re-3J, as part of our commitment to high expectations, rigorous instruction, and quality teaching, our program components include:

  • Identifying and screening students whose dominant language may not be English

  • Assessing and monitoring student’s English language acquisition using the WIDA Access Placement Test (W-APT) and the WIDA ACCESS assessment

  • Provide all students with sheltered instruction opportunities

  • Provide non English proficient (NEP) and limited English proficient (LEP) students with supplemental specialized language instruction programs

Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) are required to provide informed parental notification as to why their child is in need of placement in a specialized language instruction program. Parents have the right to refuse these services at any time.

See links below:

Parent Notification and Refusal of ELD Services

Rechazo de los padres de los Servicios de ELD

All of our ELD programs use curriculum and resources which follow the guidelines outlined by Colorado English Language Proficiency Standards (CELP Standards).

For more information about ELD programming at your student’s school, contact your school’s administrator or ELD Teacher.

Hoff Elementary- Debora Schwartz, (303) 536-2300

Hudson Elementary- Elena Montano, Silvia Ortiz (303) 536-2200

Lochbuie Elementary- Ariana Macias (303) 536-2400

Weld Central Middle School- Cassidy Salazar, (303) 536-2700

Weld Central Senior High School- Susan Machuca, (303) 536-2100