Here in BVSD, equity serves as the foundation for all we do. All students bring a wealth of linguistic and cultural experiences that contribute to and support their learning in BVSD. All educators are teachers of language and impact the experience and success of emerging bilingual students. In BVSD we believe all students, educators, and families benefit from being part of a diverse learning community and that partnerships and trust between educators and families are critical to student success.
- How are students identified as needing language support?
- What instructional supports are provided in classroom?
- Which schools provide English Language Development/ Bilingual programs?
- How do students graduate with the Seal of Biliteracy?
BVSD offers various instructional programs to meet the needs of our emerging bilingual students including:
Two-way Dual Language (at dual language schools)
Co-teaching (English Language Development teachers teach alongside classroom teachers)
Pull-out ELD ( separate English Language Development classes)
Newcomer Programming is offered at ELD program Elementary and Middle Schools and at Boulder/Centaurus high schools. This is for students who have been in the country less than 1 year.
Regardless of programming, ELD teachers should provide:
Direct instruction for emerging bilinguals (EBs)
Collaboration with grade level/content teachers
Ongoing monitoring of EBs that is available for parent communication with report cards
Support to content teachers to ensure student access to all content areas
Aspen Creek K-8
Broomfield Heights MS
Boulder HS (newcomer programming)
Centaurus HS (newcomer programming)
New Vista HS
Language is an Asset
The Seal of Biliteracy is for all students who achieve a high level of proficiency in English and another language.
Earning the Seal of Biliteracy can help set you apart in your college and career paths.