Welcome to the Department of English Language Learners!

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  Congratulations Hug High School seniors on receiving the State Seal of Biliteracy!
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the school district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.  These students are among the first graduating class in the state to earn this recognition. 
 
 

Mission

The mission of the Washoe County School District Department of English Language Learners is to ensure rigorous, explicit, high-quality language instruction to pupils who are learners of English, while maintaining and encouraging strong connections to home language and culture. 

Vision

It is our vision that English language learners understand, speak, read, and write English fluently and competently in order to succeed academically and socially in their classrooms, schools, and community, as well as acquire the linguistic and cultural knowledge to function as effective global citizens.

Core Values

  • All ELL students are the central core of our work and support in schools.
  • All ELL courses of instruction are designed to enable and empower English language learners to attain proficiency in the English language and improve their overall academic and linguistic achievement and proficiency.
  • All ELL instruction is based on culturally competent practice and effective strategies to close achievement gaps.
  • All ELL students can learn.
  • All ELL students are involved and supported in rigorous explicit language instruction and are provided with opportunities to gain access to all content.
  • All ELL students are entitled to an equitable education that implements quality programs aligned to standards.
  • All ELL students are held to high expectations for learning that is designed around differentiated student language needs and social emotional needs.
  • All decisions made about students are based on language data, in addition to content data. Culture, families, and individual linguistic needs become part of the decision making process.
  • All ELL students’ academic success is a shared responsibility by all educators, families, and the community.
  • All ELL students and families are provided with consistency in translations and interpretations to bridge for understanding.
  • All collaboration as a team is accomplished through mutual respect across the district.

 


Contacts

  • Department of ELL/WL
    535 E. Plumb Lane 
    Reno, NV 89502
    Phone: 775-333-6090
    FAX: 775-333-6098
     
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The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination page.

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