• An English Learners (ELs) is a limited English proficient (LEP) student whose native language is a language other than English, and who is not currently able to perform ordinary classroom work in English.

    Lowell High School offers English Learners (ELs) in grades nine through twelve a comprehensive academic program to build English language proficiency and academic content knowledge.

    English Language Learners develop English proficiency while learning the general curriculum. Instruction also recognizes that language modalities (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) develop interdependently and, therefore, should be integrated to promote skill development.

    English Language Learners at Lowell High School participate in one or more program models that support English language and content knowledge development. Students’ English language proficiency is assessed and academic background reviewed in order to recommend an appropriate program placement in English Language Development (ELD) classes, Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) content classes, and/or English Language Development support classes.