The ELL Welcome Center and enrollment office (watch our video) is located at Park Middle School, 855 S. 8th Street, phone 436-1998.
Lincoln Public Schools is proud of its diverse student population and is committed to the goal of meeting the needs of ELL students at all grade levels. We currently serve approximately 2600 English Language Learners in our K-12 program. Our students and their families represent 115 different countries and 96 different languages.
ELL services are provided to assist students with limited English skills to function in the regular English-speaking classroom, to develop proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English, and to develop knowledge about the customs and culture of the school, community, and nation. Program leaders, coaches, teachers, and liaisons are helpful in facilitating resource information about many cultures and languages in the community.
ELL services are provided district wide. A home language survey must be administered to determine if a student is a potential Limited English Proficient (LEP) student. The 3 questions required by Rule 15 include:
If the responses indicate that the student speaks a language other than English, then a language proficiency assessment must be administered to determine if the student qualifies as an LEP student.
For more information regarding assessment, please contact the ELL Welcome center and enrollment office located at Park Middle School, 855 S. 8th Street, phone 436-1998.