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DPS is committed to Equity, which includes providing high-quality services and programs for English Learners. ELA recognizes that this is a challenging and unprecedented time for the DPS community. In the face of this unique circumstance and its demands, we want to support you and your hard work for our students as much as possible.
About English Language Acquisition
At DPS, the many diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds that our students bring to the classroom enrich our schools. DPS believes every student’s home language and culture are assets that, combined with English language skills, help students achieve success in school and life.
The English Language Acquisition department works with schools to create programs in which all students graduate valuing cultural and linguistic diversity and are able to use their native languages and cultures as assets.
What we do
Through our Accountability and Data Management, Program Design and Development, Program Implementation and Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives teams we provide guidance, resources, training and support to ensure that all schools can provide equitable, rigorous learning environments for their English Learners (ELs).
English Learner students
DPS has over 35,000 English Learners in ECE to 12th grade. These students enrich the linguistic palette of our city with the sounds of more than 200 languages spoken across our district. Spanish is the home language for the majority of ELs in DPS. Other top languages include Arabic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Somali, French, Russian and Burmese.