Programs for Success

Meeting the diverse needs of English language learners can be challenging for schools, particularly with limited resources, but across the country, educators are finding creative and affordable ways to address those needs through innovative scheduling, partnerships, and outreach.  Take a look at some of the ideas and resources highlighted in our resource section!

What You'll Find in This Section

What is needed to set up a tutoring or intervention program for ELLs before or after school, or during lunch?  How do scheduling and staffing work?  Take a look at the resources below for some creative ideas on how to help students make the most of their school day.

Extended Time and ELLs

One way to find extra support for English language learners is to look in the community - volunteer, community organizations, and local businesses may have something to contribute.  These resources offer ideas for building relationships and matching community members with student and families needs.

Community Connections

Students' health and well-being (as well as that of their families) can have a big impact on their ability to make it to school and stay focused.  These resources highlight some creative ideas for promoting healthy decisions school-wide and addressing health challenges with families.

Health & Wellness

What factors influence a student's decision to drop out of high school?  These resources and reports dig into this question and look at some programs that are effectively engaging and encouraging students so that they can get their diploma.

Drop-Out Prevention Programs

English language learners (ELLs) can often be overlooked when students are identified for gifted and talented programs, particularly if tests are verbal or depend on teacher recommendation.  These resources and news stories offer ways that teachers and parents can increase ELL access to opportunities for gifted students.

ELLs in Gifted/Talented Programs