Project CARE: Preparing ELLs for Future Success

English language learners (ELLs) face significant obstacles in realizing their full potential academically and professionally in the years following high school. This innovative project takes a comprehensive approach in developing some of the supports that can make a significant difference in the future success of an ELL high school student, including classroom instruction, parent engagement, and opportunities to learn more about the college experience. Take a look at some highlights from the project below!

Keys to Success #1: Targeted Classroom Instruction

This section highlights strategies targeted to older ELLs' language and literacy needs, along with ideas for how teachers can begin to introduce them in the classroom.  These strategies include sheltered instruction methods such as the use of language and content objectives and the use of resources in students' home languages.


Highlights: Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners

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Keys to Success #2: Parent Engagement and Training

Another key component of Project CARE is to provide parents of ELLs with the information they need about navigating the complex process of applying for college and paying for it.  Learn more about the parent workshops held at Project CARE sites and how parents have responded to the trainings.

Highlights: Engaging ELL Families: 20 Strategies for School Leaders

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Keys to Success #3: College Readiness

A third component of Project CARE is to provide personal supports to students that increase their familiarity with the college application process and experience, such as campus site visits. These provide an important opportunity for students to begin to conceptualize college as a goal within their reach, particularly if they have a chance to meet students with similar backgrounds or life experiences.

Highlights: Creating a College-Going Culture for English Language Learners

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