Multilingual Learners

Burlington-Edison is a multilingual district with students coming from different linguistic backgrounds. Approximately 35% of the students in Burlington-Edison are multilingual!

English Learners are provided enhanced language development supports through one of the following program models in Burlington-Edison School District:

K-8 Support

Students at Lucille Umbarger, Allen, Bay View and Edison who are eligible for English supports are provided assistance through various flexible options that include: push in supports when students need extra help and before or after school extended learning opportunities.

Additionally, certificated EL Specialists assist classroom teachers with co-teaching, collaboration and planning, and co-assessment of student work with a lens on English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Dual Language

Dual Language, offered K-6 at West View Elementary, 7-8* at Lucille Umbarger, and 9-12* at Burlington Edison High School, is the most effective way of educating students in both English and Spanish.

Learn more about Dual Language (hyper link the other website)

*Programs in grades 7-12 are under construction at the present time.

9-12 Support

At Burlington Edison High School, students who are eligible for ELL Support recieve assistance in the following ways:

Newcomer ELA Class

Language and Literacy Class

Academic Support Class

Daily After-school Support

Two certificated EL Specialists assist classroom teachers with co-teaching, collaboration and planning, and co-assessment of student work with a lens on English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Our Bilingual Graduation Specialist assists students in credit monitoring, credit accrual, and connections to community and families.

Also, our two instructional assistants assist teachers and students with the learning of daily core course content.

Questions about services for students qualifying for English Language Development can be directed to Heidi LaMare at hlamare@be.wednet.edu; Migrant and Bilingual Coordinator

For questions related to your child's school experience, please find the email directory here.