Department for English Learners
English Learner Services
Support for the Topeka Public School District
The EL team employs bilingual (English/Spanish) staff at the Quinton Heights Welcome Center to interpret and/or translate for the district and for our parents. The English Learners team works together to assess students new to the district for English proficiency which qualifies students for the district's English Learner (EL) programs and supports. As a team, we work to find the appropriate location for English learners to ensure they receive optimal services. We facilitate the interpretation of international transcripts to make sure students new to the district are provided with the credits entitled and necessary to graduate high school.
Interpreters for IEP Meetings
If you need an interpreter for an IEP meeting, All requests must be submitted through our IEP Interpreter Request Form. If you need a Spanish interpreter, we need advanced notice of at least 2 weeks. Languages other than Spanish will need advanced notice of at least at least 4 weeks.