Noblesville Schools has 799 students whose home language is other than English -- 365 of ELs, representing 58 different countries and 52 different languages.
Noblesville Schools shall provide an appropriate planned instructional program for identified students whose dominant language is not English. The goal of the EL Program is to provide English Language Learners (ELLs) with instructional support that will enable them to participate fully in their educational experience in our schools and in their social lives in our community. The objectives of the EL program are to develop both basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency. The EL program will assist students in developing proficiency in the language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, to develop competence in intercultural interactions, and to encourage participation in the full range of instructional activities in the regular education curriculum and in extracurricular activities in our schools.
The mission of the English Language Program in Noblesville Schools is to provide instruction and support in English language development to foster the academic development, linguistic, personal and social growth of English Language Learners.
To engage, inspire and empower English Learners to develop social, instructional, and academic language through equitable access to responsive instruction.
- To develop competency in comprehending oral and written English and in speaking and writing English
- To develop learning strategies
- To integrate language, cognitive, and academic instruction to enable students to develop English language proficiency and content area skills
- To orient students and parents to American culture, so that they may participate in school and community life
- To ensure that students retain pride in their culture
- To ensure that all staff in the district assume responsibility for the acculturation and instruction of English Language Learners