Achievement House provides a comprehensive, structured educational program for English Language Learners (ELLs) of all levels. Our non-native ELLs build and develop their linguistic proficiency in a program that is both intensive and flexible. Designed specifically to meet the needs of each individual learner, our ELL program provides direct, personalized English instruction, as well as bilingual mentoring, one-on-one help sessions, and daily communication with certified ELL teachers.

Upon enrolling, students, whose native language is not English, are evaluated for placement in the ELL program. Achievement House adheres to the WIDA English Language Proficiency standards and employs the WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) to accurately place students in one of five levels of language learning: Entering, Beginning, Developing, Expanding, and Bridging.

Three different sections of ELL support the needs of students. Introduction to ELL serves the needs of students in levels 1-2 (Entering and Beginning); Intermediate ELL serves the needs of students in levels 3-4 (Developing and Expanding); and Advanced ELL serves the needs of students in level 5 (Bridging).

Students earn credit upon successful completion of each ELL section. Achievement House ELLs can truly achieve the proficiency and literacy to effectively communicate in English, excel in their academic courses, and realize their professional goals after graduation.

  • This class will introduce students to basic English vocabulary and grammar. Students will listen, read, speak, and write in English. Students will learn words and phrases for real-world situations, as well as for their academic areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts. The teacher will provide support for students and teach them to use tools as they master the basics of the English
    language. Placement in this class is based on scores on the WIDA ACCESS or W-APT.

    Available Sections: 9. 10, 11, 12

    This class will give students opportunities to practice their English reading,
    writing, listening, and speaking skills. Students will learn new grammatical structures and apply them to the ways students will need to use language in the academic areas of math, science, social studies, language arts, and everyday school situations. Students will use tools to understand what they read or hear, describe and expand on topics in writing, solve problems, and express their opinions. Placement in this class is based on scores on the WIDA ACCESS or W-APT.

    Available Sections: 9. 10, 11, 12

    This class will encourage students to refine and practice their English through
    reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. Students will review fundamentals of the English language and learn about common errors. They will practice applying their language skills and learn more ways to advance their individual skills. Some of the skills students will practice are summarizing, identifying cause and effect, and supporting their opinions or statements with examples. Placement in this class is based on scores on the WIDA ACCESS or W-APT.

    Available Sections: 9. 10, 11, 12