FWCS to expand English Language Learners program - June 06, 2008

Record Number: 4218
Displayed from: Jun 06, 2008 , until: Jun 30, 2008

Fort Wayne Community Schools will expand its English Language Learners program to five additional schools in the fall to meet the needs of the growing number of students who come to school with limited English skills. Harrison Hill, Holland, Lincoln and Waynedale elementary schools as well as Shawnee Middle will add an ELL teacher for the 2008-09 school year. The schools join 14 schools already offering ELL services. With the additional service sites, school boundaries for ELL students will change. Students in the affected areas who currently attending one of the ELL programs will be allowed to remain in that program or switch to the new location. New students will be required to attend the school to which they are assigned. To help parents understand the transition and their options, FWCS will offer a series of information meetings. Below is the schedule: Wednesday, June 11 10 a.m., Northcrest Elementary, 5301 Archwood Lane 6 p.m. Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road Thursday, June 12 10 a.m., Scott Academy, 950 E. Fairfax Ave. 6 p.m., Maplewood Elementary, 2200 Maplewood Road Monday, June 16 10 a.m., Shawnee Middle School, 1000 E Cook Road Wednesday, June 18 6 p.m., Lincoln Elementary, 1001 E. Cook Road Thursday, June 19 1 p.m., Harrison Hill Elementary, 355 Cornell Circle 6 p.m. Waynedale Elementary, 7201 Elzey St. Friday, June 20 10 a.m., Holland Elementary, 7000 Red Haw Drive

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.