English Learners (EL) will be successful in school and in life as a result of high quality instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English.
The Shakopee Public Schools EL Program is designed for students who are not native speakers of English. EL services focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing academic English. Language is learned in a content based instructional program.
Services are also intended to familiarize students with American culture and the expectations for students in an American public school. Ultimately, the goal of the program is to transition students successfully into English-only instruction. Advancement in the EL program is based on student performance.