English Language Acquisition Department

The English Language Acquisition Department (ELAD) supports English Learners (ELs) from a variety of countries, representing over 50 different languages. Our goal is to provide support for implementation of the state mandated Sheltered English Immersion Model to all district elementary and secondary schools. The English Language Development (ELD) Model is designed to promote English proficiency through use of the Arizona English Language Proficiency Standards. The outcome of the ELD program is for students to acquire English as rapidly as possible in order to participate in mainstream instruction.

The English Language Acquisition Department facilitates cooperation between families and community agencies, to provide support in meeting the social, physical, and emotional needs of English learner students. ELAD advocates for understanding and acceptance of multi-cultural diversity.

ELAD provides program services which meet state and federal requirements for English learner identification, assessment, instruction, and reassessment. (Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and Arizona Revised Statutues, Title 15, Chapter 7, Article 3.1 ARS §15-751 §15-757 and House Bill 2064)

Teacher Resources

AZELLA Information and Resources

PearsonAccess Next

2017-18 Electronic ILLP Form Request an ILLP Document

ILLP Resources

Elementary ELD Curriculum

Secondary ELD Curriculum

SEI Model Refinements

SEI Endorsement


AzMERIT Testing Conditions, Tools, and Accommodations Guidance

February 2017
EL Information on Page 7

Administrator Resources

Title III Extended Learning Services

Proposal Documents Request

Title III Extended Services

Fall/Spring/Summer Programs

Students with Dual Labels

Refugee Students

Informational Resources

SEI Technician Resources

Parent Resources

ELD Program

ELD Content Specialists & Resources


ELAD Request Forms

Interpreter Request Form