Goal of Program

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Matt Silverman

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
(847) 998-5006
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Raquel Kim

Director of EL & Bilingual Programs
(847) 657-2479
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Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5007

What is the goal of the Spanish Bilingual Program and who does the Program serve?

  • To provide English Learners whose first language is Spanish and who have limited English proficiency, with equal access to education through the use of Spanish and English
  • To develop English language proficiency in accordance with the WIDA Language Proficiency Standards
  • To instruct students in both English and their native language in core academic subjects at school (language arts, math, science and social studies)
  • To grow biliterate students who can read, write and speak in Spanish and English
  • To teach the history and culture of the country of the students' native language