Bilingual & English Learners

  • Grant Community High School students who are non-English or limited-English speakers are provided with participation in the English Learners (EL) Language Program.  While involved in this program, students have the opportunity to strengthen their English reading and writing skills.  Every effort is made to increase the English fluency of limited-English speakers; the EL staff guides and provides support to students.  

    Appropriate placement of students in the EL program is done through National and State Testing, Home Language Surveys, and the cooperative efforts of the Student Services Department and the EL Staff.

Courses

  • EL Language 1 Newcomer
    This is a course for beginning EL students who are new to the English language or have limited English proficiency.  Students will focus on reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills within whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual reading components. ACCESS scores typically range from 1-2.5  A special emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of academic vocabulary. This course can be repeated for elective credit. 

    EL Language 2 Intermediate
    This is a course for Intermediate EL students.  Students will build on their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills from EL Language 1.  ACCESS scores typically range from 2.5-3.5, with the intention to raise ACCESS scores to move up to EL Language 2 Advanced. This course can be repeated for elective credit. 

    EL Language 3 Advanced
    This is a course for Advanced EL students.  ACCESS scores typically range from 3.6 and above and students have been successful in EL Language 2 Intermediate. Students will build on their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar skills, with the intention of elevating ACCESS scores to meet exit criteria. This course can be repeated for elective credit.

    EL Study Support
    Students identified as requiring EL services will receive targeted intervention for their classes, and will receive assistance from both an EL teacher, as well as student tutors.  

    Summer Enrichment
    The English Learner (EL) Summer Enrichment Course is designed to enhance the academic skills of incoming freshmen EL students as well as EL students currently enrolled at Grant Community High School. The need for EL services is based on a determination by a screening process and is reflected in the Student Information System (SIS). Students will focus on reading and writing skills.  A special emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of academic vocabulary. This course can be repeated for elective credit.

  • Area Administrator
    Veronica Lukemeyer

    vlukemeyer@grantbulldogs.org
    (847) 973-3409

  • Department Teachers
    Sandra Harned

    sharned@grantbulldogs.org
    (847) 973-3188

    Leidys Janneau

    ljanneau@grantbulldogs.org
    (847) 973-3123

    Julia Lightbody

    jlightbody@grantbulldogs.org
    (847) 973-3755