Welcome, English Language Learners!

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    The District's English Language Learner (ELL) Program serves approximately 1,600 students in grades K-12 from more than 70 language and cultural backgrounds.

    The mission of the ELL program is to produce language learners who are socially and academically prepared for success in the District and in a global society.

    For more information about the program — including ELL student identification, programming, and exit criteria — please refer to the District K-12 Lau Plan for Serving English Language Learners.

    Lisa Boyer 
    ELL Program Coordinator
    Boyer.Lisa@IowaCitySchools.org
    (319) 688-1000