Welcome to the English Language Learner Program
At Sterling Elementary, the ELL team strives to incorporate second language acquisition and SIOP strategies in planning and implementing lessons within each grade level classroom. We are responsible for the administration of the ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners). ACCESS is the language proficiency assessment given to kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English Language Learners. It is given annually to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.
2016-2017 PEP Program
The Parents as Educational Partners (PEP) Program in LCPS promotes parent involvement in the school community for parents whose primary language is not English. The PEP program participants attend classes to learn about the educational system in the United States and with the LCPS, gaining information that will enable them to be decision makers and advocates in their children’s education.
Please join us on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the following dates: