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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Overview

Mission: To engage all families of English Language Learners and provide information and support to the community of Adams 14 School District. We will continue to solicit feedback from parents, the community and teachers in order to implement and revise program models that meet students’ needs.

  • Goal 1: Students have access to skills and opportunities to prepare them for success on a path of their choosing.
  • Goal 2: Every student experiences a safe and equitable learning environment with a culture of excellence where students are happy & thrive.
  • Goal 3: Adams 14 develops and fosters supportive partnerships throughout the community to fully engage all members of the community. (Role and responsibility for everybody!)
  • Goal 4: Adams 14 is positioned to meet current and future needs of our students and community including safe, quality facilities & resources that can adapt to changes in the community & learning environment by developing a long-term district plan & planning process.

Beliefs

Adams 14 believes:

  • Being Bilingual and Biliterate is an asset.
  • Language Learners will be proficient in English and graduate as college and career ready.
  • Native language is a resource to support proficiency in native language and in English.

Educational Goals

The district has set high goals for our language learners:

  1. Students will attain English language proficiency within six years following the language acquisition
  2. trajectory provided by the Colorado Department of Education.
  3. Students will demonstrate mastery of subject matter that is equivalent to that of their never-EL peers.
  4. Students who opt into Dual Language: Bilingual/Biliteracy instruction will maintain their native language.
Staff

Rachael Kummer

CLDE Coordinator
rkummer@adams14.org

Paulina Rodriguez-Cañizares

CLDE Coordinator

Dr. Denine Echevarria

CLDE Coordinator
303-853-3245
dechevarria@adams14.org

Leadership
Dr. Tonia Lopez

Director of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
720-322-8113
tlopez@adams14.org