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Title III (LEP) & Title I, Part C (Migrant)

A Note from our Migrant/LEP Coordinator:

Vallivue has a highly successful program for helping students learn English. In 2008-2009, the district started a new program that focuses on grammar, writing, and oral language. Students now get intensive help developing their expressive English skills. The district has programs for beginning English speakers who have little English in the Magnet Program at Desert Springs, Sage Valley Middle School, and Vallivue High School. Seven of the ten schools have ELD classes for intermediate and advanced English learners as well.

On behalf of the LEP and Migrant department, I can tell you that it is our pleasure to help our LEP and Migrant students until they no longer need our help and are successful on their own. If you have any questions on either the LEP or Migrant Program, please don’t hesitate to call our offices at (208) 454-1426 extension 3215
Elementary Schools

Five of the six elementary schools offer ELD Extended Kindergarten for non-English speaking students giving them the opportunity to come to school every day in order to help them develop English proficiency. This program has been extremely successful. In grades 1-5, students get an additional 45 minutes per day in language instruction in pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, writing, and reading. Mainstream teachers have often commented that students in the ELD program have a stronger grasp of language and grammar than many students who only speak English.
Middle and High Schools

Secondary Students who are just beginning to learn English will get 3-4 hours of English instruction with a focus on vocabulary, pronunciation, word order, reading fluency and comprehension strategies. Intermediate students learn more advanced rules of grammar and writing, and strategy instruction in reading for 2-3 periods per day. Advanced students focus on grammar and writing and vocabulary development for 1 period per day in addition to their regular English classes.
 Migrant Program

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is designed to help students who live a migratory life in agriculture. Students whose parents have moved in the last 36 months in order to work in agriculture may qualify. Since there are strict federal guidelines for who qualifies to participate in the program, the district family liaisons conduct an interview with the family. Students who qualify for the migrant program are eligible for free lunches, Elementary Migrant Summer School, PASS correspondence courses, some college scholarships, and the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) at BSU. At Vallivue, the students are encouraged to participate in summer school and in after-school programs, such as Falcon Focus at VHS, and Success Club at both middle schools. Migrant students are often learning English and receive English Language Development classes as well.