English Learners

School Closure
The Governor has extended school closures through April 30, 2020. 
All District 23 Schools and Programs will remain CLOSED as directed. 
We continue to recommend that families plan and prepare for extended school closure.  
For D23 Coronavirus Updates & Distance Learning Resources visit https://tinyurl.com/rr29gv

English Learners

English Learners Overview


The mission of the English Learner (EL)  programs offered in Prospect Heights School District 23 is to inspire our English Learners (ELs) to develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to excel in an ever-changing world while providing a safe and nurturing environment. ELs in our program develop linguistically, academically, and cognitively within a socially and culturally supportive environment.


Prospect Heights School District 23 supports the development of the whole child. We acknowledge the amount of knowledge English Learners bring with them to school and use it to aid in their learning. Students at Prospect Heights District 23 need to achieve long-term, academic success in English in all curricular areas in order to be successful in college and careers. 

We believe:

  • English Learners need to be respected and treated equitably.

  • English Learners need to be held to the same high standards as all other students.

  • English Learners need to be taught by teachers that are highly qualified to instruct students whose first language is not English.

  • English Learners need to be encouraged to maintain their native language.

  • English Learners benefit from the involvement of their parents in their education.


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