English Language Learners (ELL)

Of 400 students enrolled in Hope Academy of West Michigan this year, 280 students are enrolled in our EL Program. We serve three groups of EL Pre-K through grade 12 students: K - 2nd graders, 3 - 6th graders and 7- 8th. Our K - 8th graders receive weekly EL support in writing, reading, content and language acquisition skills through individual, small group and whole group EL teachers, and/or interventionists. An impressive effort is made by our EL team to consult with and incorporate classroom teachers in planning relevant lessons for our EL students.  For our students, a combination of pushing in and pulling out of their classrooms provides effective trust and relationship building necessary for their emotional, social and academic growth.