San Bernardino City Unified School District
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Educational Program Options and Services

Structured English Immersion (SEI) -- English learners with less than reasonable fluency (Beginner, Early Intermediate, Intermediate) will be first placed in this setting, unless a Parent Exception Waiver has been requested and granted for an Alternative Course of Study program or if a parent requests a Mainstream program.  Students receive nearly all instruction in English in addition to daily English Language Development (ELD).  Students can be placed in SEI classrooms for up to three years.  English learners at all English language proficiency levels must receive ELD instruction by proficiency level with appropriately credentialed teachers until reclassified Fluent English Proficient (R-FEP).

Mainstream -- English learners having reasonable fluency (Early Advanced and Advanced) will be placed in this program and receive instruction, overwhelmingly in English.  ELD instruction will continue to be provided until the District reclassification criteria is met.  English learners at all English language proficiency levels must receive ELD instruction by proficiency level with appropriately credentialed teachers until R-FEP.

Alternative Courses of Study -- English learners at any proficiency level whose parents waive their children into an alternative course of study program will receive instruction in English and primary language through an effective quality research-based instructional program.  English learners at all levels of English language proficiency must receive ELD instruction by proficiency level with appropriately credentialed teachers until R-FEP

Alternative Bilingual Education (ABE)

  • Approved Parental Exception Waivers are required annually for all English learners enrolled in the ABE  program.  Parental Exception Waivers may be requested at the school site and the Language Assessment Center.  The District has established procedures for granting Parental Exception Waivers and a parent appeal process for Grades K-12.

  • English learners in an ABE program will initially receive instruction overwhelmingly in English for a period of not less than 30 calendar days.

Dual Immersion

  • English learners and English-only students will receive instruction in English and primary language to become bilingual/biliterate/bicultural.  Approved Parental Exception Waivers are required annually for all English learners enrolled in the Dual Immersion program.  Parental Exception Waivers may be requested at the school site and the Language Assessment Center.  The District has established procedures for granting Parental Exception Waivers and a parent appeal process for Grades K-12.

  •  English learners in a Dual Immersion program will initially receive instruction overwhelmingly in English for a period of not less than 30 calendar days.

 


San Bernardino City Unified School District, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, (909) 381-1100
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