Multilingual Program

Horizon Science Academy Belmont Elementary School supports language in a multifaceted approach that addresses educational equity, enhances academic and social outcomes, and prepares students for a diverse and interconnected world.

WHO WE ARE

The Multilingual Program at HSA Belmont provides language support in grades Kindergarten through 10th. Critical in the personal development of the students academic, social and personal development.

WHAT WE OFFER

 
IDENTIFICATION / ASSESSMENT
If a language other than English is indicated, by state law the student must be assessed for English language proficiency.
 
 
MULTILINGUAL PROGRAMS
Education (TBE)
Students are in mainstream classrooms most of the day.ML and Lead teacher co-plan lessons so ML students can reach their learning and language goals.ML teacher provides language support inside and outside the mainstream classroom.

 

BILINGUAL PROGRAM
Our Kindergarten program implements Developmental Bilingual Education for students identified Multilingual learners. Instruction consists of a classroom of ML learners and 90% of instruction is taught using students’ native language. HSA Belmont is committed to adding bilingualism, biliteracy, and grade level academic achievement for English language learners up to 6th grade.
 
 
YEARLY LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
Identified students must take an English language proficiency assessment, such as the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs®, to determine their level of English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
 

OUR IMPACT

Academic Success
    • Improved Language Proficiency
    • Better Performance Across Subjects
    • Higher Graduation Rates
 
Social and Emotional Development
    • Increased Confidence
    • Improved Social Integration
    • Cultural Identity and Pride
Equity and Inclusion
    • Educational Equity
    • Inclusive School Environment
 
Family and Community Engagement
    • Enhanced Communication
    • Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee, (BPAC) Increased Parental Involvement
 
 

OUR ML TEAM