English Language Learners
Supporting English Language Learners (ELL) is a priority for teachers and the ELL department. SHA teachers use sheltered immersion model in supporting ELL students to acquire the English language. This means that all instruction is in English, students are not pulled out for ‘special English’ classes and everyone is expected to meet the same rigorous, grade-level academic standards.
The sheltered immersion model focuses on supporting English language learners to acquire the English language and academic content at the same time. SHA recognizes that a well-balanced program includes a strong enrichment program. Each one of our enrichment classes is taught by a specialist in that area. Students attend classes weekly for 45 minutes, with the exception of PE that is twice a week.