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Tolleson Union
High School District

English Acquisition Program

The goal of Tolleson Union High School District’s language program is to develop English language skills to proficiency, using the Structured English Immersion model, to ensure students are able to succeed in an all-English academic environment and achieve their goals of graduation from high school and success in the future.

Structured English Immersion (SEI) Program

If students receive composite scores that are below the Proficient Level on the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) state assessment, we place them in the Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) program.

The objective of the SEI classroom is to teach specific identified skills within the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) appropriate for the English proficiency levels of the students in the class. We divide instruction within the block into four time allocations, focusing on oral English/conversation, reading, writing, and grammar, with instruction driven by each particular domain as aligned to ELPS and English Language Arts Standards.

    Parents play a key role in their children’s education. We inform parents of all available instructional services and contact them when we determine a need for their student’s successful academic achievement.

    The English Acquisition Program understands that success is driven by teamwork. To that end, our staff is committed to building relationships between program staff, teachers, students, parents, and the communities we serve. As a team, we will help students achieve English proficiency, graduate from high school, and prepare for success in college and/or career training.

    Translation/Interpretation Services

    Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD) wishes to advise all parents about our policies and procedures for communicating effectively with our Limited English Proficiency (LEP) parents. Each school has a designated person on staff to assist with language interpretation support. The site receptionist can assist parents/guardians in locating this staff. Please ask for these supports if you need them before or on arrival. For more information, please read our interpretation/translation services letter in its entirety.

    El Distrito de Tolleson Union High School District (TUHSD) desea informar a todos los padres sobre nuestras pólizas y procedimientos para comunicarse de manera efectiva con nuestros padres de Capacidad Limitada del Inglés (LEP). Cada escuela tiene una persona designada en el personal para ayudar con el apoyo de interpretación de idiomas. La recepcionista del su campus escolar puede ayudar a los padres/tutores a localizar a este personal. Solicite estos apoyos si los necesita antes o al llegar. Para obtener más información, lea nuestra carta de servicios de interpretación/traducción en su totalidad.

    Contact Our Department

    Dr. Fernando Hurtado
    English Acquisition Program Coordinator
    (623) 478-4016
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    Lisett Jara
    Admin. Assistant to the EAP Coordinator
    (623) 478-4029
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