English Language Development (ELD) Program
The mission of the English Language Development (ELD) Program in the Southern Lehigh School District (SLSD) is to provide support and instruction in English language to enable English Learners (ELs) to become successful in the classroom and the community.
English Language Development (ELD) instructional time is provided to English Learners (ELs) based on language proficiency levels. ELs receive ELD services through English only instruction; focused upon needs in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ELD instruction may be modified and adapted to the language proficiency levels. ELs are included in special activities, such as field trips, assemblies, and school celebrations. They can also participate in extracurricular activities. Based upon need, ELs have access to additional support services such as Reading and Math support, Special Education, and Gifted Support. Beginning in grade 9, ELs also have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement Courses, as well as attend the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.