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English Learner Program

program overview

program overview

The San Dieguito Union High School District English Learner Program is an organized, content-based, culturally sensitive program of instruction in which participating students designated as English Learners (primary language other than English) receive English-as-a-Second Language courses and specially designed academic instruction in courses required for graduation.
All instruction is in English. Students are provided with literature and a writing-based English-as-a-Second Language program. In addition, content area classes such as math, science, and social studies are taught in English using specialized techniques to provide equal access to the core curriculum. Whenever necessary, the primary language is used to support academic skills, bridging the way to second language learning


The mission of the SDUHSD English Learner Program is to provide EL students with a rigorous curriculum and appropriate support services, which will develop academic English language skills. Our teachers utilize effective strategies, validate the native language and culture of all students, and work to create leadership roles for English Language Learners. The English Learner Program involves the entire SDUHSD learning community in its vision.


The San Dieguito English Learner Program’s purpose is to prepare and educate second language students for success in secondary education, with pathways to college and career success.
english learner program staff

english learner program staff


 District Office Staff

Veronica Burciaga EL Bilingual Secretary
Dr. Brieahna Weatherford Director of Teaching, Learning, & Innovation
Site Staff
Site EL Lead AP in charge of ELD EL Counselor
CVMS Shannon Meredith Nathan Molina Karen Infantino
DNO Alexis HIllenbrand Miriam Kramer Laura Martin
EWMS TBD Reno Medina Jessica Craven
OCMS Sonya Ramirez Chris Greene Michelle McNeff
PTMS Carsen Murt Kathryn Freeman Carsen Murt
CCA Lara Rhoads Brianna Castellanos Vanessa McPherson
SDA Laura Bennett Jaime Garman Vicki deJesus
TPHS Guen Butler Tracy Olander ALL
LCC Anastasia Kokkinis Brenda Robinette  Melissa Hernandez-Cyr
Sunset Sara Balderas Rick Ayala Sara Balderas