English Language Development (ELD) Program

  • Introduction

    English Language Learners (EL) in the West Chester Area School District represent over 17 different native languages. In the 2022-23 school year, the District had more than 545 active ELs.

    Program Goal

    The goal of the West Chester Area School District’s ELD Program is to facilitate the development and attainment of English proficiency and academic achievement of students whose native or first language is not English and to ensure equitable access to academic content, school resources, and programs.  The foundation for the curriculum is a standards-based curriculum aligned to the English Language Development Standards and the Pennsylvania State Academic Standards