Amanda Van Tholen
Teacher Assistant - ELL
As of 2015, St. Charles School District 303 served approximately 600 English Learners (ELs) from over 40 different native languages.
As is true for all District 303 students, the district goal is to assist its English Learners in meeting Illinois Learning Standards. At the same time, for English Learners, we also strive to develop a student's academic English language to meet the Illinois English Language Proficiency Standards. These standards address the academic and social aspects of language in the school setting and content areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Students must be proficient in academic English to be successful in school. Academic English is used in textbooks and classrooms, and it is the foundation of educational assessments.
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303