English Language Development (ELD)

English Learners

Littleton Public Schools (LPS) serves approximately 800 English Learners, Grades K - 12. English Learners represent about 5% of the LPS student population speaking more than 57 different languages. Their English language levels range from Non-English Proficient (NEP) to Limited English Proficient (LEP) to Fluent English Proficient (FEP).

English Language Development (ELD) services are provided at program schools throughout the district. These five ELD program schools include Centennial Academy, East Elementary, Field Elementary, Goddard Middle School, and Littleton High School.  All ELD program schools have excellent, well-trained personnel and programs that meet the linguistic needs of their English Learners.

The academic English language instruction at each of these program schools is intensive, with a strong emphasis on supported immersion of English Learners into the general education classroom.  ELD teachers partner with classroom teachers to provide integrated content and academic language lessons that focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  A range of ELD program services are available that include: co-teaching, specially designed academic instruction, sheltered English and content instruction in the classroom, ELD classes, newcomer support, and monitoring.

At each ELD program school, a bilingual (English/Spanish) Family Liaison is available to answer questions, build partnerships, and provide educational opportunities for parents and guardians. 

The Littleton Public Schools ELD Program has been honored to receive the English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award for the past four years. This award recognizes evidence-based ELD programs that achieve the highest English language and academic growth among English Learners and the highest academic achievement for English Learners who transition out of the ELD program across the state of Colorado.