ELL department offers 2 programs of instructions: TBE (Transitional Bilingual Education) and TPI (Transitional Program of Instruction) for non-native English speaking students who have limited English language proficiency based on latest scores on ACCESS/or WIDA screener tests.  The program provides support to help students succeed in academic subjects and learn English.  ELL classes count toward graduation requirements.
Program Goals
  • To provide specialized instruction in obtaining English language proficiency for students whose native/home language is other than English
  • To provide instruction in grade appropriate Illinois Learning Standards in all core academic areas in a manner that is comprehensible to English Language Learners
  • To improve writing skills by focusing on grammar, complex sentences, and paragraphs

Michael LaMantia ​
Division Chair Special Education and ELL

Krystyna Nasinska
Division Assistant - ELL