Core Values: Our work is guided by the following values;
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Southwest:
High school students attend ESL classes as part of their daily schedule. ESL services are provided during co-taught mainstream grade-level classes and/or in stand-alone English Language Development (ELD) classes. Stand-alone ELD classes offered at Southwest are:
Academic English classes support English Learners with the vocabulary, academic discourse, and writing demands of core content classes. Units of instruction are aligned with WIDA English Language Proficiency standards and are designed to increase students’ social and academic English skills to ensure success in content classes.
Learn how your student can be involved at Southwest! Activity Information Session is on May 28th. Click on the picture above for more information.
Check your student's grades using Parent Portal:
Linnea Valdez (Lead ESL Teacher)
Bishara Hussein (Somali):
Jose Alvillar-Hinojosa (Spanish):
ESL Department Phone:
ESL Office: 109
English Language Proficiency levels and Can-Do descriptors
Speaking and Writing Rubrics