Emergent Multilingual Scholars

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Compass Charter Schools provides the highest quality of English Learner Support Services.

Here at Compass we call our EL scholars Emergent Multilingual Scholars (EMS) because we consider their primary language to be an asset. Emergent Multilingual Scholars (EMS) are scholars who are developing their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in English. The EMS population is made up of scholars with varying degrees of exposure to English and levels of competencies in their first language. Regardless of language literacy background, EMS must acquire fundamental reading, academic language, and conversational skills in English in order to be successful in their academics.

At CCS, our EL Coordinator works closely with our teachers to ensure the academic curriculum is accessible to scholars to meet grade-level standards and gain English language proficiency. In addition, scholars are provided with designated English Language Development (ELD) instruction utilizing the Lexia Learning curricula, as well as small group instruction through virtual support sessions.

Language Acquisition Program

At Compass Charter Schools, we offer a Structured English Immersion (SEI) program (EC Section 305[a][2]) which is tailored for our multilingual learners . This program ensures that nearly all classroom instruction is conducted in English, with a curriculum and presentation specifically designed for students learning English.

As a minimum offering, scholars receive Designated ELD with Lexia Core5 (for grades TK-5), Lexia PowerUp (for grades 6-12), Lexia English (for grades TK-12), and have access to grade-level academic subject matter content with Integrated ELD.


Lexia’s curriculum solutions specifically target skills that help Emergent Multilingual Scholars develop fundamental skills while providing educators and learning coaches with real-time performance data that pinpoints scholars’ skill gaps to strengthen interventions.

Lexia Core5 Reading (TK-5)Lexia PowerUp Literacy (6-12) and Lexia English (TK-12) (online curricula offer personalized learning that supports multilingual learners in acquiring fundamental reading, writing, academic language, and conversation skills in English in order to be successful in the academic environment.

Virtual Support Sessions 

Compass Charter Schools values each individual scholar. EMS receive live virtual support sessions to help differentiate instruction to meet the needs of scholars who may be at different language proficiency levels. Virtual sessions focus on listening, speaking

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

A school-level committee composed of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English learner programs and services.

Upcoming ELAC Meetings:
January 23 (Eng) and 25 (Span), 2024: Agenda/Minutes 1/23/24 and Minutes 1/25/24
March 26, 2024: Agenda/Minutes
May 28, 2024: Agenda/Minutes

For more information, please contact our EL Coordinator, Christy Saez (csaez@compascharters.org)