English Language Learners

ISD realizes that many students come from backgrounds where English is not their first language.

The staff at ISD work hard to provide all students with the support they need to attain English Language Proficiency.

ISD uses the six Principles for ELL instruction developed at Stanford University as a guide to help students meet the rigorous, grade-level academic standards that are part of the IB, CCSS, AERO, and

Key Principles for ELL Instruction

Core classes at ISD have English language goals as well as content goals. Students work on developing Academic English while they study core subjects such as history, math, and science.