English Language Learners in grades 2-8 can participate in math, science, and reading and writing activities during the summer.
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New York City Writing Project: Current Grade 9 English Language Learners (ELLs) are invited to attend Youth Voices: NYC Writing Project. The program is designed for ELLs (who have received ELL services for up to three years) with a focus on reading, writing, and digital media. Youth Voices will connect students' academic learning with their personal passions and wider concerns. This program does not award students credit towards graduation.Eligible Students: Current Grade 9 ELLs who have been enrolled in a NYCDOE school for up to three years. Students should not to be enrolled in another NYCDOE summer program, either mandated or enrichment. Students must commit to attend the full duration of the program as described below. To learn how to apply click here.Kaplan Prep Course: This free program will prepare English Language Learners (ELLs) to take the SAT/ACT tests needed to enter college. Students will take practice tests and learn strategies to increase their test score and become familiar with the SAT / ACT tests.Eligible Students: ELLs currently enrolled in Grades 10 and 11 who are on track for promotion to the next grade level. Priority will be given to ELLs in Grade 11. Students cannot be enrolled in another NYCDOE summer program.For more information on the program and how to apply, click here.
The Division of English Language Learners and Students Support (DELLSS) is committed to provide a rich educational experience for all English Language Learners in collaboration with school communities, families, and all key stakeholders. DELLSS provides ongoing support and guidance in the effective implementation of bilingual and ENL programs through staff development, resources and technical assistance which incorporate data and research based practices. DELLSS ensures educational equity by adhering to all applicable Federal, State, and City policies as well as informing future policies. DELLSS does this to realize our vision of all English Language Learners graduating with a high-quality education that is equitable, rigorous, and supportive, that values their cultural and linguistic assets, so that they are prepared for college, careers, and leadership in a global society.
In New York City, we provide bilingual programs (Transitional Bilingual Education and Dual Language) that strengthen students’ native language development and content knowledge while they build their social and academic English skills. We also provide English as a New Language (ENL) programs that use strategies for English language development with native language support so that students develop language and content knowledge in English.Bilingual Programs (SY 2015-16)