Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) recently designated a cadre of English language learners from across the district's six schools as fully proficient in Engish.
The occasion was marked during a graduation ceremony of sorts at Westmont High School's performing arts center.
“Reaching this goal is a celebration for you as a student but also for your parents and for the teachers and staff who work as hard as they can to help you be at this point of your education," said Miguel Parades, vice president of the district's English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC). "At the same time to all the staff at CUHSD, congratulations for that hard work. Go CUHSD."
RFEP students used to be known as ESL students.
Each year many of these students are reclassified as fluent-English-proficient (RFEP), meaning they've learned to speak, read, write, and understand academic English well enough to succeed in mainstream classes.
"This achievement will serve as an inspiration for other students who not only face the challenge of high school, but who are also challenged to learn the language of their instructors," said Leigh High Principal Pamela Hoult. "May this significant milestone in their education remind them of their strengths as a learner and empower them with the confidence to engage in all future pursuits."
Reclassification is based on teacher evaluation, parent input, and the student's performance on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and formerly the California Standards Test (CST) in English language arts (ELA).
El distrito Escolar Unido de Preparatorias de Campbell (CUHSD por sus siglas en inglés) recientemente designo un grupo de estudiantes del idioma Inglés como segundo idioma como competentes en inglés a través de las seis escuelas del distrito
La ocasión se celebró durante una ceremonia en el centro de artes en la Preparatoria Westmont.