News8000.com: A local school district is being recognized nationally for its English Language Learner program.
The Arcadia School District is sending representatives to Washington, D.C. this June to present its program and how the district supports English learning students.
Arcadia’s ELL program is one of six in the country being recognized at the Afterschool for All Challenge in the nation’s capital. The annual challenge brings school officials, community members, and policy makers together to advocate for afterschool programs.
“We don’t have access to Big Brothers Big Sister, YMCAs, all of those enrichment opportunities for students so these after school programs in these small towns are just vital,” said Arcadia School District Community Learning Center Program Coordinator Nancy Boehm.
At the challenge, Arcadia’s representatives will present a workshop session focused on afterschool programs supporting ELL students.