Structured English Immersion (SEI)

All subjects (except foreign language) are taught in English.  The instruction includes:

  • Structured English Immersion (SEI) instruction for English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Language Arts in English
  • Math, science, social studies through sheltered instructional strategies, which are techniques that are used to make the concepts understandable to all students.
Program Description
Students in this program develop the ability to speak, read, and write in English. Entry and exit from the SEI program determined by the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment. Students with a similar degree of fluency shall be grouped together. Students classified as ELLs shall receive four (4) hours of English Language Development daily. The period of SEI instruction is temporary and not normally intended to exceed one year. Students will be expected to achieve at or above grade level in all academic areas. Once ELL students have achieved English language fluency they shall be transferred to an English language mainstream classroom. Instruction is provided by an SEI trained teacher, a bilingual education endorsed or ESL endorsed teacher.

Textbooks, materials, and assessments in English and aligned to the Arizona K-12 English Language Learner Proficiency Standards. Classroom materials appropriate for the students' level of English language proficiency.