English as a Second Language
Alma School District welcomes English Learners (ELs) and their families to our community. identified students are supported by their classroom teachers using immersion strategies. Upon arrival, we test students to determine the best placement and services for them and continue to assist the student’s families and schools as the students work toward graduation. Our office also supports teachers and administrators as they are working with ELs in the classroom by providing ongoing professional development and curriculum support.
Because Alma has a small number of ELs, we are able to provide very individualized assistance to our students and their families. If you have questions about the ESL program at Alma Schools, please contact Jami Anne Balkman at (479) 632-4791.