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La Joya Community High School
Tolleson Union High School District

English Language Development (ELD)

La Joya Community High School offers a comprehensive program for ELL students who need to develop their English language proficiency in order to be successful in a regular academic program. We address needs through a variety of services including ELL English classes, bilingual content classes, and Spanish for native speakers. The program allows students to complete an academically challenging high school program in four or five years while acquiring English language skills and further developing in their native language. Because ELL students need more time and more intensive instruction to learn content material, we provide smaller class sizes than traditional classes.

Our excellent teaching staff utilizes a variety of methods to support the acquisition of basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Our goal is for our students to gain the ability to compete in an increasingly global world and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Program Goals for English Language Learners:

  • Ensure that students become proficient users of English for social and academic purposes.
  • Ensure that students receive a high quality high school education in all subject areas.
  • Provide students the opportunity to further develop their home languages.

ELL Staff

Nancy Figueroa
Ext. 4435

Richard Hughes
Ext. 4487

Rachel Parsons
Teacher/Department Chair
Ext. 4534