English Learner Program (EL)
The English Learner Program (EL) at Forest Lake Area Schools provides opportunities for students who speak languages other than English to become fluent in English. We have students who are just beginning to learn English, to students who are more advanced and just need more practice with academic English.
We use hands-on experiences, music, world literature, and we select materials to fit the needs of each student. Materials are chosen to reflect the Minnesota State Standards and Forest Lake School District Outcomes. Students who would benefit from the English Learner Program will need to register at their home attendance area school before a determination can be made to the appropriate EL Program.
Elementary EL programs are offered at Forest View Elementary (K-3), Forest Lake Elementary (4-6), and Lino Lakes Elementary.
Secondary EL programming is offered at Southwest Junior High and Forest Lake Area High School. If you have questions
about the EL program, please call or email Brad Ward, Teaching and Learning Coordinator.
Brad Ward, Teaching and Learning Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org- 982-8327Adults: For information about the Adult English Learner Program, contact Kara Rotramel at 651-982-8302 or visit the Adult Basic Education website.