English Language Learning

Casco Bay High School is proud of our global community and follows an inclusive model of education for our multilingual learners. Our ELL staff provide multilingual students with additional, substantive support within mainstream classes. This year, in addition to the offerings below, we will again be offering extended day learning and mentoring opportunities through the  "Make It Happen!" program exclusively supporting ELL students.


Academic Language One, Academic Language Two, Academic Language Three and Academic Language Four

The Academic Language courses are designed to develop the literacy skills and academic English needed to succeed in content area classes, with particular emphasis placed on the key academic language and background knowledge integral to grade-level expeditions. Academic Language One focuses on supporting Humanities One and other freshman courses, while Academic Language Two supports the sophomore curriculum. Academic Language Three is designed to support junior courses and expeditions.  In addition to supporting students in their senior course work, Academic Language Four will support them in the post-secondary college application process and in general college readiness. Each course is worth two elective credits.