About one-quarter of our students are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs). Our schools offer many different kinds of programming and supports to assist learners to develop English skills while also advancing academically.
L.E.A.D. (Literacy, English and Academic Development) program
We offer specialized programming for English Language Learners who face additional challenges as a result of the circumstances of their migration (often from war-torn regions) and their lack of opportunity for prior schooling.
This program is in nine locations and offers intensive language instruction and support.
Programming for English Language Learners is based on their ESL coding and their language assessment which results in a benchmark level. Click on the links below to read more:
There are also other services in the CBE which provide help and support for immigrant families. These include:
The Calgary Board of Education is partnered with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth to provide settlement services to newcomer children and their families. Find out more by visiting the Calgary Bridge Foundation website.