The District supports English Learners through dedicated and integrated instructional models, which focus on the California Common Core State Standards and the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework of California.
English Learners throughout the Buckeye District receive meaningful and relevant instruction in English suitable to their English proficiency level. At the elementary level, the language curriculum On Our Way to English is taught to English Learners by certificated teachers in small group settings; at the middle school level English Learners receive English language instruction via their Houghton Mifflin Harcourt language arts curriculum, Collections.
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) are the State mandated measures used to determine an English Learner’s English proficiency level. The ELPAC is aligned with California’s 2012 English Language Development Standards, and is given annually in early spring of the school year. The District is required to provide an initial ELPAC assessment to those students whose home language is reported by parents/guardians as other than English.
At Buckeye Union School District, we strive to provide exceptional learning opportunities for our English learners. We celebrate the over 25 home languages spoken and our school district. We are committed to working with you and your child to provide English language support; in the hopes that each child will be able to be reclassified as English proficient before they begin high school.
If you have any questions regarding the English Learner program at Buckeye Union, the English learner status of your child, or how to best support your child’s language development, please feel free to contact Anne Muse-Fisher, English Language Coordinator, by email at AnneMuseFisher@buckeyeusd.org.
Each year, the Buckeye Union School District provides outreach to families of English Learners. English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meetings are held during the school year, informing families of English Learners about the District’s academic progress, District programs, and opportunities. These forums also provide a platform for questions and information that is school-site specific. We hold two ELAC meetings a year at all sites with 21 or more English learners in attendance. Look for notifications from your school for upcoming ELAC meetings- we would love to see you at the next meeting!
2021/2022 ELAC/DELAC Meeting Dates/Agenda Links (please see agenda for any applicable Zoom links):
- Tuesday, January 25, 2022 5pm
- Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5pm
The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) are the State mandated measures used to determine an English Learner’s English proficiency level. The ELPAC is aligned with CALIFORNIA’S 2012 ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, and is given annually in early spring of the school year. The District is required to provide an initial ELPAC assessment to those students whose home language is reported by parents/guardians as other than English. Scores will be mailed home during the summer.
For practice ELPAC tests, please visit the ELPAC.org webpage or go to https://www.elpac.org/resources/practicetests/
Lexia English Language Development
The Buckeye Union school district strives to provide a variety of learning supports for our English learners. This year we are excited to offer the Lexia English Language Development program which is an online English Language Development program aligned to common core standards and made specifically for K-6 grade English learners. If you are interested in setting up a Lexia ELD account for your child, please contact Anne Muse-Fisher by email at AnneMuseFisher@buckeyeusd.org.
We are excited to be updating our English Learner Master Plan. If you are interested in joining the EL Master Plan Committee please reach out to Anne Muse-Fisher by email at AnneMuseFisher@buckeyeusd.org.