Learning a new language follows a certain pattern of skill building similar to first language development. Within a child’s first year of English immersion, students quickly adapt classroom routines and are able to participate in conversations and socialize with their peers. More complex academic language takes five to seven years to acquire the academic aspects of English to a similar standard as their native-speaking peers.
The ELL department supports students through the various stages of English Language Acquisition. The program prioritizes support to students who are newest to the English Language and employs various instructional models throughout each phase of language acquisition.
Our Exceptional Learning Support Team of Educators is composed of trained professionals who believe that all students can grow when provided with high quality, differentiated instruction, and are fully invested in helping all students reach their maximum potential. AUS is not an approved school by the Public Authority of the Disabled. At this time the scope and number of services and interventions offered to students with exceptionalities is limited to; remedial support in core academic foundational skills and In-class support through co-teaching and systematic collaboration with all school teachers.