Minneapolis Public Schools welcomes the rich diversity that English Learners (EL) bring to our schools. Like all of our students, EL students have the right to a quality education that reflects academic and English language proficiency standards. Approximately 9,200 students whose home language is not English attend Minneapolis Public Schools. Most of these children speak Hmong, Somali or Spanish. EL programs are provided at MPS to ensure that:
• Students learn in a setting supportive of their native language and culture.
• Students are supported to reach high academic standards in English and content areas from grades K-12.
• Students have access to the entire school curriculum.
• Families can participate fully in the education of their children.
• Students learn to speak, read and write English well.
School selection for EL students depends on their address, the availability of support programs for their home language and the decisions of their families. School programs offer different combinations of language support.
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