Title III provides assistance to help non-native English speakers attain proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. These services are known as “Alternative Language Services” or ALS. Students are supported through identification, language assessment, program placement, instructional support, and coordination of related services. Title III funds are used to provide quality professional development for teachers, effective curriculum, and targeted instruction. Supplemental programs to increase student engagement, such as Latinos in Action and MESA, are also sponsored.
There are 80 languages spoken within the boundaries of Canyons School District. The Department also provides interpretation and translation services to support parents desiring language support to be involved their child’s education.
To comply with federal and state requirements, teachers must be ESL Endorsed to serve English Language Learners for English Language Development time during at least one of their core academic subjects each day.