ESL/Dual Language

Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education CLDE

Mesa County Valley School District 51 is dedicated to engage, equip and empower English language learners/multilingual learners with the English language skills and cultural understanding they need to succeed academically as established by national and state standards for English language acquisition. The Department of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education of Mesa County Valley School District 51 serves English language learners/multilingual learners (ELL/MLs)  whose native or dominant language is not English. The district offers a K-12 program supporting the development of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills aligned to grade-level content instruction and language proficiency levels as measured by World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium’s assessment system.


Seal of Biliteracy

District 51 awards a Seal of Biliteracy in recognition of a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages with their high school diploma. 


Spanish Language Development

We offer a K-8 50/50  Dual Language Education program at Dual Immersion Academy and Bookcliff Middle School. Students learn how to speak, comprehend, read and write in both English and Spanish, regardless of native language. Our dual language educators  support language development of either English or Spanish through integration of language, literacy and content.