Justice Page Middle School English Language Learners
The mission of the ELL program at Justice Page Middle School is to provide support and intensive instruction to students who do not speak English as their first language. This program is designed to develop proficiency in comprehension, speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This course contributes to the skills necessary for success in mainstream classes, the school and the community. ELL is a part of JPS’s comprehensive program that considers students’ social, educational and cultural backgrounds as well as their existing skills and knowledge.
Students who have newly arrived to the United
States, or have less than one full school year of
formal education in school in the U.S., will be placed
into our Recently Arrived English Learner (RAEL)
program. This program consists of two class periods
of direct English language instruction that focuses
on beginning literacy (phonics, decoding, spelling,
simple grammar), speaking and listening skills, and
foundational English language vocabulary.