English Learner Student Opportunities
A variety of programs are available in the Lansing School District to support English Learner students
After School Tutoring (AST)
Extending the learning day for English Learners is critical to their language acquisition and ability to achieve grade-level benchmarks. The Lansing School District, with the support of the Bilingual Education Department, provides extended day programming and enrichment activities for EL’s in grades K-12 during the fall and spring semesters. Teachers, staff, community agencies and volunteers offer support for the programs, which are designed to support WIDA standards, homework completion, testing strategies, language acquisition, and social adjustment support.
Social and Emotional Support
Students who are struggling with strong emotions, peer conflict, behavioral issues, grief, or trauma can receive support from our English Learner Mentoring Liaison.
Bilingual Education Summer Tutoring (BEST) Summer Camp
BEST Camp is a 6-8 week in-person summer program at Gardner International Magnet Academy that serves over 100 Lansing School District EL students from PreK through High School. BEST Camp provides students the opportunity to continue their academic success and improve their language skills over the summer through fun, hands-on, immersive, enrichment activities that utilize the WIDA standards and framework. These include field trips to local museums, parks, and college campuses as well as a trip to Ebersole Environmental Center. Students also have multiple opportunities to swim and learn valuable water safety skills.
Interested in volunteering in an Extended Learning Program (After School, BEST Camp, etc.)?
- Complete the online volunteer sign up with the Bilingual Department
- Complete the online volunteer background check with LSD Public Safety
- Contact Rebecca Douglas: email@example.com with any questions