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

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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 External LinkEbersole Environmental Center. Students also have multiple opportunities to swim and learn valuable water safety skills. 


For more information about these and other current opportunities available to English Learners in the Lansing School District, contact Rebecca Douglas at rebecca.douglas@lansingschools.net




Interested in volunteering in an Extended Learning Program (After School, BEST Camp, etc.)?

  1. Complete the online Google Formsvolunteer sign up with the External LinkBilingual Department
  2. Complete the online Google Formsvolunteer background check with LSD External LinkPublic Safety
  3. Contact Rebecca Douglas: rebecca.douglas@lansingschools.net with any questions


11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025