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About the Program

About one-third of our students enroll in Oceanside schools knowing little or no English. In keeping with our mission to educate every student for success in the global community, we are pleased to offer four programs taught by teachers specially trained to address the needs of English learners. Students with minimal English skills enroll in our Structured English Immersion Program, where instruction is primarily in English and designed to help students learn English as rapidly as possible while giving them special assistance in math, science and history.

English Learner Programs

Welcome to the program for English Learners

English language learnersThe Oceanside Unified School District is committed to providing effective educational program options for English learners that meet district and state standards for English competence and academic achievement.

 The English Learners Master Plan explains the various program options for English learners. We are proud to offer our English learners the following educational pathways:

  1. Structured English Immersion Program (SEI)

  2. English Language Mainstream Program (ELM)

  3. Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program (TWBI)

Through these pathways, each district student is enrolled in a learning program that meets his or her language and academic needs.

Students will normally spend one to three years in Structured English Immersion before moving into our English Language Mainstream Program for students with intermediate English skills. Students in the English Language Mainstream Program classes continue to study the English language, as well as other subjects appropriate for their grade level such as math, social studies and science. Students will normally remain in the English Language Mainstream Program for two to three years. English learners are enrolled in a Mainstream English Program once they have developed grade-level English skills and have met our criteria to be designated as Fluent English Proficient. All instruction in this program is at grade level and with native English speakers.

For students with approved waivers, we offer a Spanish Language Instructional Program that features instruction in both English and Spanish. The goal of this three-year program is the rapid development of English language skills with instruction increasingly given in English and decreasingly given in Spanish over the course of the program.

Program Master Plan

By using this document, district teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and board members can contribute to bringing a new level of quality and commitment to educating all of our students for the 21st century.

English Learner Master Pla

Two Way Bilingual Immersion Master Plan

The Oceanside Unified School District’s Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program Master Plan will guide the development of Oceanside Unified School District’s Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program and lay the groundwork for the development of a K-12 pathway that affords students the opportunity to develop their bilingualism and literacy in two languages. In its strategic goals, Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) promotes the preparation of students for full participation and success in a global society that is multilingual and multicultural.

The OUSD multi-site Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program nurtures a vibrant K-12 learning community in which students from diverse backgrounds speak, read and write in Spanish and participate in multicultural studies and experiences as part of their education.

The program’s goals for students are:

  • Bilingualism and Biliteracy
  • Academic Excellence
  • Cross-cultural understanding & development of pro-social skills

As with any other District program, actions taken through the implementation of this plan that have significant fiscal impact on the general fund shall be considered by the Board of Directors and the Superintendent for development and approval.

Two Way Bilingual Immersion Master Plan

Contacts

Luz Martinez
Teacher on Special Assignment
luz.martinez@oside.us
760-966-4029

Liliana Gonzalez
Teacher on Special Assignment
liliana.gonzalez@oside.us
760-966-7868

Marilyn Gries
Administrative Secretary I
marilyn.gries@oside.us
760-966-7824

For Student ELPAC Scores, please contact the student's school of attendance. 

ELPAC Resources

English Language Assessments for California (ELPAC) Information:

ELPAC Website

ELPAC videos

ELAPC Score Report Guide