The Fargo Public Schools English Learner (EL) program served 845 students during the 2016-17 school year, in grades Kindergarten through 12. Although about 70% of the students who qualify for the program are refugees, others are either born in the United States or are immigrants. Students are identified for services primarily based upon an English Language Proficiency assessment. Currently, a staff of 42 serves ELs across the District. The purpose of the program is to teach ELs English language proficiency, academic knowledge, and acculturation skills.
The Fargo Public Schools provides a continuum of English language services beginning from infancy in Even Start and continuing throughout adulthood. The Adult Learning Center offers an English language program for adults. Classes include driver's literacy, citizenship, language, technology, and cultural and social events. Click here for more information on this adult education program.
Student Ethnicity/Nationality - District Wide
Languages Spoken by Students Other Than English