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English Learners

The English Learner program at City of Angels School is based on the programs and policies of the LAUSD Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department. The goals of these programs are to:

  • Provide appropriate services to students for whom English is not a native language.
  • Help English Learners meet performance criteria to reach full proficiency in English within 5 years.
  • Help all students, including English Learners, participate fully in college-preparatory (A-G) courses and graduate from high school ready for college and career.
  • Provide full access to programs for gifted and talented students or students with disabilities, regardless of language status.

Moving from English Leaner (EL) status to English Proficiency (EP) status is called reclassification and reflects a student's readiness to succeed academically without English language development (ELD) support.


Annual evaluations, including the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), assess each student's progress toward English Proficiency.  English Language Development Intervention classes are available for students requiring additional assistance. The English Learner program is directed by the Targeted Student Population Coordinator and the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).

Targeted student population coordinator

Lisa Karahalios
(323) 605-8695