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Multilingual Learner Program

About the Program

About one-third of our students enrolled in Oceanside schools are Multilingual Learners. In keeping with our mission to educate every student for success in the global community, we are pleased to offer three programs taught by teachers specially trained to address the needs of Multilingual Learners. Multilingual students who are learning English 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.

Choosing a Language Acquisition Program

Parents or guardians may choose a language acquisition program that best suits their child (EC Section 310). Language acquisition programs are educational programs designed to ensure English acquisition occurs as rapidly and effectively as possible. They provide instruction to English learners based on the state-adopted academic content standards, including English language development (ELD) standards (20 U.S.C. Section 6312[e][3][A][iii],[v]); EC Section 306[c]).

Language Acquisition Programs Offered

We are required to offer, at a minimum, a Structured English Immersion (SEI) program option (EC Section 305[a][2]). We offer the following language acquisition programs:

Structured English Immersion Program: A language acquisition program for English learners in which nearly all classroom instruction is provided in English, but with curriculum and a presentation designed for students who are learning English. At minimum, students are offered Designated ELD and provided access to grade level academic subject matter content with Integrated ELD.

Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI): A language acquisition program that provides language learning and academic instruction for native speakers of English and native speakers of another language with the goals of high academic achievement, first and second language proficiency, and cross-cultural understanding. This program begins in Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten (TK/K) and continues to eighth grade.

Newcomer Program: The newcomer program is intended to help bridge the educational and social-emotional experience of students and to support newcomer students and families during, at a minimum, their first year of schooling in the United States.


The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is a great way for parents to become involved in their child's education at a district level. Each month, parents, teachers, district leaders, and community members attend DELAC meetings.

Upcoming DELAC Meeting/Próxima Reunión de DELAC

DELAC Meetings for 2023-2024

6:00pm - 7:30pm

All meetings will be held in person and virtually.   

Joint meetings with District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC)

October 3rd

October 24th

November 28th  

January 23rd

March 19th 

May 21st

For details and the passcode, please contact Dr. Jordy Sparks or your school: 

English Learner 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 Plan

English Learner Master Plan-Spanish 

District Title III Plan

The LCAP Federal Addendum describes the supplemental services provided to English Leaners.  

LCAP Federal Addendum

OUSD Title III Plan

ELPAC Overview Spanish

For further information in English and Spanish about the four different ELPAC sections, please see the link below.

ELPAC Test Descriptions

Reclassification Criteria for Multilingual Learners learning English


Parent Resources

Parent-Teacher Conference-Spanish

Parent-Teacher Conference-English

Parents or guardians may choose a language acquisition program that best suits their child. Schools in which the parents or guardians of 30 students or more per school or the parents or guardians of 20 students or more in any grade request a language acquisition program that is designed to provide language instruction shall be required to offer such a program to the extent possible (20 U.S.C. Section 6312[e][3][A][viii][III]); EC Section 310[a]).

Parents or guardians may provide input regarding language acquisition programs during the development of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (EC Section 52062). If interested in a different program from those listed above, please contact your school to ask about the process.


Contact Us

Multilingual Collaborative Members
Multilingual Program Assessment and Monitoring

Joshua Thibodeaux
Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction - Assessments
Extension 7808

Dora Melgar
Admin Secretary I to Joshua Thibodeaux
Extension 7846

Multilingual Learner Curriculum and Instruction

Jennifer Voci
ML TOSA - Elementary
Extension 4280

Kimberly Moreno
ML/MTSS TOSA - Secondary
Extension 4790

Additional ELPAC Resources ELPAC Website

ELPAC videos

ELPAC Score Report Guide

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