Multilingual Education

Program Overview

Students and teacherProspect Hill Academy Charter School has a diverse student population. The district is committed to offering the highest quality of educational services to all students, including English Learners. Through research-based programs and exemplary instruction, PHA implements a Sheltered English Immersion program with the goal of developing English language proficiency and achieving state content-area standards, while simultaneously valuing students’ linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
There are over 22 languages represented at PHA where over 50% of students speak a language in addition to English. Approximately 18% of our district population is identified as English learners and are enrolled in our Multilingual Education program.

Guiding Principles

The Department of Multilingual Education is committed to: 
  • Effective programs have equitable access and are based on both standards and current research.
  • Effective instruction meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Effective on-going family involvement is integral to student success.
  • Effective professional development improves teaching through the integration of language and content.

Mission Statement

The Multilingual Education Department offers research-based programs and exemplary instruction for multilingual learners in Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. PHA has a diverse student population and currently instructs students who speak approximately 22 languages. We are committed to offering the highest quality of educational experiences to all students through language development programs that foster grade-level social and academic language proficiency and mastery of state content-area standards, while simultaneously building on and celebrating students' cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds, practices, and experiences.