Andrew P. Hill High School's English Language Development Pathway is designed for English Language Learners in the emerging through bridging stages of English proficiency. We are one of five high schools in the district to offer E.L.D. classes, and we serve E.L.D. students from the South San Jose area. Our goal is to acclimate recent arrivals to their new school environment, to teach basic and academic English through content areas, and to support them in their transition to community college, adult education, or job opportunities.
Our teachers encourage biliteracy as students learn English, and most students take native language courses (mainly Spanish and Vietnamese) for at least one year. Students also gain computer skills while they learn English.
We offer four levels of E.L.D. (E.L.D. 1-4) and various sheltered classes. To provide additional English support, we have divided our students into two main groups (ELD 1 and 2 and ELD 3-4). As they go through the stages of English proficiency, students move to more intensive English courses. In addition to the courses listed below, students take mainstream elective classes, such as P.E. and art.